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Long Live the DIY!

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Long Live the DIY!

Today, let's talk about DIY, cooking, sewing, drawing ... in short, let's talk about fine motor activities and DIY. I recently read this very interesting article in which a London professor of surgery complains that he has seen his students dexterity tremendously drop in the last 10 years. According to him, the rise of digital entertainment has changed education and led his students, although brilliant academically, not knowing how to cut or sew correctly (skills essential to a good surgeon). This teacher thinks that we should return to a more manual education, especially since the latter would not only develop...

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How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Child development

How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash The world is made up of so many colours — even more than the eye can see! This is especially true for newborn babies and very young children, as their vision isn’t fully developed yet. There is no doubt that learning about and understanding the significance of different colours is an essential building block in a child’s development. Colour is used in early mathematics, as a language tool to describe emotional states, and as a means of creative expression. But the importance of colour in a child’s development doesn’t stop there. Early exposure to contrasting colours both...

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Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

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Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

Take a trip down memory lane for a moment. Do you remember when you were little, and you heard a story that wrapped you up in a whole other dimension... An imaginary world constructed from words, but that might as well have been real — that you could almost touch, smell and that you could most definitely feel? Do you remember all your favourite stories? Did the twists and turns of fate that transported the characters in those stories ever teach you something about your own life? Reading, yesterday as today, is a powerful thing. It’s important, especially for young...

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How Stuffed Animals Contribute to your Child's Development

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How Stuffed Animals Contribute to your Child's Development

Do you remember your first best friend? Did they smile when you smiled? Did they laugh when you made jokes? Did they hold your hand when you were feeling scared? Protect you from the bad things and comfort you in face of the sad things? Now, was that best friend a person? Or perhaps, if you really think about it, that first best friend wasn’t a person at all. Perhaps, that very first best friend had soft fur and diamond hard eyes… image courtesy of Sasha Čukure @europeanmommyof2, plushie Petit loulou For most children, the first relationship that they develop outside...

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