Posts in Preschool
Biting – what is it all about?

There is no denying the level of emotions that can accompany biting.  Whether your child is biting or being bitten, the emotions can be intense. When biting is ongoing it can be a stressful time for all of the people involved.  There is a definite stigma surrounding biting.  The reality is, as unpleasant as it is, that for young toddlers biting is a common behaviour and part and parcel of their development.

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Preparing your child for LIFE

Becoming a parent is overwhelming. Suddenly we are responsible for this small person and as our primal instincts to protect them emerge, we find ourselves wanting to shelter them from life's storms. Sadly, just like the weather we can't control what happens in life. The good news is, we can prepare our children for this wild, wonderful world by nurturing their developing sense of self.

Here are five everyday approaches that will help:

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The Myth of “Falling Behind” in Preschool

Imagine a father coaxing his five month old on the mechanics of walking. Or how about a Mum teaching vowel sounds to her 3 month old infant.  You would say that they were wasting their time – right? Imagine these parents fearing that their children were “falling behind”. It’s obvious that these things are clearly outside of their developmental abilities.

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PreschoolJoanne Whyte
The Importance of Play in Early Childhood

We all want what is best for our children, however somewhere along the line we have let our fear and anxieties take over.  We fear that our children will ‘fall behind’, we  push our children’s development from one milestone to the next, and we worry ourselves silly when we compare our children with others.  

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PreschoolJoanne Whyte