Child Development

Child Development – Trends & Studies from 2017

As mother’s ourselves, we are always interested to know how the Child and Family Science experts come up with their data.  And, what the outcomes are.   From a study forming part of the Master’s Degree Programme in Education and Child Studies at the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands, they posed a few questions to …

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Back 2 School is cool!

I don’t know about your household but mine is in the back-to-school tailspin! Mommy is frantically labeling and sewing and prepping, dad doesn’t know what all the fuss is about because let’s face it, he went to school in the snow and didn’t even have a text book…and seems to think he is fine! One …

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“Is my child ready for Grade 1?”

My daughter’s school did a school readiness screening or mini assessment on all the Grade R children ahead of the big change over to Grade 1 next year. Interested parents have been attending regular information evenings with the school Psychologist to discuss how their child did and what it all means. Needless to say anxiety …

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The season of goodies, gifts and goodbyes

What are your teacher gift traditions?! My girls love giving their teachers flowers and chocolates at the end of each term as a way of saying thank you! They delight in picking their teacher’s FAVOURITE colour flowers or their favourite sugary treat! However, I got to thinking, if all moms did what I did, the …

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School has started again… how are you?

The lead up to the school holidays may have been filled with excitement and anticipation or dread and fear of what on earth you would do with these little people for all their waking hours for a whole week! You may have felt a little of both – looking forward to a break in school …

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