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Top Tips: Child Language Development

Children develop language skills throughout their childhood. In their first 12 months, babies develop fundamental skills that are needed for speech and language development.  Language development supports a child’s ability to communicate, express and understand feelings but also aids thinking, problem solving, and enables children to develop and maintain relationships. Language acquisition happens in stages. …
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August 10, 2013 Tags:, , , ,

What is Nature Deficit Disorder and Tips on Preventing it

The term ‘nature deficit disorder‘ (NDD) is not a recognised scientific or medical disorder, but comes from writer Richard Louv, who believes that increasing numbers of children are spending less time outdoors and this is causing a range of health, behavioural and educational issues. “Nature Deficit Disorder describes the human costs of alienation from nature,…
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August 9, 2013 Tags:,

Top Tips: Reducing Screen Time for Children

The damaging consequences of too much screen time for children include: delayed language and cognitive development poor concentration on other activities. children could become obese and lead an unhealthy lifestyle as when in front of a screen kids tend to snack as it is  an inactive activity impaired social development, as screen time prevents social…
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August 5, 2013 Tags: