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Why is early childhood education essential?
Traditionally, the first few years for a child were considered times for play and fun alone! However, recent studies have shown that children as young as two years old can learn traits that help them grow into well-balanced adults.
So, how does this work? Why is early childhood education so important?
Let’s find out today!
What’s the science behind early learning?
Early learning truly sets the context for the child’s education and development lifelong.
Several studies have found that healthy development in the early stages of life influences their educational, social and economic achievement throughout their adulthood.
Early childhood education and its benefits
A child goes through immense growth and development in their early years of life, and early childhood education taps into this potential to constructively impact their entire life.
It focuses on the years 2-5 of a child’s life, when they’re impressionable - and can quickly absorb all the information and experience.
Vegetables: Not your child's favourite food?
While all of us need a good portion of vegetables in our daily diets - kids need the macronutrients and micronutrients for their physical and mental development. And if you've got a child that hates their veggies, you've surely got an uphill task.
But, don't worry. We've got five tips you could implement today to get your child to consume more vegetables readily!
How do you help your child solve social problems?
While they are cute little human beings just playing, throwing tantrums or exploring the world, toddlers - right from their playschool days - are gobbling up social cues and developing response systems that make them the people they become.
Here's how you can help them resolve their early conflicts confidently.
How to support your child's growing independence?
They grow up so fast! That's the one thing every parent you'll ever meet will agree on.
And as your toddler grows up and gets ready to meet the world, it becomes crucial that they learn to be independent - physically and emotionally. But, how do you begin? How do you teach a child so dependent on you for everything to break free and discover their strengths?
Quick tips for you:-
Does physical punishment increase aggression?
Spanking and corporal punishment have been standard techniques parents have used to discipline their children for generations. But, recent studies have shown that physical punishment does more harm to the child than good.
One of the most common results measured in children who faced corporal punishment from their parents as a means to discipline them is increased aggression.
Every parent struggles with finding the best way to discipline their child. You want them to live a life they choose independently - but that doesn't mean they become unruly and arrogant. Positive discipline goes a long way in fostering such a balance and helping you bring up a confident, happy and disciplined child.
So, here are four techniques you could use -
Keeping up with your high-needs child
Bringing up your kid is a beautiful and fulfilling experience. But if you have a high-needs child who constantly seeks your time and attention, it can sometimes leave you exhausted, overwhelmed, and guilty.
Sounds like your story?
Check out the following tips that might help, and find a meaningful way to engage them.
5 Safety Rules for Children that can save the day!
Sports, hobbies, school - every activity that makes our kids’ lives exciting comes with the risk of exposing them to malicious adults or unforeseen situations. While you should do a background check on every adult your kids interact with, you should also set some ground rules so they keep themselves safe.
Here is our top list -
Not all your time is quality time!
When it comes to spending time with your kids, you should know that not all your time is ‘quality time. So, what can you do to ensure that your kid gets some ‘quality time with you?
How to be a good role model for your child?
Your kids are a reflection of you. So, it’s no surprise that they repeat your words, mimic your mannerisms and aim to be like you.
While it’s flattering that your little one looks up to you, it is easy to worry about whether or not you’re setting a good example for them.
Here are some things that can help you become one.