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Top 10 Activities for Hand Eye Coordination

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Top 10 Activities for Hand Eye Coordination

There are several key developmental skills that our little ones should be practicing regularly. One of them is the development of hand-eye coordination.   What is hand-eye coordination? Basically, it’s when your hands and sight work together simultaneously to be able to do things that require speed and accuracy such as catching or hitting a ball - activities that use the information our eyes perceive (visual spatial perception) to tell our brain to guide our hands to carry out a movement. In reality, pretty much everything we do with our hands, uses hand-eye coordination – when we pick up a toy, when we drink...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Top Ten Parenting Tips

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Top Ten Parenting Tips

Do you panic if your friend’s child passes a milestone before yours? Do you find yourself googling “why is my child…” or “when should my child…?” Do you hear a child in the park playfully counting her dolls, and then wonder why your child isn’t at that stage yet? The biggest advice we can give you is DO NOT PANIC. They all catch up eventually! Read on for our top 10 parenting tips to raising a happy, well adjusted child.  Some kids advance faster than others. Some kids excel at certain things, others struggle in certain areas. There are lots of...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Saying No Without Saying No!

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Saying No Without Saying No!

If you’re anything like me, there are certain days where you’re sick of hearing yourself say “no” every five minutes. It’s definitely the quickest and easiest way to get your point across. But is it the most effective? In today's parenting tip, we'll look into how to say no to your child without saying no!  8 Ways To Say No To Your Child Without Saying No! We obviously have to say it, but what if we tried to limit the “no’s” to when they were really needed? What’s more, the more we say it, the less impact it has as kids...

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Fantastic Easter Activities for Kids

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Fantastic Easter Activities for Kids

Easter is just around the corner but not all of us have good weather! So we've compiled a fun list of fun Easter activities for kids that can can be played indoors or out!    Indoor Easter Activities For Kids What’s fun about these activities is that you can find almost everything you need at home. Simple, fun and educational. Just what you need in times like these. Save your eggs and a trip to the grocery store with the Skoolzy Egg Shapes   Hip Hop To The Hippity Hop   It’s the traditional Easter egg hunt with a twist by...

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Fostering a Love of the Written Word

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Parenting Tip Of The Week - Fostering a Love of the Written Word

In celebration of March's National Book Month, for today's Parenting Tip, we're today we're going to delve into how to encourage your youngster to enjoy books. Reading and a love of books in all their forms is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children.  Parenting Tip - Encouraging A Love of Reading Here are our top tips for helping to instill an appreciation of books from an early age:   Foster that love by making regular trips to the public library, and become familiar with the librarians and how the library works.   Get them their own...

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