Developing an emotional attachment (bonding) with your child is critical to their development as it directly and significantly impacts their sense of self-worth and security. This connection will shape the way your child perceives him or herself and relates to others throughout life. Clearly, creating a deep, strong bond with your child is one of [...]
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Your presence in the daily life of your child is irreplaceable. Children understand that they are loved when they feel like they are important to you and they don't have to compete for your attention. Setting aside time every day for direct interaction with your child is one of the best ways to make them feel [...]
As your child grows, an endless stream of external forces will affect him or her. The surrounding environment plays a key role in shaping how your child develops. When we talk of the environment, we mean home, school and other places where your child will spend a significant amount of time. As a parent, it [...]
Most people feel nostalgic when they think of family dinners. Smiles will light up their faces as cherished memories are remembered. In the past, sitting down to dinner was a practice that went without mentioning; families would eat their evening meals together every day. However, with the frantic pace of modern life, this ritual is [...]
Being exposed to and interacting with music has many benefits for children, starting at a very young age. Music helps children develop multiple skill sets by exercising different areas of the brain simultaneously, in both the left and right hemispheres. Here are some of the great benefits to music in the classroom. Music Helps [...]
As you research preschools to find the one that is most suitable for your child, keep in mind that an important part your decision should be the type of teaching method that is offered. There are different types of programs, but, here at Spanish for fun! Duraleigh, we believe a play-based approach to learning [...]
As a parent, you want the best for your child, but knowing what the “best” is can be confusing. Raising them often feels like a trial-and-error experience, especially with the first one. We're here to help you figure out how to get the best early childhood education for your child. Let these tips guide you when it [...]
Children have several stages they go through as part of their developmental journey. For parents, major milestones are a source of both anticipation and anxiety. It helps when you are prepared for them. You can get yourself ready by learning from older parents, especially those with more than one child, since they have the [...]
Growing up in today’s world presents a unique set of demands for children. The need for cultural awareness is steadily increasing as a means of fostering harmonious coexistence between people. You can be sure that as they grow up, your children will be exposed to people of diverse cultures and traditions. One of the [...]
It's always exciting for parents when they see their children hit different milestones in their development. There is so much to look forward to, and it’s thrilling to see your baby learn to do things on her own. On the other hand, milestones can also cause anxiety. You may wonder how your child will cope [...]