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Children with Anxiety and Play

Sometimes children are anxious or exhibit anti-social behaviour in daycare/school. It might hamper their academic development and they might be disruptive in class. Some schools may even suggest seeing a psychologist as they believe the child could be on the autism spectrum or have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

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The Importance of Routine in Kids Life

One of the most important things that you can do to make your child feel safe is to establish a. Children tend to feel secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet...

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The Importance of Free Play for Kids

Is your child getting her recommended daily amount of free play time? There are many benefits for simple, unstructured play. These are times when she uses her imagination or enjoys physical activity rather than being coached on a team or watching electronic entertainment. Over-scheduled Kids With all of the structured activities...

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The Importance of Pretend Play

We often hear parents, teachers and caretakers gripe about how they cannot get their kids to sit still. Research shows that the main reason kids are unable to focus and socialize properly can be traced back to a lack of play in their childhood. A recent article by Angela...

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HOW PRETEND PLAY HELPS CHILDREN LEARN

Where can you find police officers, veterinarians, office workers, princesses, karate instructors, and chefs all happily working side by side? In a dramatic play area of a classroom, of course. A child’s pretend play in classrooms or at home is often considered fun and imaginative, but with limited educational...

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