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How can I create an emotionally safe environment for my child?

How can I create an emotionally safe environment for my child? As you'll know, children are some of the most sensitive little creatures on the earth, and can be affected by even the smallest of changes to their relationships or environment. If you think back to your preschool days, surely you ...
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How important is the home environment?

 As your little one explores their home environment, it's important to take a step back and look at your home as a whole, and the effect it can have on your toddler. What parts of the home can encourage creativity and engagement? How can you reduce the chaos and create more welcoming spaces...
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How do I help my child with their fear of getting dirty?

As parents of little preschoolers, we know that our children are at an age where they want to run about, explore, and get stuck into new things (literally!). Preschoolers are at the stage where generally, they actively enjoy making sense of new environments through touch. For example, rolling ...
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How Do I Help My Child Communicate Their Emotions?

Resources:Books: How Are You Feeling Today? By Molly Potter (2004), All Kinds Of Feelings by Emma Brownjohn (2003), The Great Big Books of Feelings by Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith (2016), My Many Coloured Days by Dr Seuss (1973) and The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside (2011) with ...
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How do I create a sleep-friendly environment for my child?

How do I create a sleep-friendly environment for my child?Some kids can sleep anywhere and everywhere, and at any time of day! They could be sitting on an uncomfortable park bench or lying on a hardwood floor, all they need to do is close their eyes, and they'll drift off into the deepest of...
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How can the environment affect my child’s development?

How can the environment affect my child's development?As parents, we naturally do everything we can to ensure our kids have what they need to be happy and healthy little individuals. We put nutritious, delicious food on their plates every day, we tuck them up in a warm bed every night. We find ...
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How can I help my child balance risk, challenge and vulnerability and find independence?

“Children are active participants in their own development. Reflecting the intrinsic human drive to explore and master one's environment.” — Shonkoff and Phillips, 2000Bringing your newborn baby home for the first time really is the most amazing feeling in the world. The start of a brand-...
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How can I keep my child’s environment sanitary?

How can I keep my child's environment sanitary?We know that it's important to keep our homes clean for the health of our family. It always has been and it always will be. But it's also important to remember that it's virtually impossible to spray, wipe and hoover away every single germ that ...
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How can I ensure my child gets the iron they need?

How can I ensure my child gets the iron they need?When you think of iron, perhaps you imagine swords, shields and antique helmets, or maybe you're reminded of the pile of crumpled washing sat waiting on the ironing board. What probably doesn't spring to mind is the wellbeing and health of your child...
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How can I access Parental Controls on Youtube?

How can I access Parental Controls on YouTube?There is a version of YouTube specifically made for children, called YouTube Kids. It creates a safer environment for children to watch videos, and gives them the freedom to make their own choices as to which videos they would like to watch.How to create...
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