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What is iodine, and how much does my child need?

When you think of salt, what is it that springs to mind? Is it a tub of salted popcorn? A melt-in-the-mouth bar of salted caramel chocolate? A tasty batch of salty chips or crisps? Or maybe you think of spreading a layer of salted butter on a golden-brown piece of toast! What probably doesn't ...
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How can I manage my expectations for my toddler?

How can I manage my expectations for my toddler?You're at the airport waiting for your flight number to be called, when your toddler starts to get very agitated and calls out loudly for attention. You're reading the last chapter of a very good book so you try to calm your little one down so you ...
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How to help your child’s reading skills at home? (Part 2)

How to help your child's reading skills at home? (Part 2)In part 1, we talked about 5 ways that you could help your child further their reading skills at home. These were strategies such as talking to your child a lot, having your child tell you a story, reading to your child, teaching your ...
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Should I be worried about my toddler and academics?

Should I be worried about my toddler and academics?Your toddler's almost three and you've noticed that they aren't as quick at reading as some of their peers. You start worrying that they're behind and wonder whether they should be developing more quickly. It's as if it threatens their whole ...
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How to help your child’s reading skills at home (part 1)

How to help your child's reading skills at home (part 1)Ever since you were a child, getting lost in the imaginary world of your favourite story books has been one of your most favourite past times. And as the years have gone on, it's become a hobby that has grown and developed. Now that you...
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What are some homemade Baby-Toddler activities?

Seeing your toddler sitting on the living room floor, looking around the room for something to do, you grab their favourite puzzle from the shelf and take it over to them. But after sitting down and spreading the puzzle pieces out across the floor, your toddler crawls away, seemingly ...
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How to help your child’s reading skills at home (Part 3)

How to help your child's reading skills at home (Part 3)In parts 1 and 2, we explored 10 ways that you could help your child further their reading skills at home. These were strategies such as talking to your child a lot, listening to your child read, having your child tell you a story, ...
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reading skills

Is it OK to fight with my partner in front of my toddler?  Your partner snapped at you in a much harsher tone than usual, and you're feeling a little more reactive than you usually are after getting a terrible night's sleep. You want to snap back in a harsher, louder tone, but you're aware that ...
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How do I prevent thumb-sucking?

When your little one is sat on your lap, distracted by the book you are reading them, their thumb stuck securely in their mouth, there's no denying that they look adorable! And it reminds you of a time when they were just a little baby in their cot, sucking on their tiny thumb as they slept. But ...
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How can I encourage my baby's language skills? 3 - 6 months

At home one day, you suddenly notice that your tiny tot, who's recently passed the 3-month mark, is watching your mouth move as though it were the most fascinating thing they've ever seen. And then, all of a sudden, they're sticking their tongue in and out, a confused look on their face. It almost ...
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