1) Wear whatever hats👒, necklaces, rings💍 and bangles your child makes for you. Show them how much you value the creations they made for you with love. 2) Request a ‘kid fix’ – a big hug👩👦👨👧 and kiss from your child. Let them know how much better you feel after your fix. 3) Sing 🎼along […]
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Most parents find family life pretty hectic – balancing home life 🏠with work-life 🏢and other commitments can fill days, weeks, and months with no respite. Weekends are often spent catching up on household chores,🧹 shopping, 🛍🛒and other errands, leaving little time for rest and relaxation (R&R). Yet we know that downtime is essential. Regular R&R, […]
How much is going on in your child’s life at the moment? Many families find that life is very ‘busy’, with activities and commitments coming thick and fast every week. Add to this the natural life changes that children have to cope with: the birth of a sibling; 🤱moving house; 🏠starting a new preschool or […]
Through constant exposure to books📗📙 and stories🧞♂️, children begin to develop an understanding that symbols♻️can be read and interpreted by others. This promotes the concept that thoughts,💭 experiences🎭 and ideas💡can be represented through words, pictures, 🖼photos and print. Read 📖to your child 👨👦every day – books, 📚magazines,📰 letters, and recipes – anything that reinforces the […]
The better your relationship with your child, the more influence you will have over their life – and the easier it will be to teach them new skills. • Don’t just assume your child knows how much you love them😍 – remind them constantly. • Get interested in what interests ⛹️♀️🚴🦖🦄⚽️🏉🎨🎹your child – this shows […]
If your toddler has words for what they feel, they are less likely to have a tantrum. A child who can say ‘I’m angry!’ is less likely to hit out. Ask your librarian to suggest some appropriate picture books 📕📗📘about feelings. Make ‘feeling’ puppets out of small paper bags. Draw opposite ‘feelings’ faces on the […]
Halswell Preschool. 31 Halswell Junction Road, Halswell. “Where it’s great to be small!” Thinking about childcare, preschool or early education for your children but not sure where to start…… It can be really overwhelming deciding where to send your little ones. To make it easier for you come and visit Halswell Preschool on the 18th […]
Our sister centre in Halswell is having an Open Day! Saturday 18 June. 10am to 1pm 31 Halswell Junction Road
Children love being told that they’re ‘good’. They need to hear from their parents when they’re doing the right thing. But telling your child ‘You’ve been very good’ doesn’t tell them what they did that was so great. When you praise your child – try to label the actions that you’re pleased with, i.e. ‘I […]