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Talking About Speech Problems

When my daughter was three, I noticed she was protruding her tongue slightly when pronouncing a soft ‘g’. At first it seemed sweet, but months went by and I began to worry. It wasn’t affecting the sound she made, but the maneuver looked unnecessarily difficult. What if it became permanent?...

Encourage your child to embrace independent play

Encourage your child to embrace the world of the make-believe.

Tips To Help Your Child Have Strong And Healthy Feet

Feet seem simple on the surface but are actually very complex. Each foot has 26 bones (a quarter of all the bones in the body), 33 joints and a network of more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. According to the BC Association of Podiatrists, the average person takes...

Speech & Language Development

Children Use Many Ways To Communicate Babies use gestures and facial expressions, words, tone of voice and other vocal sounds such as crying and babbling to communicate. This is the beginning of learning language. Most children learn language very quickly. Your newborns cries are reflexes but your baby will soon begin...

Social Development

Babies start by learning the signals they can give to show adults they are hungry or tired. They watch how their parents respond to other people and situations, then begin to copy them. Children Learn Social Skills By Copying You Copying the adults that are close to them helps toddlers begin...

Your Child’s Early Brain Development

You've probably heard how important it is to help your baby's brain develop well. You may have seen advertisements for toys to stimulate your child's brain, and CD's to ggive your unborn baby a start in music. Many parents know it is important to help stimulate their child's brain, but...

Motor skills development

It takes a while for a baby's small and large muscles to develop.

Your Child’s Sexuality: Development & Communication

Sexuality is much more than sex. It includes our sense of who we are and how we feel about ourselves as sexual beings. Our children start the lifelong process of learning about their sexuality as soon as they are born. The loving touches you give your baby teach that the...

Milestones: Preschoolers (3-5 Years)

Your Child's Growth Measure your child's growth every 6 months, using your bathroom scale and a tape measure. Ask your child to stand straight with the back smack against the wall. Then hold a book on top of your child's head and make a pencil mark at the level of...

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