From day one, our brains are ready to acquire the ability to think, learn, problem solve, process information, make decisions, reason, remember, understand, analyse, evaluate and think in abstract ways. The ability to do all of this relies on cognition and how we develop intellectually.
Play dough is one of the best things your child will ever play with. It is the super hero of childhood activities. Don’t mistake play dough for just a soft gooey mess… That would be seriously underestimating its amazing super powers. So, what are play dough’s super powers?
We live in a fast paced world and our children are along for the ride. Just like adults, children need time out to relax and rejuvenate. Here is a sensory activity based on a Japanese Zen Garden that will help children relax and be creative.
Looking at fine art with children is rewarding and eye opening, not only for the children themselves but the adults accompanying them. The development of aesthetic awareness and artistic preference is already underway in the childhood years, so looking at art with children is a great experience that provides many learning opportunities. When focussed, children have a keen eye for looking at art, so many adults are surprised when children observe complex and sophisticated artistic...
It’s easy to assist your child to develop their fine motor skills through songs and finger plays. As children naturally love to sing, they respond enthusiastically to joining in a song with hand and finger actions, especially if you’re enthusiastic about it too. Here are some great suggestions to get you started.