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10 Easy Ways to Scaffold Your Child’s Learning

Please enjoy this excerpt from our ebook ‘How to Super Boost Your Pre-Schooler’s Learning.’ If you’d like to download our FREE ebook, click here. Scaffolding is one of the most effective ways to take your child’s learning to the next level without stress, pressure, tantrums or boredom. But what is scaffolding I hear you ask? Let’s find out. Lev Vygotsky, a well-respected developmental psychologist proposed a theory that learners have a ‘zone of proximal development’ (ZPD),...

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Stages of Children’s Play- A Window Into Your Child’s Brain Development

Observing and monitoring how children use materials and objects during play is a window into understanding your child’s cognitive development and intellectual capabilities. As children move through their first years of life, the way they play with objects and their style of play changes quite dramatically. In the beginning a child’s play is quite simple. Only as the child develops intellectually will they begin to display new and more complex ways of doing things and...

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Activities to Promote Intellectual Development in 3 to 5 Year Olds

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.

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Literacy Development– The Journey to Reading and Writing

As a pre-school teacher I have had many eager parents ask me if they should teach their child to read and write before school. They are fearful that if their child doesn’t start  reading and writing in their pre-school year, they won’t have a head start at school.  They feel anxious that in their endeavour to teach their child, they may employ incorrect teaching methods.

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Activities to Promote Intellectual Development in Toddlers

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. The sheer magnitude of brain development occurring before the age of six is astounding.  This development is imperative for an individual to construct an understanding of the world and how...

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Intellectual and Cognitive Development– Birth to Five Years

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.

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Sign Language & it’s Effects on language develoment in Infants & Toddlers

The following article by Sara Ipatenco was first featured on Livestrong in 2010. As it no longer exists on Livestrong it has been recreated here for your enjoyment. According to Kids Health, your infant or toddler relies on imitation as she learns to master language. Having conversations with your child is one of the most effective ways to encourage her to learn to communicate. Sign language can be combined with the spoken word to provide...

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Activities to Promote Intellectual Development in Babies

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.

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