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GymbaROO for Preschoolers

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Parents often wonder what benefit their three or four year old can gain by attending ‘GymbaROO’. GymbaROO director, Margaret Sasse explains how GymbaROO can help prepare your child for school. Minor immaturities may not cause problems prior to kindergarten or…

Fabulous four year olds

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By four years of age most children are skilled at controlling their movements and are rapidly gaining confidence. Children vary greatly in the age at which they are equipped to cope with formal school, and readiness is not just a…

How you can boost your child’s brain power

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So what are the most useful things a parent can do for their child’s brain development? What sort of environment do the researchers believe helps a child to develop?  A child needs to feel secure both emotionally and physically. Safety…

Children of the 21st century: Slipping through the net

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My latest research publication briefly explores the literature focusing on early childhood development, parenting and the provision of health services to young families. It is particularly focuses towards child health nurses, but parents may also find it interesting. The paper…

Young Einstein

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Why KindyROO: Interview With Ai Ling, Director, KindyROO Singapore (Part III)

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A mother of three from aged 5 – 9 years old, Ai Ling, Director of KindyROO Singapore shares her story on how she came across the KindyROO program, and how it has benefited her three children. How did you first come…

Why Children love to roll and tumble By Sally Goddard-Blythe

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The first of all the senses to develop, is the sense of balance. It is vital for posture, movement and a sense of ‘centre’ in space, time, motion, depth and self. All other sensations pass through the balance mechanism (vestibular…

So Much More To Play: Interview With Ai Ling, Director, KindyROO Singapore (Part II)

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There is so much more to play. In this three part interview series, we spoke to KindyROO Singapore (Part I)” href=”http://thenewageparents.com/interview-with-ai-ling-director-kindyroo-singapore-part-i/” target=”_blank”>Shee Hock Ai Ling, mother of three and Director of KindyROO Singapore Pte Ltd, about play and asked her…

Serious Lessons Through Child’s Play

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Requiring kindergartners to read – as Common Core does – may harm some

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The Common Core State Standards call for kindergartners to learn how to read, but a new report by early childhood experts says that forcing some kids to read before they are ready could be harmful. Two organizations that advocate for…