The Importance Of Moral Values In Children

Moral values are important in whatever stage of life. But most of the values we have as adults were instilled in us during our childhood years. That’s why it’s essential that we teach our children the values that we want them to have as adults. These eight reasons outline the importance of moral values inContinue reading “The Importance Of Moral Values In Children”

Nelson Mandela Day

Did you know: Nelson Mandela drew his inspiration from a poem. While he was in prison, Nelson Mandela would read William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus” to fellow prisoners. The poem, about never giving up, resonated with Mandela for its lines “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” 🇿🇦Happy NelsonContinue reading “Nelson Mandela Day”

International Music Day

🎶 It’s International Music Day 🎶 What is your child’s favourite type of music? Let us know in the comments! 🎹🥁🎷🎻🎸

Requests vs Instructions

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Ascension Day

We hope and trust that wherever you are, you can feel the festivity and joy as we celebrate this day of Ascension when Jesus returned to His Father. Jesus went away but He never left. He is still there, taking care of us, protecting us and showering His love on us.Have a blessed Ascension DayContinue reading “Ascension Day”

Age Appropriate Chores For Kids

Doing chores helps children learn about what they need to do to care for themselves, a home and a family. They learn skills they can use in their adult lives, like preparing meals, cleaning, organising and keeping a garden. Being involved in chores also gives children experience of relationship skills like communicating clearly, negotiating, cooperatingContinue reading “Age Appropriate Chores For Kids”

Language Development (2-3 Years Old)

💬 Between the ages of 2 and 3, children have a huge jump in language skills: At age 2, most children can follow directions and say 50 or more words. Many combine words in short phrases and sentences. Children this age usually can follow two-step instructions, such as “pick up the ball and bring itContinue reading “Language Development (2-3 Years Old)”

National Book Day

Tomorrow, 23 April 2022 is National Book Day! 📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚📚 At Smiley Kids we read every day! Reading is a superpower! Not only does it unlock a world of imagination, but it brings an opportunity to learn about new things as well as share experiences. Reading and sharing stories will: 📚 Help your child get toContinue reading “National Book Day”

Earth Day 🌎

🌍 What will you do to invest in a healthy and happy planet? 🌍 Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on 22 April, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation.By taking part inContinue reading “Earth Day 🌎”

Baby Talk

Listening to your baby babble is entertaining and adorable. But babbling also serves an important purpose in their overall language development. Coming before their first words, babbling often starts around 4 to 6 months of age and continues through the first year. You can encourage it by conversing with your baby, even though neither oneContinue reading “Baby Talk”

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