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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”

Language Development For Toddlers

✅ Language development checklist for parents of babies who have reached their 24 months / 2 years old milestone ✅

World Health Day

🌍 World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization to draw attention towards the importance of global health. This year’s theme is: Our Planet, Our Health. 🍎🥦🤸🏽‍♂️⚽️🧘🏽‍♂️🌞🌳🌻Not just as parents but also as humans, we must do ourContinue reading “World Health Day”

World Water Day

It’s a day to educate, celebrate, reflect, and make a difference to water management in the world. Water is life. Save water save life. Life not only for humans but animals, birds, and plants too. Conserve water. Happy World Water Day! “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” – LorenContinue reading “World Water Day”

How to show your toddler that they are loved:

The most fundamental gifts we can give our children are acceptance, stability, and most importantly, love. Of course parents love their children. But love is not only a noun, it’s also a verb. Showing love to your child can, at times, be complicated. There are small ways to express your love to your child soContinue reading “How to show your toddler that they are loved:”

What books can my toddler read?

📚 What books can my toddler read? 📚 Reading to young children is proven to improve cognitive skills and help along the process of cognitive development.Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and understand; it’s “the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood”.Continue reading “What books can my toddler read?”

Fun activities for you and your children!

Are you looking for some fun activities to do with your children during the holidays? Here are a few ideas 💡😃 #smileykids #earlychildhooddevelopment #havingfun #toddlers #learningthroughplay #southafrica #preschool #Christmas #holidays

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