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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”

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 🌎”

How to help with my child’s language skills:

💬How can I help my child’s language skills?💬 1️⃣ Talk, talk, talk. Narrate the day as it evolves. Tell your child, for instance, “Now we’re going to take a bath. Can you feel the warm water on your belly? When we dry off, we’ll get dressed and take a walk.” 2️⃣ Read, read, read. It’sContinue reading “How to help with my child’s language skills:”

Language Development For Toddlers

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

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”

Why is touch important for babies?

Babies have a biological need for close physical affection. Nothing is more important to their emotional, physical and intellectual development than a comforting cuddle or a loving touch. What is certain is that babies who are cuddled, stroked and caressed are more likely to grow up to be loving social beings. They also gain independenceContinue reading “Why is touch important for babies?”

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:”

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