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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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”

Language Development For Grade RR Children

The preschool years have been regarded as the most important time for children to develop their vocabulary competency before joining formal learning at schools. Here is a valuable checklist for language development of a Grade RR child 👧🏽💬

Language Development Up To 18 Months Old

💬 Language development checklist for parents of babies who have reached their 18 months old milestone 💬

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:”

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