My grandfather died. The grandfather my three year old and I would visit semi-regularly in the Alzheimer’s ward at the local nursing home. In reality, my grandfather “died” of this …
Q&A: My daughter is 10 months old and has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia. She has a rhino brace and has to wear it for 3 months. She was previously extremely active and now is limited with her movements causing her to get very frustrated.
Speech Pathologist: Baby communication milestones. Development of milestones such as smiles, gazing, crying, laughing and smiling, discriminating sounds
It’s important to introduce reading at an early age. Not only does it help to stimulate their imagination but it helps with children’s educational, neurological, linguistic and social development. A …
Crawling is more than just your baby’s way of getting around before they walk. Learn more about the importance of baby crawling and how it is a milestone that is crucial in …
Q&A: I have an almost 5 year little girl who is sweet and very innocent. She has 2 girl cousins slightly older (4/5 months older) who always wear trendy and expensive but very pretty clothes and very fancy hair do’s. How do I handle this?
Stuttering in children is a disorder that brings both worry and dread to parents. In this expert article, speech therapist Clare Francis lays out all you need to know about understanding, identifying and assisting your child with stuttering.
Lately I’ve been waking up to find that my 8mo has rolled over in her sleep and is face down in her cot, I flip her back over on her back but as soon as I do she wakes up, I was wondering if there was anything I can do to stop this from happening?
When you hear ‘fine motor skills’, you’re hearing about your child’s finger and hand muscles – the way children grasp, manipulate, stack, sort and develop hand-eye coordination. These skills are an important part of childhood development as they help children prepare for pre-school and school tasks such as writing, drawing, cutting and colouring.
Fussy eating is a normal part of a toddler’s development between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, but sometimes it can result in food refusal or persist for a long time. Jan Jones provides information about how you can tackle fussy eating and what you shouldn’t do. (Information relates to both general fussy eaters, as well as more specific information for children who are on the autism spectrum)
One of the wonderful things about toddlers is they are developing independence and becoming more self aware. They are able to use their bodies to accomplish an increasing number of skills such as running, jumping and feeding themselves. They are also beginning to label and classify objects so naming and recognising their body parts is a skill they are often keen to learn.
Learning to communicate is a step by step process for all children, but many parents wonder if their children’s speech and language is developing normally. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, discusses the stages of speech development, the general pattern that most children follow, and when to seek help.
Block play can do more than simply entertain your toddler. Our early childhood expert, Jan Jones, explains how it can help with their development, and the best ways to implement it.