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Asperger Syndrome – What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Prior to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) in 2013, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) was considered a standalone condition baring similar conditions to Autism.

However, it’s now placed under the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is considered by many medical professionals as high-functioning autism.

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How to Help a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) describes a condition where the brain and nervous system have trouble organising, processing and responding to external stimuli.

The result is that abnormal responses to normal sensory input is observed due to poor detection or interpretation thereof.

For children with SPD, daily activities or functions can be extremely overwhelming or even painful to experience.

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Child Development Milestones – Guidelines for Your Pre-schooler

The importance of child development, in all its dimensions cannot be stressed enough, and as an Educare Centre in Cape Town, Kay-Dee takes early childhood development very seriously.

We believe that fostering healthy development in a child from birth is the single most valuable thing a parent can do for their little one.

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Internet safety for kids - What parents need to teach their pre-schoolers

Internet safety for kids has become a new area for research. This is because up until the year 1991, internet was not available to the public, let alone preschool children.

With the digital age advancing at an alarming pace, preschool children now have direct access to the internet and all the information available on the world wide web.

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Picking the right Daycare in Cape Town

When it comes to choosing the right daycare in Cape Town, there are certain factors that you can look at before making your final decision.

Knowing what to look for in a daycare will help you make the best decision for your child. Regardless of how much time your child will spend at daycare, you still want them to be at the best centre possible.

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Season’s Greetings from Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town

All of us at Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town are faced with the bitter sweet experience of watching our precious little ones grow up as we watch another year come to an end.

As we start our preparations for season festivities, gift wrapping and family time, we reflect back on 2018 with happy and grateful hearts.

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Early Childhood Development and consistent Bedtime Routines

Healthy early childhood development depends on several factors, one of which being a well-established bed time routine.

A consistent bedtime routine encourages regulated and normal sleeping patterns. However, many parents will agree that establishing these routines is much easier said than done, in most cases.

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The Importance of Social-emotional Development for your Child

In the past, particular emphasis was placed on the development of one’s IQ rather than EQ, also known as emotional intelligence.

However, over the years and after many important developments in psychology, it has been discovered that nurturing your child’s emotional intelligence has far greater benefits in the long run.

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Early Child Development - The Importance of Imagination

When talking about child development, the most discussed aspects are usually the emotional as well as physical development of your growing child.

However, equally important is the stimulation of children’s imagination and creativity throughout their stages of development. In fact, imagination directly influences a child's emotional and physical development.

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The Importance of Early Childhood Development, Diet and Exercise

Definition: Early childhood development (ECD) is described by the Children’s Act as the processes of emotional, cognitive, sensory, spiritual, moral, physical, social and communication development of children from birth to school-going age.

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