The world has a tendency to use academic results to gauge intelligence while overlooking one of the most important things your child can ever learn which is emotional intelligence.
Social development lays down an everlasting foundation for emotional development, both of which are delicate processes that directly influence each other and help shape your child into the person they will one day become.
Emotion is the driver behind behaviour. All people act and behave in a manner that is determined by what emotions they are feeling. While this is also true of adults it is especially important when dealing with young children.
There is no schedule or timetable for how all children should grow. In fact, there is a huge amount of variance in the pace that each child develops at.
A classic example of this is the age at which babies start to walk. Some babies start to walk at the age of 9 months where others only take the first step at the age of 15 months.
In both of these cases, the babies are within the range of typical development and this is completely normal.
The word reinforce is used to describe the strengthening of an object or concept. In child psychology, reinforcement refers to a kind of interaction between you and your child that will foster or increase the chance of them behaving in a certain way.
The new year has started and healthy living is on everyone's agenda after the holiday season.
With healthy living in mind for your children, we at Kay-Dee Educare in Mowbray think your child's lunchbox is a great place to start.
Pre-primary education refers to the stage of education before primary school for children.
"Pre-primary is an important stage which lays the foundation for life-long learning and whole person development, and serves as the starting point of formal education. It articulates with primary, secondary and tertiary education to form an entire spectrum of education." (The Guide to the Pre-primary Curriculum, endorsed by the Curriculum Development Council of Hong Kong).