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7 Ways to help your child develop positive self esteem

Children, with learning and attention problems, tend to find it more difficult to feel positive about themselves.  This is due to the fact that self-esteem is affected by how capable you feel.   These children have to work harder to … Continue reading

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Reading and storytelling with babies and children

Suitable for 0-6 years Why reading is important for babies and young children. Help your child get to know sounds, words and language, and develop early literacy skills. learn to value books and stories. spark your child’s imagination and stimulate … Continue reading

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Christmas fun to keep the kids busy

Worried about how to keep your children busy?  Here are links to some fun ideas that will keep them practicing their skills while spending some quality time with you. Getting creative with paper plates: https://www.craftymorning.com/christmas-paper-plate-crafts-for-kids/ Finger painting fun https://www.amorecraftylife.com/fingerprint-christmas-tree-kid-craft/ Jumping … Continue reading

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Don’t be a dummy when it comes to dummies

Many parents find it difficult to know when is the best time to start weaning their little one off sucking dummies. Dummies provide a way for babies and toddlers to soothe and cope with stressors around them.  As your child … Continue reading

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Building Resilience in Children – 20 Practical and Powerful Strategies

In today’s world, where children are constantly being compared and pushed to perform, it is easy to lose confidence and your sense of self-worth, if you do not feel you are the best or the brightest.    Thank you to … Continue reading

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How to boost your child’s immune system through food

When children are in close contact with each other (day care/ schools), viruses tend to spread like wild fire.  Constant visits to the doctor are expensive and it is not ideal to be on medication every other week.  It is … Continue reading

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Is toilet training driving you potty?!

Wet beds, wet pants, unmentionable messes… all parents have a story or two to tell about their toilet training journey. Especially those parenting children with special needs. Here are a few tips, tricks and encouragements to keep you going. 10 … Continue reading

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The decline of play in pre-schoolers and the rise in sensory issues

  There is a growing epidemic of children who excel academically, but have difficulty with social, emotional and motor skills, as pre-schools reduce outside free play time and increase more formal classroom time.  Pre-schoolers are becoming more easily frustrated, less … Continue reading

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Christmas from an ADHD perspective

The Christmas season has a different effect on different people.  For some it is a time to celebrate love and friendship and for others Christmas is a time of great cheer and excitement. Some people, on the other hand, feel … Continue reading

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Sensory Integration Workshop 8 September

SI Workshop will focus on: What is Sensory Integration? What is the cause? Why does it matter in class? Strategies to use in the classroom Date:                     Friday, 8 September 2017 Venue:                   Et Al Therapy and Learning Centre, 7 … Continue reading

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WORKSHOP 9 September 2016

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room

Fine motor skills in the class room