Posts tagged “Child Development”

What your child eats today can have an impact on them through childhood, adolescence and adulthood so it’s important that you do all you can to make sure they eat the right things. 
 
Off the back of the summer holidays, we’ve all indulged in an ice cream or two and some sugary drinks here and there and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, now’s the time to focus on your child getting the necessary nutrients for physical and mental growth and development. We know it can be a real pain getting children to eat their vegetables so we’re going to share some tips on how to work with your child to get them eating well. 
Each and every child is unique and special. Children and babies are constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured. 
 
At Wellies we recognise that: 
 
- All children will develop and learn at different rates. 
- Children learn to be independent and strong through positive relationships. 
- Children learn and develop best in enabling environments. 
As we are once again enduring a national lockdown, its time to ‘face the music and dance’ – with the little ones in the living room, kitchen or indeed in the garden! We are certainly not going anywhere anytime soon, so let’s get creative, imaginative, and let’s battle through lockdown with a smile from our fabulous cushion forts in the comfort of our living rooms! 
 
For many parents, finding the right childcare provider stirs up a range of emotions. After all, you are ultimately leaving your child in the hands of someone you do not yet know, and this can be a time full of anxiety and worry. Picking the right childcare service forms a crucial part of parent’s lives. 
 
As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you may be tempted to leave exercising with your child until the lighter days come back. Don't!  
 
Stay active throughout autumn and winter with our top tips! 
Sharing stories and reading books every day helps your child’s development in lots of ways. 
 
The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children, and we as parents need to make every day reading a high priority whether it’s reading a book at a play cafe or reading a book before bed. 
 
Having a baby is one of the biggest life changes that you'll experience. Becoming a parent is a major life milestone for everyone and having a baby is probably one of the most life-changing events you will ever experience! 
Young children are fascinated with exploring and the outside environment. One of the most important ways our children learn is by getting out into the world and exploring! Using real objects as toys is a great way to encourage creative exploration. Children of all ages can benefit from – and really enjoy – using real objects as toys, but when children are in the initial stages of learning to identify and name objects, it is especially beneficial. 
 
Your child sees you use numbers every single day in various different ways from dividing up strawberries onto separate plates for snack time to adding up money from your purse, but how can you help them develop their numeracy skills? 
Look. Listen. Touch. Smell. Taste. Five fundamental elements of life that we often take for granted. When we talk about the senses, most children over a certain age can list them off without problem. Any and all of these can be incorporated into sensory play. 
It's not just children who have difficulty with sensory integration who can benefit from sensory play. The truth is, all children need help learning how to use their senses. 
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