W-Sitting position is a pretty common sight among kids whenever they play. We might have thought that as much as it is normal, it is also harmless. We are wrong. Studies have shown that W-Sitting does more harm to our children's posture than we could imagine.
What is W-sitting? W-sitting is when a child sits with their bottom on the floor, knees bent, legs rotated outwards, and one leg to either side of their pelvis. So basically their sitting position forms the letter “W”.
Flash photography is one of the easiest ways to detect a life-threatening eye cancer called Retinoblastoma. The tumour can develop in young children from birth and often reflects back as a white pupil. Early detection is the key to saving their sight and their lives. So we developed CHECT Flash Photo Posters to show parents that they can detect eye cancer in their child simply by taking a photo.
Encourage cognitive and language development with these fun, everyday learning activities.
1. Try Out Textures
Toddlers are sensory learners who love to touch, smell, and taste to understand the world around them. Use a dark marker to trace letters of the alphabet and/or numbers onto poster paper; then have your thought decorate the letters with textured items such as sandpaper, beans, cotton balls, pastas, and pipe cleaners. Touching the letters gives kids the opportunity to feel the way a letter is formed. For little ones learning to write, their fingers can experiment with the shape of a letter before grasping a writing utensil. Each day, say the letters and numbers out loud as your child runs his fingers over them. Later on, extend the
Worried about your child who refuses to eat anything except fried and junk food? You are not alone. Many parents worry about what their children eat (and dont’t eat), and because of this, we often result to “mealtime battles”. In order to prevent these squabbles, here are a few guidelines to consider that may shift the odds to your favor.
The 7 Rs:
Be mindful of the schedule when serving meals and snacks. It is important that you stick to the everyday routine. This would eventually program their minds and their bodies of when to expect food or in a more simple term, be hungry. Offer juice or milk
Your toddler will gradually understand how she can use words to describe what she sees, hears, feels and thinks. Even before she uttered her first word, she was listening to and learning from everyone around her.
How did my baby's speech develop in her first year?
From the moment your baby arrived in the world, she was learning how to communicate. Her first form of communication was crying. She cried when she was hungry, uncomfortable or tired.
From around three months, your baby may have started to babble to herself and make sounds back when you talked to her. She may have begun to recognise her name, and even responded when you said it from across the room.
From around six months, you may have noticed your baby favouring certain sounds,
What products, supplies, and gear do you need to get your child safely and happily from his first to his second birthday? We know, of course, that you want to give him the world – and your love and patience can get him partway there. But there are a few other basics you'll want to provide as well.
Your child is both easier and harder to dress at this stage. Easier because he may raise his arms for you when you pull off his shirt; harder because he's often squirming when you do it. So look for comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that are easy to get on and off. Avoid clothes you have to button – buttons require time and patience – and look for speedy snaps and zippers instead.
No toddler is a fan of taking medicine, but a mum's got to do what a mum's got to do. Administering medicine to a resistant child is such a terrible phase we, mums, will all go through, and later on, a phase we no longer shrug off. Having a sick child who would never like the taste of medicine, is really challenging, as if it is a two-man job. But we dont't have much of a choice, do we? So, how can we manage it and not let administering medicine look like a battle? Here are some tips that will make the process a little easier and simpler:
1. Allow your kid to have a say in flavors. Sometimes, refusing to
Temper tantrums are equally common and normal among toddlers; it is a part of growing up. Children who are from ages 2 to 4 usually throw a fit when they are upset and frustrated and having a very difficult time to send their message or feelings across to us, adults. And true enough, when our children are swept up in a tantrum, they are unable to listen to reason, though they will respond – negatively, taking us by surprise. Thus, it is important to come prepared by understanding what causes them in order to know how to respond to them.
According to MedicineNet.com,
"Temper tantrums are emotional and physical "meltdowns" common amongchildren in the 2- to 4-year-old age range. The toddler may demonstrate a number of
Robert Frost once said, "There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies." I wonder where the infamous teacher from the stir belongs. It's all over the news and it caused so much criticism and hurt to the people who watched what the 51-year old teacher did to a young boy. A lot of questions of why's reverberated in the minds of so many people, especially parents, as to now how an adult, and a teacher at that, could do such harm. This is not a "new" thing, yet it still shocks everyone. The case of child abuse is such an issue no one can seem to live with, and no one just ignores. Violence will remain a taboo, as long as there are parents and child born every minute.
Some of you might have seen the video and finished the entire footage, but there are some who might have really found it disturbing, evil and too appalling to a human heart to even let a minute pass. However, watching the whole video or not, it speaks for