To categorise is to reduce the complexity of the world and to put your knowledge in order by subdividing it into groups. Jean-Louis Paour, director of the Department of Psychology, Sciences of Education at the University of Provence To categorise is to consider in an equivalent way objects, people or situations that share common […]
As children grow, their brains develop endlessly, absorbing information like a sponge. However, unlike adults, children naturally lack mental and physical capabilities and hence, independence. Developing autonomy brings many benefits for the children. One of them is fostering self-confidence to undertake and overcome life’s challenges. It adds meaning to their lives and encourages them to […]
Pour, spill, fill, empty, start again, and decant using sand, water, marbles, stones, corks, lentils, the possibilities are endless! Pour them into a box, a bin, a bucket and then empty them. Children love this decanting activity which is not only an endless source of pleasure for them but also a rich source of learning.
Being bilingual means using two or more languages to communicate in everyday life. Bilingualism is either "simultaneous" when the child grows up with parents who speak two different languages, or "successive" when the child learns a foreign language at an early age.
Toddlers are attracted to anything that rolls or moves by itself. Before they are able to crawl, they often follow objects with their eyes and these objects intrigue them. These rolling objects then become more interesting as they start crawling and walking. Children love them!
It means building a balanced relationship with your child that allows him or her to acquire self-confidence, autonomy, a sense of responsibility and curiosity. The child will learn to talk about his emotions, to communicate respectfully and to recognise what others feel. This approach is also called benevolent education. It is neither authoritarianism nor laxity. […]
From 2 to 3 years old: the child imitates what he sees The child from 2 years old uses imitation games, role-playing games or pretend games. These are an echo of what the children have seen and heard. They mainly imitate everyday gestures. They pretend to make their dolls drink, to change their teddy bear, […]
Here are a few ideas of activities meant to stimulate the mind and hands of your little ones, using what is directly available around the house ! Keep your toilet paper rolls. Offer your child to paint them first, then cut them in two or three parts to make the beads. For your child to […]
Achieving a successful potty training requires patience, determination and a dose of good humour! Usually, a child learns to be potty-trained between the ages of 2 and 4, but it is important to respect the child's rhythm when he or she begins this learning process. To become clean, a child must first learn to control […]
From a very young age, the child is curious. He or she is in constant demand of new discoveries and experiences. He/she needs to touch, see, smell, feel, listen, and taste. In case you need to stay at home, better be prepared: here are some ideas of fun and easy activities to entertain your child. […]