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Developing Autonomy in Children

Developing Autonomy in Children

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 […]
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Positive Parenting Explained

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. […]
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Pretend play or symbolic play

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, […]
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Easy activities to do at home with the little ones [Part 2]

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 […]
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Easy activities to do at home with your little ones

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. […]
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Varying food textures is good for their jaws!

For reasons of efficiency - it goes faster and it is easier - very often in nursery schools, the trend is towards mixes. And smooth soup, a favourite dish for babies when diversifying, often benefits older children. This damages their future dentition. Just look at the family plates and canteens for a moment and you […]
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