Category Archives: Child Development

Early Writing Development

Donald Graves pioneered new methods of teaching writing[3][4] and published 26 books in 25 years, primarily on the topics of teaching and writing. In one of his very early books, Donald Graves wrote: ‘Children want to write. For years we have underestimated their urge to make marks on paper. We have underestimated that urge because […]

Joint Engagement

How can every moment with your child become learning opportunities? Here’s another article I’ve found by Hanen. With a few simple steps, you’ll have your little one learning from every interaction you share with them. I can’t wait to hear your success stories! Source: https://www.hanen.org/SiteAssets/Helpful-Info/Articles/creating-opportunities-to-interact-handouts.aspx

Building Your Child’s Resilience

I’ve always wondered, if I could leave something behind for future generations, what would it be? Resilience. That’s right – resilience. It’s the ability to get back on your feet when life knocks you down. The British Psychological Society published an intriguing article by Emma Young in their Research Digest. It’s entitled, “5 ways to […]

The Language of Kids by Kerwin Rae

Every now and then, I come across online “gems” for bringing up children. I’d love to share this one with you. I also hope that you find those precious moments in your day to apply Kerwin Rae’s principles. There’s nothing more important than connecting with your child and giving him or her the emotional security […]

Communication Milestones

My youngest daughter is a practicing speech pathologist. As we have the same passion to help children in their development, many of our conversations are around strategies we use to enhance children’s communication. I have attached some tips from her and hope you find them helpful… You will find communication milestones for each age group […]

Strategies to help your late toddler to communicate by AB SMITH

Here are 10 effective strategies that encourage communication in young ones (based upon the Hanen Program®): OWLing (observing, waiting and listening) for child to initiate. When we “tune in” to toddlers and let them start interactions, they communicate more. Reduce “on-demand speech” (e.g., “Say cup”) so a child can enjoy communication. Asking toddlers to say words takes the joy out of communication. […]

Raising Good Kids

Managing Behavior and Emotions in 0-5’s by Dr Kaylene Henderson(Child Psychiatrist) Are you a mum/parent who is looking for flexible online professional development on above subject?? Based on research, but filled with practical examples and advice, these video–based courses cover a range of topic, including the following: The importance of temperament Creating a culture of […]