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Encourage Mindfulness for Children
It has been shown that mindfulness for children can improve emotional regulation and cognitive focus. There is an emerging body of research that indicates that mindfulness for children can help improve their abilities to focus, calm down and be better decision makers. Current research on mindfulness practices for children has shown that it can mitigate
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7 Amazing Reasons to Introduce Music in Early Childhood Education
There are incredible benefits to introducing music in early childhood education programs. Firstly, it develops an early appreciation of music but it also has amazing cognitive, developmental and emotional benefits too. Based on a McMaster University study in 2012, they discovered that babies who partook in music classes with their parents in their first year
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How to Inspire Creative Problem-Solving in Children
An active imagination is one of the most valuable ways to cultivate creative problem-solving in children. If we look to the future, it is likely that our homes, cities and vehicles that we know today will look very different. Our children spend much of their childhood in the classroom and when properly run, it can
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How to Help Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep
It may be no surprise to you that sleep is as important as nutrition and exercise. Sleep experts have recently been able to show that sleep allows brain cells to clean up each night, getting rid of disease-causing toxins. In addition, ensuring your child has enough sleep may help children fight obesity, avoid colds, and
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Our Favourite Children’s Books for Preschoolers
We are sharing our favourite children’s books as reading to your child is one of the most valuable things you can do, outside of keeping them healthy and safe. Starting from day one when they are newborns and not even able to talk, the benefits are very valuable. Continuing well into their early years and
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Childventures: Creating A Sense of Self
At Childventures, we take a comprehensive approach to your child’s education and personal development. This means incorporating a variety of teaching methods to ensure your child is receiving the best of each method. One of our three main teaching methods, which places a huge emphasis on sense of self, is the High Scope method. Here’s
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A Day In The Life: A Kindergarten’s Day At Childventures
As your child continues to grow and develop, their educational experience continues to be an important influence in their skills and abilities. Once your child reaches the age where they are enrolled in a kindergarten program, it is also important that they are being prepared for a successful transition to grade school. At Childventures, our
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Why You Should Send Your Child To Winter Break Camp
December is a busy time for all families. Between festive parties, holiday shopping, vacation days, and preparing for the new year ahead; it can be a lot to handle. While you may have some time off during this hectic month (lucky you!), it’s also quite possible that you may be busier than ever! Balancing your
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How To Get Children To Love Writing
Children are driven by a natural curiosity to learn, touch, see, and play. With all that energy, it can often be difficult to plan activities to get your child to slow down, and be mindful of the task at hand. Activities including reading, colouring, and writing are great for developing essential skills, and working on
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The Importance of Family Time
Upon becoming a parent, your focus inherently shifts to doing all the right things and making all the right decisions in order to raise a happy, well-developed child. Between making choices as small as what your child will wear each day, to as large as whom you will trust with your child’s health, growth, and
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