Because many adults don't have any memory of the time they spent learning the English language, they often don't realize how difficult it is for children to acquire. While some children struggle with the pronunciation of certain consonants, especially "r," others deal with stutters or slurs that can only be fixed with helpful speech therapy. If your child is nearing this stage and appears to have trouble forming words, there are plenty of exercises to try at home to supplement the work of a professional therapist.
As children go through primary school and into high school, more and more of the parents who used to be full-time stay-at-home parents start to enter the workforce. Unfortunately, the full-time work hours of many offices do not co-ordinate with the much shorter days or the school system, or the long school holidays. Studies have shown that childcare for older children can be just as important as childcare for younger children, as unsupervised teens and preteens are more likely to smoke, use alcohol and drugs if they spend more than 11 hours a week unsupervised.
If you are the proud parents of twins or high order multiples it can be even more challenging to find child care. Not only do you need to find a centre with more than one vacant spot in the correct room, you also need to find a centre that can deal with extra challenges of multiples. Here are some of the issues to discuss with a centre like One World Children’s Centre.
If you are looking to prepare your child for the start of preschool, there are some easy steps you can take before school starts. Here are some things that parents and carers can do to help their child prepare for a preschool environment. Practise waiting Self control is an important skill for young children starting preschool, and children need to control their urges to play their games rather than the activities the teacher is trying to get the class to work on.
I work as a nurse, and I'm separated from my husband, so it's quite complicated for us to work out child care sometimes. We have an family child care centre down the road that is amazing and does so much to keep our family ticking when we need child care out of hours. I know I'm not the only one who needs flexibility in child care, and I know that a lot of other parents are also struggling with the juggle of managing child care out of the normal opening hours of a centre. This blog is a place to share ideas and solutions we have worked out, with each other.