It's supposed to be fun

It’s supposed to be fun

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This is the time of year when everyone is getting back into the routine of school, and preschool activities. I just wanted to remind all of you that learning is supposed to be fun. Creating a joy of learning is such an important part of your child’s development. They learn …

Making a box of interest

Making a box of interest

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Our children learn so much through experimentation and discovery of their environment. You can put together a box or basket of interesting objects that stimulate your child’s mind and senses. Using everyday objects that have been carefully chosen for their visual, kinesthetic and auditory qualities. The early experiences for the …

Making choices

Making choices

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As adults we understand how important it is to be able to make ‘good’ choices in our lives, and how these choices can impact the experiences we have on a day-to-day basis. Helping your child to feel comfortable with making choices for themselves is an important part of their development. …

Summer is here

Summer is here!

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Children learn through doing and not being told how to do. You can set up activities in your home to allow your child to develop their fine motor skills. Once you have introduced an activity encourage your child to complete practical tasks for themselves in your home. Examples are pouring …

The importance of socialization

The importance of socialization

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Socialization begins at birth and continues through life. Early practice in getting together with other babies and children will help your child be successful socially and able to fit into all kinds of social groups as they get older. Your child will learn independence through play and practical activities. Give …

Developing fine motor skills

Developing fine motor skills

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Now the warmer weather is finally coming it’s a great time to get out in the garden or on the deck, with an easel and crayons or paint and paintbrushes. Use large pieces of paper so your child has complete freedom of movement. It’s important to encourage the freedom of …

Enjoy the changes March brings

Enjoy the changes March brings

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It’s wonderful to see the signs of spring all around us. This is the perfect time to check on the bulbs you planted way back in the fall if you did the activity in Sprout’s October newsletter. They will soon be sprouting through the soil. Building your child’s vocabulary is …

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you’ve all survived the winter holidays surrounded by snow! Watching your children playing in the snow you realize how important it is for them to explore their world through touch. They are so interested in handling the snow, feeling it, pressing it into …