Stages of Growth in a Child’s Development

There are three broad stages of development: early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The definitions of these stages are organized around the primary tasks of development in each stage, though the boundaries of these stages are malleable. Society’s ideas about childhood shift over time, and research has led to new understandings of the development that […]

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The Importance of Early Childhood Development

The emotional, social, cognitive and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being. Early childhood development offers various benefits including enthusiasm […]

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Reading Makes You Smarter [Infographic]

Anel AnnandaleAnel Annandale is a prominent Educational Psychologist with a passion for early childhood development and a special interest in neuropsychology. She is experienced in the field and has established herself as an expert, often appearing on television shows such as Exspresso. She is also available as a guest speaker at relevant events and functions. […]

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How to Look for Signs of Dyslexia

The signs of dyslexia can appear as early as preschool. Whether you’re a parent or teacher— or think you might have dyslexia yourself—here’s what to look for, starting in the earliest years through adulthood. The Preschool Years Trouble learning common nursery rhymes, such as “Jack and Jill” Difficulty learning (and remembering) the names of letters […]

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Encouraging Reading for Children

Reading is one of the most fundamental skills children need to learn to be successful. Not only do good reading skills benefit students academically, they are also a skill required for lifelong success. Reading develops vocabulary, increases attention span, and promotes stronger analytical thinking. Getting Your Child Interested in Reading The key to encouraging reading […]

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