What is Early Childhood Development?

In the earliest years of life, especially from pregnancy to age three, babies need nutrition, protection and stimulation for healthy brain development. Recent advances in neuroscience provide new evidence about a baby’s brain development during this time. As a result, we know that in their earliest years, babies’ brains form new connections at an astounding […]

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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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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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10 Great Benefits of Reading

The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children, and we as parents need to make every day reading a high priority. Many studies show that toddlers and pre-schoolers who are reading every day have a larger vocabulary than those who aren’t read to at all. It turns out that reading there are […]

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