Motor Skills: What are they and why are they important?

by Dana S. Bader
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One of the key areas of development in children is gross and fine motor skill development.  Gross motor skills include all of the large movements your child makes with major muscle groups.  Running, jumping, climbing, and dancing are examples.  Your pre-schooler likely engages in these activities on his own, but encouraging activities that develop these skills benefits your young child.  With regular practice, he masters his control of the major muscle groups to become a healthy, well-rounded child.

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Discipline with Natural Consequences

Discipline with Natural Consequences

by Admin
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Some people may think it is old fashioned, but when I was young, ‘discipline’ meant that my parents revoked one of my favorite privileges whenever I misbehaved.  If I fought with my sister, I didn’t get to watch TV that evening.  If I didn’t do my chores, I could forget the playdate with my best friend Kerri.

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Help Your Child Develop Language

by Admin
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Learning to talk is a process that starts at birth, when your baby experiences how voices can sound.  By two years old, most babies have a large vocabulary and can put words together to express their needs and ideas.

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