Most parents are aware that reading to children is beneficial, but did you know that reading aloud to your child actually improves his or hers numeracy skills? An Australian study shows that setting aside some time to read once a day or at least 3-5 days a week will have a direct causal effect on your child’s schooling outcomes regardless of family background and home environment. There are numerous other benefits that your child will enjoy as well.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year — there’s nothing quite like seeing the joy on your children’s faces when the holidays roll around. But a bit of trepidation can sneak in to dampen all that cheerfulness if you’re planning to travel during the winter season.
Many newborn and young infants love being swaddled because it makes them feel safe and secure. However, by the time infants are three or four months, they should not be swaddled as they need to be able to move around freely – especially while they are sleeping or napping.
The return to school means many things to kids and families – building knowledge, learning new concepts and skills, and catching up with friends. Unfortunately, it can also be a time for catching a variety of infectious diseases, including conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye).
While newborns should dictate their own schedule, there are definitely ways in which you can begin to see your baby’s sleep mature during those early months, and you can start to take steps during that “fourth trimester” that will put your baby on a path to good sleep for the ensuing months.
Before I tell you how to tackle procrastination, I’m going to adjust the font, style and size of the typeface that I plan to use in this piece. Then, before I actually get to the part where I explain how to defeat evil monsters that stop you from completing tasks, I will lure you in with an unnecessarily descriptive hook, detailing what the experience is like. I’m procrastinating on writing this piece on procrastination, by writing this sentence about procrastinating, right now. It’s happening right now.
Babies cry for many reasons and this can be frustrating for parents. I know when my baby was having colic during the night, she would cry for what seemed like hours, and I would feel so helpless despite all my pediatric knowledge about managing colic.
Toilet training is a major milestone for your toddler – and for you! It is no wonder there are so many questions and concerns that arise on this topic.