Top 10 Tips On Improving Your Child’s Communication Skills

Communication skills are paramount for both adults and children but there is more to communication than just learning to talk. Listening, interpreting verbal and non-verbal signals, writing, drawing and increasingly email, text and twitter are all forms of communication. Whilst some children can communicate confidently from an early age, others find it difficult to make…
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September 30, 2013 Tags:, , , , , , , , ,

Children And Foreign Languages

Learning a foreign language has many benefits both socially and academically. Learning a second language can be very rewarding which is great for self-confidence, and also and enhances listening, reading and writing life skills. Children who learn a second language tend to have a better understanding of the world and of other cultures. They also have a…
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September 28, 2013 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , ,

scissors, fine motor control

Top Tips: Promoting Fine Motor Control

Fine motor skills are the small pincer (finger) movements required to successfully manipulate objects.  Fine motor skills can be broken into three smaller components: Grasping: using pencils, brush, pens, sticks. Manipulating: playdough, scissors, finger play and sewing. Hand-eye-coordination: writing, threading , moving a mouse on a computer. Encourage children to engage in the following fun…
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September 14, 2013 Tags:, , , , ,

Retailer Of The Month – ToyCraft

We’re thrilled to kick off our first birthday celebrations by announcing that ToyCraft of Chester is our first Good Toy Guide Retailer of the Month. A lovely, family-run business that puts children’s play at the heart of their work, Bev and the team have created a toy shop with a traditional feel and lots of…
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September 9, 2013 Tags: