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Using Words to Communicate and Educate

December, 2009
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One day, a very little boy of my acquaintance decided that he needed to find out the names for everything around him. Andy suddenly began to look very intently at various objects in the room, pointing out to me each of them in turn. At first I had no idea what he wanted. I thought [...]

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Go Outdoors with Your Toddler

November, 2009
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When the outdoors is accessible it is important to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to get outside and move around. This will help them grow not only physically but emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Any outdoor environment can be made more accessible with quite simple preparation.
There is never any such a thing [...]

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Growing Up and Setting Out…

September, 2009
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Even children who have often been cared for by others may as they enter school develop a fear of being apart from their parents.  
This reaction is not necessarily a sign of regression but can be due to their increased awareness of the world’s dangers. Children who have recently undergone a major change in their lives, [...]

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Encouraging Self-direction for Your Child

April, 2009
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Children who are self-directed are able to manage skills, tasks and problems independently. They have a degree of control over themselves and feel able to influence at least those aspects of their lives that are currently important to them. Children who lack the ability to direct themselves feel helpless and become dependent on others [...]

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Young Children: Creating and Maintaining A Routine

April, 2009
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Daily routines help a child in many ways. They offer a sense of security and allow the child to feel they have some control over their environment at a time when the world is can be seen as a big, scary place. They give a framework in which to master new skills.

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