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Bright but needs to concentrate

Mar 17 2013

Have you ever wondered why some children can concentrate and finish their homework on time, while others need to be chased around the room?

In the last ten to twelve years, neuro-scientists and psychologists have made advancements in this area of brain research and we now know that this inability to concentrate is called “Working Memory Deficit”.

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Why you shouldn’t stop your toddler from writing on your walls

Jul 10 2012

Introducing cursive handwriting in the first years of schooling is a daunting task for parent and child alike. Yet, more and more primary schools are insisting that a child entering school should embark on writing at this seemingly complicated level.

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Why learning music is essential for every child

Mar 23 2012

Music and actively playing an instrument helps a young child develop an assortment of skills. A simple activity of an infant banging on a sauce pan with a spoon is potentially developing rhythmic skills. The rhythms create an awareness of sequences. Creating a repeated sequence of noises adds logic to the whole process not to mention the hand eye co-ordination and large motor skill development.

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ADHD? What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Jan 26 2012

ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is predominately a genetically determined condition and not down to ‘bad parenting’ as once thought.

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Why growing sunflowers can help your child with maths!

Jan 16 2012

Parents often ask me about how to get their child interested in maths because ‘they just don’t get it.’

Understandably the same parents go searching for a maths tutor to help bridge the ever growing gap between their child and his peers….what they don’t realise is there is a lot of help they can give at home with a little guidance.

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