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EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWS

How a story book is teaching 4-6 year olds the basics of coding, one activity at a time

May 29, 2020 9:59 am

Titled 'Yash and Yashika Learn about Coding', the book is aimed at giving kids of ages four to six years a taste of coding, without the complexities of actual computer programming, but with the same rules.

Parenting tips to teach social skills to preschoolers

May 15, 2020 7:18 pm

Playdates and attendance in preschool can surely enhance the child’s social skills but socialisation, which teaches the child to get along with others, requires more.

Baby brains may be specialised to see faces within days of birth: Study

March 04, 2020 4:13 pm

According to the researchers, much of the scaffolding for the baby brain's visual cortex — one of the main regions involved in processing vision — is already in place, along with the patterns of brain activity.

Kate Middleton talks motherhood and parenting in her first podcast interview

February 18, 2020 11:41 am

The Duchess of Cambridge said parental guilt begins from the moment you have a baby.

Sleep problems in infants improve by the age of two, says study

February 08, 2020 2:12 pm

The researchers from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) in Finland also found that the total amount of time spent in slumber reduced to 12 hours per day as daytime naps became shorter.

Parentese: 'Baby talk' improves long-term language skills in infants, says study

February 07, 2020 4:34 pm

"Most parents know that talking to their baby is a good thing, but what they don't necessarily always understand is that it's not just hearing talk," said the co-author of the study.

How to encourage your newborn baby to play

January 25, 2020 2:44 pm

Parents can play simple games, like stretching the baby's arms or do a pedalling exercise with their legs.

Infants think strategically when they have to solve a problem: Study

January 23, 2020 1:55 pm

According to the study, infants actually combine information from first-hand experiences and that of others they observe, and decide whether to continue trying to reach their goal or solve a problem.

Why do babies bite and do you need to stop them?

January 23, 2020 11:31 am

Biting goes away on its own over time and parents need not be too worried about it. If your child continues to bite, here are some other tips you can keep in mind.

5 things parents can do to encourage more tummy time

January 17, 2020 4:25 pm

"Tummy time can be started any time or immediately after birth. Adult supervision is a must throughout."