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Saturday, January 18, 2020

early childhood


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."

How babies see: Fuzzy vision and getting to recognise colour

January 16, 2020 12:24 pm

Most new parents intently wait to check the colour of their newborn's eyes upon birth, but are often left confused and worried when they notice their little ones to be a little crossed and not well-coordinated.

Do you need to worry if your baby is not blinking enough?

January 15, 2020 4:53 pm

A 2010 study titled Optometry and Vision Science by Leigh F Bacher states that spontaneous eye-blinking rate is less than four times per minute in human babies. The rates gradually increase to 15-30 per minute in adulthood.

The Early Years: Screen time is behind more cases of kids with Social Communication Disorder

November 29, 2019 11:19 am

Here are suggestions on play activities with your toddler so that screen time can be completely eliminated. Play with stickers; settle the cupboards; help clean and play dentist with dolls. Play and enjoy the toddler years  - just no screen time!

What is non-verbal autism? Here are signs, causes and how to cope

November 27, 2019 3:36 pm

In case of Non-Verbal Autism, kids should to trained to speak or should be trained in a communication system before the age of five. Studies indicate that the chances of speaking are considerably low beyond that age.

National Milk Day: The importance of human milk banks

November 26, 2019 2:46 pm

It would be important to set up more public human milk banks to meet the ever-growing needs of a country like India where almost 13 per cent of all babies born are preterm and many more are very low birth weight babies.

A newborn baby's hiccups could be key to brain development: Study

November 13, 2019 11:33 am

"The reasons for why we hiccup are not entirely clear, but there may be a developmental reason, given that foetuses and newborn babies hiccup so frequently," said lead author and research associate Kimberley Whitehead.

6 developmental activities for babies

November 05, 2019 3:57 pm

Once your baby is at least a few months old, you can begin to tell stories as part of the bedtime routine. Make your baby sit on your lap and keep a children's picture book in front. Point out the illustrations to your baby and allow him to touch the book or flip a page.

'Play is critical for children with intellectual disabilities'

October 10, 2019 1:01 pm

Play and physical activity can help children with intellectual disabilities advance in their development of gross motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills.

The Early Years: Here are reasons to bring home a pet

October 03, 2019 4:50 pm

A pet is often the focus of activities that families do together. There are calming benefits from simply watching a cat chase its tail or a fish swim in a tank!