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18 Jun 2019

Feed Therapist

Helps children prepare for kindergarten and become enthusiastic learners. social interaction,play, language, emotional development, physical skills, literacy and fine motor skills. Students participate in hands-on learning activities that are educational and fun, in a stimulating classroom environment that encourages learning through discovery and exploration.

 

Child has problems with school readiness faces difficulty in: –

 

Difficulty in follow instructions in daily activities.

Dependent on parents for personal activities e.g.- dressing

Not be toilet trained (day time).

Struggle to attend to tasks if their peers (length varies according to tasks)

unable to share,be unable to shift with changing rules of a game in play socially immature

Inappropriate receptive and/or expressive language skills.

Difficulty in understanding consequences of their behaviours.

Shows disinterest in books or sitting activities

Not interact well with their peers

can’t change their play to incorporate new play items or people).

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14 May 2019

Gear up Parenting Skills!

Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well being of children and youth. It offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage with their child. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, physical, cognitive and emotional strength &they can get engaged and interact in the world around them. Children’s developmental trajectory is critically mediated by appropriate, affective relationships with loving and consistent caregivers as they relate to children through play. When parents observe their children in play or join with them in child-driven play, they are given a unique opportunity to see the world from their child’s vantage point as the child navigates a world perfectly created just to fit his or her needs. Play is integral to the academic environment. It ensures that the school setting attends to the social and emotional development of children as well as their cognitive development. It has been shown to help children adjust to the school setting and even to enhance children’s learning readiness, learning behaviors, and problem-solving skills.

 

Methods

 

Let them free play themselves.

Tell them the method so they get more engaged into it.

Establish a ‘stop and look’strategy which is based on a visual signal.

 

Advantages

 

They scream and shout which helps them in working their nerves and blood circulation.

Play encourages adults to communicate with their children in their lives.

Having enough toys or activities to choose from will allow children to express themselves

Play gives children the chance to be spontaneous

Play allows adults to learn their child’s body language

Play teaches adults patience and understanding.

CONCLUSIONS

 

Play is a cherished part of childhood that offers children important developmental benefits and parents the opportunity to fully engage with their children. However, multiple forces are interacting to effectively reduce many children’s ability to reap the benefits of play. As we strive to create the optimal developmental milieu for children,it remains imperative that play be included along with academic and social-enrichment opportunities and that safe environments be made available to all children. Additional research is needed to explore the appropriate balanceof play, academic enrichment, and organized activities for children with differenttemperaments and social, emotional, intellectual, and environmental needs.

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01 May 2019

POP! The Benefits of Exploration with Bubbles

Bubbles are not just a fun activityfor kids; they are an educational tool that we, as parents, can use to teachour children even more about the world around them!

 

Developing Visual tracking skills

 

Bubbles are an excellent way tohelp your baby or toddlers developing visual skills. We are not born with thevisual skills we need for learning, including the skills to fix, follow, track,focus, converge, diverge and so on. These skills need to develop over time. Howwell your baby develops her visual skills, from the earliest months of life,will help her learn now as well as later at school. Because bubbles are botheye catching and slow moving they are a great way to help your little one learnto use her eyes and develop these skills.

 

Gross motor movement, balance andmuscle tone development

 

For little babies, bubbles are afun tummy time activity and every bit of happy tummy time helps withdevelopment! In this position bubbles also encourage head turning – right,left, up and down, movements that are needed to help control primitivereflexes, so important for future smooth, coordinated movement and learning.

 

Fine motor development

 

Once your child can grasp, he willwant to hold the wand. It does get messy, but any practice at grasping, holdingand manipulating the wand in and out of the container helps the development offine motor control, important for the development of the correct pencil grip,writing and working with tools in the future. Give him plenty of opportunity todo this with both the left and the right hands

 

Hand-eye and foot-eye coordination

 

Popping the bubbles, be it with thewhole hand, two hands, a finger, a foot or a toe all involve the development ofhand-eye or foot-eye coordination. These early movement experiences form thebasic building blocks of the catching, hitting, throwing and kicking skillsinvolved in ball sports.

 

Spatial awareness anddirectionality

 

Bubble play can encourage theunderstanding of concepts such as; up, down, over, under, in front, behind,next to, above and below. For example: “Look up! There’s a bubble above yourhead!”

 

Speech, hearing and languagedevelopment

 

Playing with bubbles provides manygood opportunities for the development of speech, hearing and language. Theearly speech sounds of ‘buh’ in bubble and ‘puh’ in pop are naturally used andimitation encouraged during bubble play. As your child grows, bubbles providemany opportunities to encourage developing language skills as you talk about thebubbles being; big, small, wet, slimy and how they are moving; fast, slow etc

 

Developing Oral-motor skills

 

Once old enough, help your littleone to learn to blow the bubbles himself. Blowing is good exercise for thedeveloping muscles in the jaw and mouth. Learning to blow bubbles isn’t as easyas it seems and it may take a while to work it all out. Sucking in instead ofblowing out is fairly common to start with but he will eventually get the hangof it and how to use the correct amount of force when he blows.

 

Developing Social communicationskills

 

Bubbles are wonderful for groups,be they siblings, baby friends. The fun is infectious! In groups childrenfurther develop body and space awareness as they learn to move around and popthe bubbles without bumping into each other!

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