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Settling in a new preschool

Indian summer is just about to get over, while some of us are excited looking at the overcast skies and waiting for the monsoon to set in, there is also a special group of individuals who are stressed. I’m talking about parents, whether their children are a year old or fifteen, ...

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Five things to ensure your child is modelling the right behaviour

Five things to ensure your child is modelling the right behaviour (And it has everything to do with you) Children model behaviour from how their parents behave in several situations. Here’s how we ensure we’re giving them the right thing to model after. A recent situation at a ...

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Structures created by wooden block which has various kind of small human toys placed over them, at Safari Kid International preschool

Individualised Education Plan

Individualized Education Plan - A route to all round development for children Individualized Education Plan is a comprehensive day care program which enables children to learn using their natural abilities Research from across the world has consistently proven that teaching an...

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The First Five Years

More research is pointing to the importance of the first five years. In particular, the role of brain 'plasticity' in the early years. Essentially what research says is that the brain is at its most plastic in the first five years of life. This means that the more the different ...

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Math in Kindergarten - the More Advanced, the Better

A recent article in the New York Times says what we've known for several years - NOT teaching challenging Math at kindergarten level is detrimental to children. Most children are taught counting numbers and basic shapes in American kindergartens - stuff that kids already know by...

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What We Learn Before We Are Born

In this factually laden 17 minute video recorded at the TEDGlobal in July 2011 by Annie Murphy Paul, the talented scientist explores the fundamentally simple yet difficult question of when does learning actually begin? Using a trove of research and experiment, the weekly columni...

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Play is More Than Fun. It’s Vital

With ground-breaking research, the famed researcher Stuart Brown uses the platform of TED to express his fundamental and important views regarding the time held tradition of ‘playing’. He argues that besides being energizing and joyful it provides children with an avenue to be ‘...

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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

Should you allow your children to play with fire? Is it true that learning only occurs through experience and the trial and error method? This out of the box video by Gever Tulley, a computer scientist, explains how allowing children to do dangerous things that parents might nev...

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The Birth of a Word

MIT researcher Deb Roy wanted to answer the fundamental question of how his infant son learned language. Through the process of answering this question, Roy wired his house with countless cameras and microphones and then compiled thousands of hours of videos, which he and his te...

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What Do Babies Think?

What’s it really like to see through the eyes of a child? Are babies and young children just empty, irrational vessels to be formed into little adults, until they become the perfect images of ourselves? On the contrary, argues Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and philosoph...

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Children and Brain Development

"Like constructing a house, brains are built upon a strong foundation. This starts before birth, and is very important during the first three years of life. Brain cells are “raw” materials — much like lumber is a raw material in building a house, and a child’s experiences and in...

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Creativity and Education

Sir Ken Robinson's "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" is the most watched TED talk of all time. In this engaging and funny talk, he talks about the importance of fostering creativity through the learning process, allowing each child to flourish according to their interests and talent...

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