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Dubai Education | Dubai Nursery Schools & Kindergartens

Dubai Education | Dubai Nursery Schools & Kindergartens

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Dubai Education | Dubai Nursery Schools & Kindergartens

Welcome to the Nursery Schools In Dubai Section

There are many nursery and kindergartens in Dubai and here we feature a wide selection of some of the best schools on offer. We also have advice and articles on how to choose a nursery school and lots of other features for you. We also have a special forum dedicated just to Education, Nurseries and Schools as well as ExpatMums & Tots Groups for you to bring your little ones to.

We do hope you have found lots of information about the best nursery and kindergarten schools in Dubai above. We also have support groups for mums and toddlers who meet up regularly- great for play dates and meeting new friends in Dubai you can visit our Expat Mums & Tots Groups page to find out more. We also have a dedicated board on our Information Forum called Pregnancy, Babies & Toddlers where you can read advice on all sorts of things from nurseries to recipes, how to deal with the terrible two's to where to go for your child's first haircut and everything in between! Real advice from real mums in Dubai- perfect!

Dubai Nursery News & Features

  • Moving and Handling Health and Self-Care

    Moving and Handling Health and Self-Care

    Physical development is all about developing our big muscles (gross motor skills) by running, jumping, riding a bike, climbing on the climbing frame, kicking a football, etc. By developing these muscles we can then develop our fine motor skills using a pencil, manipulating scissors, picking up small things, taking lids off pens, etc. It is also all about keeping healthy and fit and being able to care for ourselves such as using the toilet and putting on our own coats.

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  • Proactive Behaviours

    Proactive Behaviours

    At Monroe’s Nursery, we have a strict policy on Proactive Behaviour. Proactive behaviour means acting in advance of a future situation, rather than just reacting. It can also mean taking control and making things happen rather than just adjusting to a situation or waiting for something to happen.

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  • Don’t Talk to Strangers

    Don’t Talk to Strangers

    Living in a safe environment of Dubai can make you complacent and you can forget how important it is to teach children how to interact with strangers regarding what is appropriate and what not is acceptable.

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  • It is Ok Not to Share

    It is Ok Not to Share

    Here’s a typical scene involving preschoolers: One child is busily engaged with a toy when a new child comes up and wants it. A nearby adult says: “Be nice and share your toys,” or “Give Ella the pony. You’ve had it a long time.” What happens? The child is forced to give something up and her play gets interrupted. She learns that sharing feels bad. It’s the parent who’s sharing here, not the child.

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  • Keeping the Magic Alive

    Keeping the Magic Alive

    Our children are 3, 4 and 5 years old… they believe without a shadow of a doubt, in fairies and magic! They know the tooth fairy or tooth mouse are real, and will argue that mermaids ride the ocean tides, while gnomes adorn the forest beds.

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  • Authentic Reggio Place to Play and Learn!

    Authentic Reggio Place to Play and Learn!

    A rich outdoor area that promotes children’s physical development as well as unleashing their imagination. Children thrive in the simplicity and beauty of nature, loose parts and recycled materials.The best is watching them take risks and rely on friends for help. This is why preschool is the perfect place to form friendships, build confidence and reveal the small engineer and architect in each.

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  • Parents Testimonials about Milestones Nursery

    Parents Testimonials about Milestones Nursery

    In Milestones Nursery we believe parents testimonials speak for themselves. We are very happy to meet your expectations and we hope it can help you to make the right choice for your child as well.

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  • A Little About What Makes Us Different

    A Little About What Makes Us Different

    As adults, do we realise the immense potential of our child’s day to day experiences? In the Reggio approach, we believe that children have a 100-languages. When children learn to play and discover with light and shadows and a 100 more languages they understand the interactions, to wonder about the reasons behind the interactions and to appreciate the beauty in them, that is when they truly learn.

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  • The Benefits of a Montessori Education

    The Benefits of a Montessori Education

    Montessori education offers our children opportunities to develop their potential as they step out into the world as engaged, competent, responsible, and respectful citizens with an understanding and appreciation that learning is for life. Here are the benefits of Montessori Education...

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  • Why Does My Child Not Listen to Me?

    Why Does My Child Not Listen to Me?

    In today’s world teachers and mothers need to be leaders and not bosses. In Piaget’s words they must work for the goal of ‘autonomy’ (intelligent and ethical decision making) rather than obedience. There should be no such thing as ‘discipline’; it should be behavior management or modification.

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  • The New (Barefoot) Kids on the Block!

    The New (Barefoot) Kids on the Block!

    We believe spending endless hours with our feet wrapped in shoes is the norm, however pediatric podiatrists around the world confirm that allowing children to walk barefoot provides many benefits. Read what the experts at Zaya Early Learning have to say...

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  • 5 Unique Ways to Display Children's Artwork

    5 Unique Ways to Display Children's Artwork

    Every parent faces a dilemma of how to deal with lots ofhand made artworks of their children. At Milestones we conduct a lot of activities including crafts. Every Thursday a parent receives an envelope with all arts and crafts treasures to be able to display it at home. What to do next?

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  • Teaching Children the Art of Waiting

    Teaching Children the Art of Waiting

    At a certain age stage parents with 2 and more children will face a situation of teaching their children to share. It is a difficult moment and requires knowledge of parents behaviour. Here is the tip to implement as we practice the same in Milestones nursery.

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  • Sports Day at Monroe's Nursery

    Sports Day at Monroe's Nursery

    Monroes Nursery recently held their annual Sports Day. All the Children who attended participated in 5 different sporty activities. Sport activities provide a range of social and physical benefits. They are good for general health, developing balancing skills and flexibility.

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  • Sports Day in Milestones Nursery

    Sports Day in Milestones Nursery

    We all know how sports activities are crucial for our children. Organised team sports competitions build not only muscles but encourage children to work in a team.

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  • Introducing the Young Ones to Healthy Food

    Introducing the Young Ones to Healthy Food

    As a parent, the nutritional needs of your baby or toddler are obviously a priority, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of differing information out there.

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  • Improving Social Dynamics and Communications Skills

    Improving Social Dynamics and Communications Skills

    How parents can hone their listening skills and build on social communication tactics in order to help children to become effective communicators.

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  • How Can Educational Settings Influence Creativity?

    How Can Educational Settings Influence Creativity?

    Young children’s creativity can be nurtured through educational settings in three respects: the creative environment, creative curriculum and creative teachers and ways of teaching.

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  • Why Our Children Need Sports

    Why Our Children Need Sports

    Children have to be active every day. Physical activity stimulates growth and leads to improve physical and emotional health. Today, research shows that the importance of physical activity in children is stronger than ever.

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  • Healthy Eating: Making food fun and tackling those ‘fussy’ eaters…

    Healthy Eating: Making food fun and tackling those ‘fussy’ eaters…

    Encouraging your children to eat healthily can so often seem like such a battle. This article has some fun ideas and helpful tips to help you get started on a healthier lifestyle for you and your child.

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  • Focusing on the Child

    Focusing on the Child

    We do believe that children do not have only needs, they have also rights. They should be given opportunities to develop their potential and be encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about everything they could meet or do during their learning journey.

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  • Christmas at Monroe’s Nursery

    Christmas at Monroe’s Nursery

    As part of our Christmas celebrations at Monroe’s Nursery the children have been getting creative. Each child in every class made their own decoration for the Christmas tree and then personally placed it on the Tree. The children enjoyed this craft activity and got busy with glue, glitter and a variety of different collage materials.

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  • Potty Training Parents Tips

    Potty Training Parents Tips

    Potty training is one of the major accomplishments of early childhood parents and kids. But before your children can master it they have to be biologically and emotionally ready. Different children are ready at different ages; the timing has nothing to do with their intelligence, personality or motivation.

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  • The Use of Positive Language with Young Children

    The Use of Positive Language with Young Children

    For every one of us that has a child in our care whether it is us as teachers, parents, nannies or caregivers it is important to use positive language with each child rather than negative language. The use of positive language will give children a sense of achievement and doing right rather than feelings of guilt or not being able to do something correctly.

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  • Milestones Nursery's Cultural Day

    Milestones Nursery's Cultural Day

    There are several special celebrations in UAE, one of the most exceptional is the National day. It is a great opportunity for children to understand where they live but also where they come from and to understand that we are all the same regardless.

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  • Monroe's Nursery's UAE National Day Celebration 2016

    Monroe's Nursery's UAE National Day Celebration 2016

    On the 27th of November, Monroe’s Nursery joyfully celebrated the 45th UAE National Day. National Day is celebrated each year in the month of December and is a day in which people come together to commemorate the unity of the seven emirates. Monroe’s Nursery is very enthusiastic about exposing our pupils to this special national event, therefore we participated in a traditional UAE celebration.

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  • Why Floor Time is Great for Children

    Why Floor Time is Great for Children

    At the very beginning remember this: every day give yourself and your child time to be your only, during which time he will be fully given. Many parents are so busy that they lose a clear sense of where the child in their lives. That is why in order to maximize the time spent with children, parents often fall into the trap of filling it activities that are, without doubt, useful for the development and education such as sports or foreign languages.

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  • How Do I Settle My Child into Nursery Life?

    How Do I Settle My Child into Nursery Life?

    Starting nursery... We know it can be a daunting experience for children and parents alike. We recognise and understand the anxieties for both parents and children when starting nursery. Some children settle in on their first day, while others will take a little longer to get used to their new environment. Golden Gate Nursery provides parents with a programme dedicated to the smooth transition into nursery.

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  • Help Develop Your Child's Communication and Language

    Help Develop Your Child's Communication and Language

    Every parent wants their child to be the best they can be and Speaking and Listening skills are some of the most vital tools your child needs in order reach their full potential. You can help develop this area in your child by creating a home environment that is rich in spoken language. Here's some advice from the experts to help you on the right path to assisting your child's communication and language development!

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  • Healthy Living at Milestones Nursery

    Healthy Living at Milestones Nursery

    Being part of an expat community it is important for nurseries to provide parents with a support base, which is missing in many cases. Milestones Nursery believes in building a community for the parent in which they will find support and guidance where needed. One of the events organized by the nursery was the Healthy Living Event on the 10th November, which featured quest speakers, Dr Badami and Ms Maureen Jacobs.

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  • Why Learning a Second Language is Good Childhood Mind Medicine

    Why Learning a Second Language is Good Childhood Mind Medicine

    Learning a second language does not cause language confusion, language delay or cognitive deficit, which have been concerns in the past. In fact, according to studies at the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab (CLAL), children who learn a second language can maintain attention despite outside stimuli better than children who know only one language. Here's what the experts say!

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  • A Guide to a Child's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    A Guide to a Child's Personal, Social and Emotional Development

    When it comes to developing your child's areas of life and experiences, play-based learning is a fantastic place to start. At Monroe’s Nursery, a British nursery, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS). This is a play based curriculum enabling each child to reach their full potential whilst having fun. There are seven areas to this curriculum. Here's what they advise...

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  • The Importance of Free Play in Early Childhood

    The Importance of Free Play in Early Childhood

    Play is an important role in the development and learning of a child. Children play is not just fun, it is a main activity that meets their basic needs. The game provides a complete unity of physical, intellectual and socio-emotional development of the child. Baby through the game introduces the adult world and in different ways by experiencing. Here's some advice and ideas for play learning!

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  • Montessori Tips for Parents: Respect

    Montessori Tips for Parents: Respect

    If you are a parent who enrolled your child at a Montessori Nursery after an extensive research of locating a perfect program for your precious one, you might want to check out some tips that the teachers use in the classroom to make your effort worthwhile in and out of the nursery. Following is a simple guideline on how to take baby steps in raising your child the Montessori way at home.

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  • Join in a Creative Environments and Parents Workshop

    Join in a Creative Environments and Parents Workshop

    At Kids Cottage, we offer extraordinary opportunities to explore creativity through unusual material, resources and experiences. We also offer parents the opportunity to 'be children' for a few hours and experience some of the activities we do with their children. Learn more about how you can get involved as a parent!

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  • What the Experts Say About the Importance of Play

    What the Experts Say About the Importance of Play

    Play is a fundamental element in every child’s life and is universal throughout the world. At all ages, play is undertaken for sheer pleasure and enjoyment and stimulates a cheerful attitude to life and learning. Play is seen as innate as even newborn babies have an understanding of play, and it is seen that even the littlest motion like playing with fingers can be linked with development.

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  • A Visual Look Around Willow Children's Nursery

    A Visual Look Around Willow Children's Nursery

    Owning and operating a nursery in Dubai has its challenges. Regulations and requirements differ somewhat from the UK and in the last five years, the demand for nurseries has quadrupled! There are regulatory bodies here that enforce strict guidelines, however, very few nurseries have embarked on the UK accredited Quality Assurance Scheme that is designed to assist you to offer better service and better practice in your settings.

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  • Born Smart: A Unique Parent-Toddler Programme

    Born Smart: A Unique Parent-Toddler Programme

    Stimulate your child's growing brain and nurture and hone your parenting skills (Birth to 36 months). Born Smart Mother-Toddlet (Parent-Toddler) programme is a brain based mother-toddler (parent-toddler) programme. It has interactive 60-70 minutes sessions between parent/s and child. Find out more about how you can get involved here!

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  • Meet the Little Scientists at Monroe's Nursery

    Meet the Little Scientists at Monroe's Nursery

    Seahorse class was transformed into a living laboratory when Mr. Kamal the science teacher from Science Made Fun visited. The children became real scientists, learning about their 5 senses through hands-on experiments. They acquired a lot of new science-based language and through conducting their own experiments, learn a great deal about their senses and how much they rely on them. Check out the pictures, here!

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  • Recognising Patterns and Palindromic Numbers

    Recognising Patterns and Palindromic Numbers

    Every now and then our calendar dates form a very special pattern! Our most recent one fell on the 6th October 2016. When written as a number 6102016 it read the same from forwards or backwards! At Milestones we use everyday events or interesting patterns that come to our attention and we let the children explore sequencing, and number order –making them aware of it. Highscope encourages children to think outside the box and to think about what they experience and do.

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  • How Colour Recognition Can Help Your Child Bloom

    How Colour Recognition Can Help Your Child Bloom

    Understanding colour is an essential building block for babies and children under 5 years’. They will use the knowledge to scaffold different areas of learning in their life. For example, in mathematics, colour recognition is used to categorise, sort, compare and organise. Additionally, as children learn to identify colours and use colour as a language tool to describe things, it develops and strengthens their ability to communicate effectively.

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  • Transitioning from Home to Nursery

    Transitioning from Home to Nursery

    As children arrive at nursery for the first time they are often nervous, apprehensive and upset. This is natural. It is also natural for parents to feel the same. As educators, it is our job to make the child feel safe and happy when they are at nursery. It is also very important for educators and parents/carers to work together and communicate effectively.

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  • Monroe’s Nursery’s Day of Exciting Learning

    Monroe’s Nursery’s Day of Exciting Learning

    The children from Seahorse class dived into a day of fascinating, hands-on learning at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. The program mirrored our current topic of Animals, making it the perfect learning venue for our children. The focus was around teaching concepts such as colour, pattern, sequencing, language and environments.

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  • How to Choose a Good Nursery

    How to Choose a Good Nursery

    Once you decide your child is ready for nursery, it's time to find a good program. It pays to start your search early. Some families – especially ones who live in big cities – apply to the best schools as soon as their child is born. We kid you not. After you've identified a few promising schools, apply to all of them. That way, if you don't get into your first choice, you'll have one or two as a backup. To find the best program for your child, follow the six steps below.

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  • Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

    Routines: Why They Matter and How to Get Started

    One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. So here are 5 ideas for starting a routine in your home...

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  • 10 Brainy Reasons Why Kids Should Play

    10 Brainy Reasons Why Kids Should Play

    Every educationist and educational philosopher have advocated the need for hands-on play-based learning. Mahatma Gandhi who devised the 3 H method of education which involves the Hand, Heart, and Head or good old Montessori who believed that play involves all the three aspects essential for learning, namely- the muscles, senses and the brain. Here are 10 ‘brainy’ reasons based on brain research on why children should play...

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  • Odyssey Nursery: Where Happiness is Organic

    Odyssey Nursery: Where Happiness is Organic

    After 13 years in in childhood education, Diana Zeidan has joined Odyssey Nursery to turn it “Green” inside out. Her expertise in leadership education and her extensive experience in edutainment and event animation made Diana the perfect candidate to take the nursery in the vision Kids First Group had envisioned; A happy and peaceful environment to nourish each and every child’s talent and uniqueness, through the curriculum and the trained team.

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  • Health Tips to Prepare Your Little One for the New Term

    Health Tips to Prepare Your Little One for the New Term

    The summer holidays are upon us and it will soon be time to welcome another term at school or introduce your little ones to nursery. One of the main concerns for parents at this time of year is…..”Is my child going to sick and how can I avoid it?” School Nurse, Kate Lyon, of Redwood Montessori Nursery, Palm Jumeirah, is here to guide you through the season of runny noses.

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  • 8 Benefits of Playing in the MUD

    8 Benefits of Playing in the MUD

    The Benefits of playing in the Mud truly outweighs the mess of it by far. The importance of messy out door play is drifting away in many households, especially now in a technology savvy world where children seem submerged in television, I pads, mobiles, computers and game consoles rather than sprinklers, dirt, sand, bikes, trees and dandelions. So why is playing in the mud important?

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  • Help Your Child Learn to Read

    Help Your Child Learn to Read

    It doesn't matter what level your child is at already... If they're already an advanced reader, you can use the following tips to help maintain their level, to encourage more reading and engagement with the written word. If they're new or struggling to develop, by utilising the following tips every day as a parent, you can help to nurture, encourage and praise your child in their reading.

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  • First Days of Nursery

    First Days of Nursery

    Le Petit Poucet's mission is to provide all children, from 6 months to 4 years, with a home away from home, a place where they can learn, grow & evolve into conscientious global citizens. The first days apart can be tough on child and parent alike, use this guide to make sure it is as smooth as possible.

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  • The Pros & Cons of E-Learning

    The Pros & Cons of E-Learning

    When it comes to learning something new, we all remember in different ways and preferred styles of learning differ from student to student. E-Learning is effectively, electronic learning, and typically means a computer or technology is used to deliver part of or a full course on a topic or skill.

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  • Willow Nursery on Potty Training

    Willow Nursery on Potty Training

    Most parent worry about potty time when it comes for their little ones to go to nursery or daycare. When toddlers are at home all the time, they can start potty training, and parents can use many different methods to help them get started. When it comes to nurseries, its best that parent communicate with educators and go about a plan they can all put in practice.

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  • The EW Back to School Guide

    The EW Back to School Guide

    Summer is over, and parents - whether old or new - are now planning for the start of the new academic year. Here's some advice we've gathered to help you make sure you and your family are prepared for the start of the new school year! From bedtime routine, to tantrums, to family meals, to after school activities, homework, to headlice, we've got lots of advice to make sure you're prepared for anything the new school year throws at you and your kids.

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  • Your Baby is Growing Fast!

    Your Baby is Growing Fast!

    Your new baby is growing fast, while also developing bonds of love and trust with you. The way you cuddle, hold, and play with your baby will set the basis for how he will interact with you and others. Physical development comes thick and fast at this age – one minute you have a smiling slug of a baby who can barely hold his head up, the next you have a slippery little monkey that kicks, rolls, smiles and coos. To help with your baby's development you can; Talk to your baby - It is soothing to hear your voice. When your baby makes sounds, answer him by repeating and adding words, this will help him learn to use language.

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  • A Bite of a Debate

    A Bite of a Debate

    Henry was a gentle toddler – loving and easy-going. But he had a nasty habit; he was a biter – not of friends or family, but he bit children he didn’t know, at nursery, in the play centre or when he was just playing alongside other children. “I couldn’t believe it was happening,” says his mum, “it was just awful. For a good year I avoided everything except being on my own or with close friends. I couldn’t face coffee mornings, parks, soft-play areas. I just withdrew into myself." When your child bites, it’s worse than a full-blown tantrum in a supermarket. Other parents are appalled; the victim nurses a throbbing red mark and you wish you could just sink into the ground. It’s about the most antisocial, public thing your child can do.

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