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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Lev Semyonovich Vygotsky, a Soviet psychologist known for his work on psychological development in children, believed that dramatic play for toddlers helps promote social, cognitive, and emotional development (1). When toddlers reach the age of two or three, they develop a strong interest in the activities of the adult world
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Image: Shutterstock Music is one of the finest ways to connect with young children. It uplifts their mood and helps in improving their concentration, building coordination, and developing sensory skills (1). Therefore, starting the day at preschools with music is beneficial in many ways. A catchy song hello song at the beginning of the day
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Whether they breastfeed or use formula, food insecure mothers are struggling to feed their babies. Jean, a 24-year-old mother of two, said: “People don’t think there’s hungry kids out there [in Canada].” She would like us to know “there definitely is.” More than 1.2 million children in Canada live in food-insecure households, including babies of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE When you have a baby, the urge to click their photographs is irresistible. You want to capture all their adorable actions to reminisce over them later. The arrival of the fall season is the perfect baby photo opportunity. The striking colors of leaves, bountiful harvest, and most importantly, the bright,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Few surnames remind us of strength. It could be due to the family’s heritage or the name in itself is a derivation of the word “strong” or “power.” Also, a few historical figures, previously commoners, have made their first and last names an imminent part of human history with their
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sleep training teaches the baby to sleep at a stretch for several hours without waking up in the middle of the night. It helps them sleep without the assistance of the mother or an adult. Approximately babies require up to 12 hours of sleep through the night and some naps
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding women may face issues regarding low milk flow, particularly during the first few days after delivery. To maintain a good milk flow, mothers should start the process at the earliest and breastfeed more frequently. Also, good baby latching ensures effective milk flow. However, breastfeeding is usually not a concern
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers feel excited for birthdays, due to all the special treatment, balloons, cake, and other celebrations on their big day. Birthday parties develop their socializing skills while letting them have fun. Keeping toddlers engaged in any one activity for long is impossible, as their attention span is quite short. Toddlers
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Image: Shutterstock The largest Caribbean Island, Cuba, is situated in the north of the Caribbean Sea. A beautiful island country with Havana as its capital city, Cuba is known for its picturesque beaches, architectural marvels, rum, cigars, and people. Cuba is proud of having a blend of people with surnames whose roots can be traced
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The exciting months leading up to your baby’s arrival are a whirlwind of planning and preparation. From choosing a name to creating a baby registry, there are so many exciting choices to make! And let’s not forget all the options when it comes to decorating the nursery. Instagram is full of ideas and Pinterest is
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies undergo a continuous process of development and their interests are ever-changing. Doing arts and crafts has multiple benefits. Although it requires continuous supervision, but it is all worth it! There are multiple arts and crafts that your baby can indulge in. The aim is to help them create something
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Image: Shutterstock Does your child ask you several questions about dinosaurs? Is Jurassic Park their all-time favorite movie? Do they request you to play some dinosaur games with them? Do the growling sound effects and stomping moves of a dinosaur get them all excited? We get it! Your child is obsessed with dinosaurs. Check out
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Mobile phones and tablets are not meant for babies. But let’s admit that these gadgets come in handy to distract a distraught baby. And in case you have some important work and, your baby needs company, a good baby app can keep them engaged for a while. So, if you
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Image: Shutterstock Old is gold. Sometimes, friendships made during childhood last a lifetime. Not only do friendships make our lives fun, but they also help reduces stress (1). While some children gel with others and make new friends instantly, others might need a little help.To help your adorable little munchkin find their new best friend,
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A sleep consultant explains why some of the things you read Googling at 3 a.m. aren’t true. When we finally spilled the beans to friends and family that we were pregnant, we were flooded with obligatory Facebook messages and texts from well-wishers. “Congratulations!” they said. “We’re so excited for you!” Then two of my well-meaning
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers are actively learning and seeking to know more about their environment. While some parents believe that children should not have screen time at all and stick to conventional play, there are many useful apps that are not just fun for your toddler but have educational value too. With regulated
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Image: iStock Autumn or fall season makes everything around you so pretty. Falling leaves, chirping birds, harvests, festivities, and the smell of autumn breeze make you want to cuddle and get cozy in your room. Fall is also the time for celebrating Halloween and Thanksgiving. While your child may be excited to play trick-or-treating, there
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