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September 2014

Parenting

Teach Your Child to Self-Motivate

As a parent, it is so rewarding when you see your child succeed at something, whether an academic subject at school, a sport, a creative hobby or as a baby taking their first tentative steps without holding your hands. It…

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DIY: Easy Book-based Crafts for Preschoolers

Picture books lay the foundation for early literacy and encourage young children to explore the world through colours, words and rhythms. Besides fostering parent-child bonding and developing communication skills, studies have shown that students who are exposed to reading before…

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The Benefits of Active Play for Kids

On Sundays, merchandising executive Ifa Sani and her family often spend an entire afternoon at the beach where her three children aged six, nine, and 12 years race on their skate scooters, swim, or play badminton. “On weekends, my husband…

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The Power of Music in Child Development

Music has an excellent reputation in the world of baby and child development. It’s been touted to increase brainpower, soothe the ‘savage’ baby (and sometimes even the petrified parent). Scientists have also found that music is the best stimulator of…

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Breastfeeding: Controversy in the Media

Breastfeeding is a contentious issue in the media. Photographs of breastfeeding mothers or celebrities on social media, breastfeeding videos that go viral, and breastfeeding-related incidents that hit the news bring out strong emotions and opinions from men and women alike,…

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