The Insightful Mum's top 5 tips for keeping your baby safe this summer!
Summer is coming and you want to make sure that your baby is safe from the sun's UV radiation! Keeping your little ones safe is the most important thing you can do as a parent. In Australia, our sun is particularly dangerous as it damages our skin easily so you need to make sure that your children are properly protected.
When the UV Index is forecast to reach 3 or above, it is at a level that can damage your baby's skin. Find out some tips, hacks and information you probably didn't know about protecting your baby's skin from the sun this summer!
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When babies are born, their eyesight has not fully developed. They can see, but not as well as older children and adults. Using the world around them, babies learn to interpret and use the information they receive - from light reflecting off an object entering the pupil, a message is then sent through the optical nerve to the brain. Your baby's brain learns to interpret this information by joining two separate messages (from each eye) together allowing them to see in one image.
Your baby quickly learns to coordinate both eyes and use their eyesight to help them make movements such as reaching for a toy they can see. Much of this is achieved in the first few months of your baby's life.
These 10 activities help to engage your newborn's interest and support them in learning to see as well as we do!
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Teach children to want to learn, and learning will come! Brilliant Board Books for your Baby!
I am passionate about encouraging my students to not only aim high in their education but to also love learning. There is nothing more satisfying than a student running up to their teacher excitedly telling them that THEY did it! For instance, "I learned five new words Mrs...", "I read that book you recommended - it was awesome!", "Have you marked my book review? I think it's my best work."
Part of being a teacher AND parent is fostering a love for learning in children. We equip children with the skills they need to learn for themselves and do for themselves. We also provide children with the experiences they need so they learn to love learning. This forms part of my philosophy relating to successful education.
A child's love for learning can start in the first few weeks of life! Newborns can enjoy being read to; including listening to their parents' voices and hearing different patterns, tones and expressions as their parents read. Providing these experiences is just the start of learning our complicated yet beautiful language. Therefore, reading should be a huge part of all babies and toddlers upbringing. Now, I am excited to reveal to you six board books that I believe every baby and toddler will love!
The number one educator of every child is their parent or primary caregiver. The first five years of a child's life and what they experience builds the foundation of who they are and will be. This is the time where they are developing essential skills and strategies in understanding this world and how they fit into it.
Babies and young children are developing physically and mentally, learning the do's and don'ts in our society, learning to trust or distrust, and developing a sense of belonging or isolation. So, where do you fit into this? Why are you the number one educator, instead of the teacher or childcare educator?
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