Pre-Writing Skills

Pre-Writing Skills

Every parent understands that when their child reaches ‘big school’ much of their learning will depend on their reading and writing ability. With this in mind, it makes sense for parents to equip their children with strong pre-reading and pre-writing skills. This can...
Number Development 

Number Development 

Number development comes naturally Children develop number sense in the most incidental and natural way during their formative years. Each child will develop number skills at their own rate. This will also be influenced by their environment, pre-school attendance and...
Crossing the Midline

Crossing the Midline

Crossing the Midline What is meant by crossing the body’s mid-line? The body’s mid-line is an imaginary line down the centre of the body that divides the body into left and right. Crossing the body’s mid-line is the ability to reach across the middle of the body with...
Learning Benefits of Puzzles

Learning Benefits of Puzzles

Toddlers 18 months to 2 years start off with basic knob puzzles. Fine motor control and spatial planning required to place the different puzzle pieces into the matching space. In addition, knob puzzles exercise the pincer grip – the same grip that will be used for...
How do puzzles vary in difficulty?

How do puzzles vary in difficulty?

Puzzles can vary in difficulty in a number of ways: the size of the puzzle piecesthe number of piecesthe simplicity or complexity of the picture (see the difference between this zoo puzzle and the Princess on the Horse)the detail in the picture (it is easier to match...
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