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by Quenita Walrond

From the first month of life, babies show a preference for bright bold colours over light shades and tints. By 4 months of age, they are able to visually discriminate and react to the full colour spectrum, including shades and hues the way adults do. That is, they can see all colours and tell the difference from one to another. Given that children, barring any physiological issues like colour blindness or impaired vision, have a natural ability to perceive colour, as parents how do we move them to be able to match, identify, then name colours? Matching, identifying, and naming colours are separate skills that, when combined, form the educational concept “Colour Recognition”.

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by Anita Gurian, PhD

Although parents conscientiously send their children off to school every day and expect them to do well, they can add an important extra ingredient that will boost their children's success. Parent participation is the ingredient that makes the difference. Parents' active involvement with their child's education at home and in school brings great rewards and has can have a significant impact on their children's child's lives.

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Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:57

Getting Ready For Nursery School - Checklist

Children of the same age are very different from each other when it comes to things that they can and cannot do. However, there are certain things that they must be able to do in order to cope with the mental, physical, social and emotional requirements of life at nursery school. They do not need to be perfect at everything, but at least be able to do most of the things mentioned below. They are the building blocks for learning over the course of their lifetimes.

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