As a new member to the parenthood club over the past year it’s safe to say I’ve had a fair few new discoveries.
The idea that Montessori schools are a free-for-all is a misinterpretation of the importance Montessori programs place on each student’s freedom and catering to individual learning needs. Montessori educators understand the developmental needs of children and deliver appropriately timed lessons at the point of need.
Are you the kind of parent that’s always hugging your kids? If the answer is yes then don’t stop doing what you’re doing. According to new reserach, physical affection during a baby’s development period is even more important than we thought.
Alex was a really happy baby. Didn’t cry much at all, took to solids well, crawled more or less at the right time and walked a little late but not too late. Looking back, one of the earliest signs I had that something was amiss was his interest in the light on his heater and his fascination with light switches. I thought briefly, ‘that’s odd’. Next came his first birthday and his younger cousins were saying ‘Dadda’ and ‘Mumma’ but he was pretty mute.
There's a common misconception about dyslexia - that it involves "backward reading" or "mirror reading". Reversing letters isn't always a sign of dyslexia, and a lot of little kids who don't have the disorder write their letters backwards, too.