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The benefit of reading and why is reading so important for children

Why Should You Encourage Children to Read?

There was a time when the regal hardbound encyclopaedias, dictionaries and atlases were looked up to as supreme sources of information. They offered fascinating nugg...

Forest Kindergarten and forest school

Forest Kindergartens:  Beyond Logs, Leaves and Free Play

When Friedrich Froebel first came up with the concept of kindergarten (children’s garden), what he envisioned was an enriching environment that offered unstructured...

History of Kindergarten

Kindergarten: The Story Behind

To many, kindergarten is an American version of a preschool or nursery, but with a strange German name. Did you know kindergarten has its origins in Germany and was ...

Tips for encouraging curiosity in children

The Importance of Encouraging Curiosity in Children

From clever quips and brilliant observations to a barrage of questions that catch you off guard, curiosity in children can come dressed in many fascinating guises. S...

Teaching Mastery Motivation or Persistence to Preschoolers

How to Teach Persistence to Preschoolers

‘Tis a lesson you should heed - Try, try again; If at first you don't succeed, Try, try again. Then your courage should appear; For, if you will persevere You will...

Common terms used in childcare and Early Years

Childcare and Early Years Lexicon

From au-pair and childminder to the interchangeably used preschool, daycare, day nursery and kindergarten, we take a look at some of the commonly used terms in child...

Benefits of constructive plain early years

Why is Constructive Play Important in Early Years

From cardboard-crate-turned-pirate-ships, kitchen-roll-tube telescopes and muddy trenches in the fields to meticulously built lego police stations, constructive play...

Tips to handle anxiety and stress in toddlers

Tips to Handle Stress in Toddlers

Stress and anxiety aren't quite the emotional reactions you would think a doe-eyed toddler could possibly experience so early on in life. Regular tantrums, coughing ...

Be an active part of your child's day - Cheqdin

How to be an active part of your child’s day away from home at the daycare centre?

It’s nothing short of heartbreaking to see your teary-eyed little one looking out through the nursery window waving his tiny hand as you rush out through the nurse...

Internet Safety for kids

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Internet Safety for Kids - What you need to know and how to stay safe! When you finally slump on to the couch after a long day, and the little ones come in with a ba...