Lying: Why do Preschoolers Lie and How to Handle It?

As your preschooler gets older and begins to be more fluent with language, you may notice that they begin to lie. Children begin to lie around age three, although it may begin slightly later or earlier depending on the child. Children lie for a number of reasons including: Covering up they did something wrong, like breaking a glass Trying to hide a mistake, like wetting themselves Trying to get what they want, like telling their father that mum said they

How to Help Kids Manage Emotions

Toddlers and preschoolers can face some pretty drastic emotions, sometimes losing control at the drop of a hat. Learning how to manage these emotions is just that: something they have to learn. Teachers and parents can help children through this process with understanding and calm, so that the focus can stay on learning, rather than handling the next meltdown. Remain calm. When your child is having a tantrum, it can be hard to stay calm, but this is one of

Introducing Kids to Other Cultures: Best Approaches

As children get older they begin to become aware of other countries, cultures and ways of life that are different to theirs. It is important to introduce them to other cultures in an open-minded and positive way, so that they approach any differences with curiosity and interest, rather than mistrust or negativity. There are several ways that you can tackle this issue with your children, making sure that they are tolerant and open-minded towards other people. Food. One of the

Why Stories and Reading are So Important

At school age, learning to read becomes a huge focus. The importance of reading stories aloud to your child should not be understated. Reading aloud is known as the single most important activity leading to language development in young children and sets your child on the path to learning to read on their own. Reading aloud to children is a great way of engaging with preschoolers and can help them to feel connected to their parents and teachers. When reading,

Are After-School Activities a Good Idea?

It may seem like many families you know have their children doing after school activities. Whether dancing, music or sports, children aged 5 and above can experience activities that they do not have access to at school. For very young children though, extra activities after pre-school can end up getting in the way of valuable free-play time and there is evidence to suggest that extra-curricular activities should be enjoyed by older children. A 2017 study by an university found that