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Activities To Improve Your Child’s Hand-Eye Coordination

Hand-eye coordination is one of the most important parts of the learning process and is integral to many everyday tasks, from reading and writing to using the computer and even tying your shoelaces. You may not think much about it, but the processes involved in coordinating your visual perception (to direct attention) and hand/arm movements (to execute a task) are actually pretty complex. Given this, it makes sense that hand-eye coordination is one of the first motor skills that babies […]

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Using Educational Toys To Explore The World Of Art

Children of all ages love expressing themselves through art. However, it’s more than just a creative activity – it’s educationally beneficial for a number of different reasons. Read on to find out more. In recent years, Art has become increasingly less prominent on the curriculum. Instead, schools are focusing more and more on subjects like math and the sciences, which are considered more ‘educational’ and of greater value in later life. However, in Kiddit’s opinion, art is anything but a […]

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Home Education Revolutionizing The Way Children Learn

In recent years, home schooling has become increasingly popular around the world, especially in countries such as the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the US. In the UK, almost 50,000 children are currently being home schooled, whilst in the US, figures are thought to stand at around 1.5 million. Although homeschooling is currently enjoying a surge in popularity in some places, this is not true everywhere. In fact, in some countries, homeschooling is considered controversial or socially undesirable and […]

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Teach Your Child A Love Of Reading

As your children grow, their innate inquisitiveness and desire to learn about the world around them will mean that they will naturally gravitate towards all forms of information – and that includes books! When they learn to read, a magical world opens up before them, allowing them to explore in ways that they never could before. Of course, they’ll learn the basics at school, but to help to teach them a real love for reading it helps if they’re encouraged […]

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Learning Outdoors: Using Your Garden As A Classroom

The Garden Classroom, by Cathy James, is an inspirational book for kids – and details some great ideas for learning outside. If you’d like to use your outdoor space as a ‘living classroom’, here’s some tips to get you started. Learning doesn’t have to take place inside. Yet regrettably, it’s often the case that our children are cooped up in classrooms, when they could be immersed in nature and learning valuable lessons about the world around them. The Garden Classroom, […]

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Exploring STEM In The Early Years

Teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) provides your child with vital skills – which will help them progress in life. STEM develops a love of learning and exploration in young children. The 21st century world means that technological innovations are more significant than ever – and in this knowledge-based, global environment, it’s never been so important to have higher level STEM capabilities. Here’s why STEM is important in the early years and the benefits it brings. What Is STEM? […]

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Traditional vs Tech – Old Fashioned Toys Better At Promoting Early Language Development

Technological toys are often promoted as being useful for child development. However, research suggests that actually, traditional toys are far more effective at helping children gain language skills. We live in a technological age, and our children are surrounded by technology. According to various studies, children watch two and a half hours of television per day on average, and spend around an hour browsing the internet. Indeed, most households will have at least one tech-based gadget, such as an iPad […]

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How Educational Toys Can Boost Your Child’s Development

Toys provide your child with entertainment, stimulation and inspiration. However, educational toys also assist your child’s development – and may help their schooling. Here’s how. Toys come in all shapes and sizes; from sophisticated technological gadgets to basic building blocks. While most are primarily designed to provide entertainment to your child, there are some toys that are specifically designed to support their education – and may even help with development. How Do Toys Help Your Child To Develop? Of course, […]

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Exploring the World with Educational Science Toys

Most of us would agree that we should teach our children about science. But why is it so important, and which educational toys are best for the job? Early education is often centred on the two ‘big’ skills – numeracy and literacy. However, there’s no denying that learning about science from a young age is incredibly important too. After all, almost every activity that your child will undertake in their lives involves science to some degree or another. Why Is […]

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