Education & play
I clearly remember the joy of watching my children learn to speak, and sharing conversations that to an outsider would have been ridiculous.
My bewildered toddler couldn't work out the point of his music class last week, and frankly neither could I.
His work is described as art in its purest form, untouched by life's pollutants and representative of what is important and beautiful.
For a short time, kids speak a language that only their parents can understand. What are the words you miss most from the toddler years?
When it comes to choosing a daycare for your child, what are your priorities? Is it outdoor space, the staff, or just the feeling you get when you look around?
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Guilty of letting an electronic screen babysit your children?
What's more appealing to a child than blinking lights, fun sounds and touch screens?
This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending my friends' son's third birthday party. It was a delightful occasion. And for me, a learning occasion. I hereby pass my learnings on to you.
Do you have any qualms about letting your kids believe in Father Christmas?
Video: Watch an epic battle between toddler Romeo Elvis Bulte Boivin and his stuffed toy dragon, in YouTube's latest cute baby sensation.
Playing is how children learn best. Whether it's peek-a-boo, pretend phone or full-on imaginative hut building, it's all helping brain pathways develop and grow stronger.
Children under three should be kept away from television altogether, experts claim.
Music can help sweep away the afternoon blahs, says Amity Dry. Your kids love having your attention, and love seeing Mummy or Daddy be silly.
Bedtime tales, however fanciful, are good for bonding as well as kids' brains.
Community childcare centres are facing plummeting rolls as they compete with corporate chains.
The days of macaroni necklaces are a thing of the past - and playdough may be the next to go.
Have you heard about the latest trend in toilet training? Letting kids use the iPad while on the potty.
A panel of experts give their tips on how to make reading a fun activity for all the family.
Introducing early reading skills at home is vital in getting your child interested in books.
Researchers say unseen playmates are really teaching infants the art of communication.
Create a rainy day box to keep your children entertained when they're bored or the weather's bad.
Here are some fun 'edible' finger paint recipies, made with ingredients that are likely to be lurking in your pantry.
If you have suffered the ignominy of having your toddler melt down in the middle of a play group, do not despair: this behaviour is normal.
Children with language difficulties could make big improvements if their parents changed how they read to them, study finds.
This year you might want to give your toddler a real birthday party, but be realistic. The biggest trap birthday parents can fall into is expecting too much.
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