Anywhere between the ages of 12 months and 18 months your toddler will be ready to transition from two naps to one nap each day. But how do you know when theyre ready to drop a nap? And if so, what then?
When thinking about how to get children ready for school, parents often think pre-school is the best, if not the only place to gain the essential skills that they need. However, with childcare agencies now able to deliver educational programmes, a nanny or an educator will be able to get your children ready for school as well as any pre-school.
The hype around what we eat is nothing new with figures showing that a significant number of New Zealand kids are either overweight or obese. It is therefore important for us as parents and caregivers to encourage our children to eat healthily from a young age. Research provides clear evidence that the food habits and patterns children acquire in early childhood remain with them into adulthood.