Are play dates really necessary when kids are young? We take a look at some of the benefits and developmental effects play dates can have on older babies, toddlers and pre-school kids when they catch up with their friends.
Theres evidence that children's imaginary friends are more widespread than ever. Find out why its normal, how make believe can affect a childs development, adjusting to your childs new friend, when should you be worried and how long will their imaginary friend be around for.
Young children love to paint and draw, build and sculpt and when they present us with their artworks its easy to tell them that theyve done a great job - whatever the results! However with a few open-ended questions you can find out a little more about what theyve produced and what inspired them. Youll also help develop their creative and critical thinking skills in the process.