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The Development of Fine-Motor Skills in Young Children

What are motor skills? The development of strong fine motor skills is essential for young children. Motor skills are a term given to the movements of the body. They fall into two main categories: gross motor skills and fine motor skills. Gross motor skills encompass the development of larger muscle movements, such as the swinging of…

Fun Snacks for Healthy Kids

Fun Snacks for Healthy Kids

Trying to get children to eat healthily can be difficult. Here are three creative ideas that can be as fun to make as they are to eat. Watermelon Pizza A very simple idea that can be used in role play as well. Set up a pizza shop and call up your child to place an order. Ask…


Benefits of Reading 2- Ideas and Activities

Reading in the womb It is never too early to begin reading to your child. Even reading whilst the child is in the womb has been proven to have significant benefits to their abilities. The University of Florida found that a Foetus between the 28th and 34th weeks of pregnancy could remember familiar nursery rhymes.…


The benefits of reading with children

One of the easiest and often most overlooked aspects of child development is simply just taking the time to sit and read together; the emphasis lying with the word “together”. Reading should be a shared experience and not just one way. When we say one way we mean either by the parent reading and the…


Fun art game to play at home

I asked one of the students today what their favourite game to play in class was. I didn’t expect the answer to be “spelling with Teacher Nick”! Anyway here is a fun arty game to play courtesy of www.gluedtomycraftsblog.com British Early Years Centre is an International Kindergarten School in Bangkok. For more information please take…


Gardening with the kids

Take a look at this thorough article on gardening with kids. It includes reasons why gardening is so important for young children, offers advice on how to grow at home and explains which plants are the easiest to cultivate. Start off with quick and easy plants to grab the children’s interest and as they get…


How to help develop pre-writing skills

Here is a great way to help children to develop pre-writing skills. Pre-writing skill development sets the foundation for children to develop quickly when they pick up a pencil. Fine motor skills are the ability to make small precise movements with control, using fingers, wrists and hands. The strengthening of these muscles from an early…


Family Structure: Its Importance and How to Create It

“Structure offers children a sense of security and control in a world full of uncertainty – and helps create healthy habits that last into adulthood.” Play is an essential part of growing up, but is it any kind of play? How much should be dictated to them? Guided play at British Early Years Centre is…


Applying play to discipling children

Discipling your child in the correct way is vital. Children need to learn the difference between right and wrong, however this can sometimes be difficult and lead to children being scared to express themselves and challenge authority. It is important to always allow time to explain to your child why you are disappointed with their…