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Why Do Children Bite? | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

 

The fact that a toddler has feelings that are being expressed in biting isn’t the fault of the parent, or of the toddler.

Biting is like a runny nose: it’s common, it’s not fun for the child or the parents, and it can affect other children adversely, but it’s not the sign that anyone is “bad.” As children mature, gain self-control and develop problem-solving skills, they usually outgrow this behaviour.


Lightbulb Learning Childcare is a brand new Mt Wellington daycare located next to Hamlin Hill Regional Park offering quality care and affordable education for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.

If you feel that you need a childcare centre to support your child’s great start in life, feel free to email us at hello@lightbulblearning.co.nz or you may call 573 5049. Come and visit us at Lightbulb Learning Childcare.

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Spitting the Dummy | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

Lightbulb Learning Childcare is a brand new Mt Wellington day care centre located next to Hamlin Hill Regional Park offering quality care and affordable education for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.

If you feel that you need a childcare centre to support your child’s great start in life, feel free to email us at hello@lightbulblearning.co.nz or you may call 573 5049. Come and visit us at Lightbulb Learning Childcare.

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Teaching Children to Blow Their Nose

Once your child has mastered blowing through their mouth, move on to blowing through their nose. Repeat the tissue blowing exercise, but this time with the tissue much closer to the face. Have our child take a deep breath and then try to blow a tissue using their nose (only exercise with very light objects – such as tissues or feathers – so as not to put too much pressure on nasal cavities and ears). You may need to hold your own index finger up and down on their lips, as if you are telling them to ssssh, to encourage them to blow through their nose. It may help to close off one nostril and blow through one side at a time. This seems to help some children feel the air move through their nose while keeping their mouth shut, which is the key – and the hardest concept for children to grasp.

Practicing over and over again is the key to getting your child comfortable with blowing their nose.


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Shyness Doesn’t Need Fixing | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

If we look at what shyness really means, being a shy child is not such a negative quality after all. Shyness can be a help or a handicap to a child, depending on how it’s handled.

We live in a world that’s loud, fast, and busy. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming for the shy people among us.

We need to remember that the world is a gentler and quieter place because of them.


If you feel that you need a  quality  daycare facilities near Mt Wellington  to support your child’s great start in life, feel free to email hello@lightbulblearning.co.nz or you may call 573 5049. Check out  Lightbulb Learning Childcare Facebook Page

Article Source: PDHQShyness Doesn’t Need Fixing  | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

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Chores Build Successful Adults | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

If someone says your child is shy, it’s rarely intended as a compliment and you probably don’t take it as one.

You should.

Shyness is Not an Illness

Shyness is a personality trait.

Some of the nicest people are shy. Shy people tend to be attentive listeners: they are private folk who exude a quiet dignity without saying much.Shy people often have an inner peace and their shyness is one way of protecting it

If we look at what shyness really means, being a shy child is not such a negative quality after all. Shyness can be a help or a handicap to a child, depending on how it’s handled.

We live in a world that’s loud, fast, and busy. Unfortunately, it can be overwhelming for the shy people among us.

We need to remember that the world is a gentler and quieter place because of them.


If you feel that you need a  quality  daycare facilities near Mt Wellington  to support your child’s great start in life, feel free to email hello@lightbulblearning.co.nz or you may call 573 5049. Chec

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Is Santa Real? | Lightbulb Learning Childcare

You know it’s going to happen one day.

Your child is going to ask you about Santa.

They are usually relieved to know, or excited to be on the inside of this worldwide secret (which explains why older children are generally pretty good at keeping the secret from their younger siblings).

If you feel that you need a  quality daycare in Mt Wellington to support your child’s great start in life, feel free to email hello@lightbulblearning.co.nz or you may call 573 5049. Check our  Lightbulb Learning Childcare Facebook Page

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Understanding Night Terrors on Children

Having a child who experiences night terrors can be extremely frightening for a parent.But, it won’t bother the child. In the morning, they won’t remember the episode! Night terrors are a type of sleep disturbance –  a partial awakening from a deep, non-dream sleep that occurs in the first two to three hours after going to bed. Really, the child’s mind is asleep but their body is awake. During night terrors, the child may sit bolt upright, cry out, scream, moan, mumble or thrash about with eyes wide open. It’s the eyes wide-open that gives the impression the child is awake. They aren’t. Their eyes won’t be registering anything they see.

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Your Children Are Watching You

There is no escape. Your child is watching you and listening to you.

And they’re watching others in their life too. They’re watching relations, peers, teachers, friend’s parents and the characters on TV. So, while you play the major role, others play their part.

Now, here’s the interesting part. While they’re fixing their stare (and their ears) upon you they’re taking in all the pieces they will use to build their own personalities as they grow. They’re taking on board what they witness, and it really matters to them. Even though they don’t know it themselves, they are processing and reaching conclusions about the correct way to live their lives.

Nobody is perfect. The best any of us can do is accept that it’s our job to show our children the way to live their life, and to do it best we can. We owe it to our children to pay attention to our own actions and to make sure we’re defining a life we want them to strive for.

What we say and do makes a difference.

If you feel that you nee

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Make Time to Talk with Children

There is nothing more engaging to me than having a conversation with a three, four, or five-year-old. And I do mean a shared conversation – a two-way dialogue that travels wherever our thoughts take us.

Children of all ages enjoy talking with the adults in their lives. And it is one of the most natural things we adults do with the children in our care. Often we don’t even think about it – it simply happens.

Children like to talk about themselves, or about what they are doing. They talk about things that are familiar to them, and that draw upon their knowledge and experiences.

They tell make-believe stories, and talk about things and events they cannot see; events that have already happened; or events that might happen in the future.

It matters not what they are talking about.

What matters is that they are engaging in conversation and, in the process, they are building important language skills.

These language interactions are the basis for building children’s understanding of the

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Strategies for Settling Your Child

Lightbulb Learning Childcare is a brand new centre offering care and education for children aged 3 months to 5 years old.  It is well located next to Hamlin Hill Regional Park.  The centre is designed to give each age group of children their own fantastic environment.  The rooms are light and airy, with glass doors that open out onto a covered deck providing direct access to the fantastic large play areas.  This design ensures quality care for each child and offers them lots of exciting choices of play both inside and out.

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