preschool

Here are some activities that will help your child develop writing skills. Remember your child needs to enjoy the activity for it to be effective and learning to take place. Plan for your child to succeed. Try to encourage your child to write on vertical as well as flat surfaces. Use a variety of implements: • Fingers • Crayons • Textas • Chalk • Sticks and Read more

Motor Planning

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Children who easily get in a muddle or have difficulty dressing, writing or learning to swim or ride a bike often have a problem with motor planning. When a child has poor motor planning ability, they often try to instruct themselves in what to do and rely on a visual demonstration of a skill. They can also have difficulty doing two actions at once and make excuses not to try new Read more

All children are born with potential but what is that potential? When a child is developing differently to other children, this potential is harder to judge. No-one can or does know exactly what that potential is; it has to unfold with time. Parents of children with additional needs often say, “it’s not knowing that’s the hardest” and many want to know what they can do to help their Read more

The following strategies may help support your child’s interaction with other children. • Increase the time your child spends playing with someone else. By observing your child carefully you will see times he or she is able to accept someone sitting next to him or her. This is the beginning of joint attention in an activity • When you are sitting next to your child, you can help him Read more

Following directions is one of the most important social skills that children develop. Be it in the classroom, at home with the family or on the sporting field, a child who can listen, understand and then follow instructions and directions will go a long way. Parents know that children don't always follow directions so it is helpful to know how to teach kids so that they understand the why Read more

Building your child's balance allows a child to move confidently, explore playground equipment, climb, develop hand-eye coordination skills and ride a bike. Developing these skills are very important. They allow a child to feel confident in social encounters and they help a child stay healthy by building interest and enthusiasm in sports. Parents can do many different things to help build Read more

The early years are crucial to your child’s learning, development and future potential. We work with young children who are not reaching key milestones from an early age and who may be at risk of learning difficulties. We offer a full range of specialist services with multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, special educators and therapists. Our early intervention services Read more