Sunday, October 30, 2011


Puppets are an aspect of our history and everyday lives.  Puppets are both entertaining and captivating. Children can believe and relate to them; they can enter and explore the fascinating inventive world that puppets create.
Learning through play is fundamental to our children’s education, helping them to develop the necessary skills in life. Puppets can stimulate children’s imagination, encourage creative play and discovery and are a wonderful interactive way to introduce narrative to even the most reluctant reader. They can be a powerful way of bringing story time to life; puppets can provide a focus for role play, encouraging the child’s imagination and involvement in activities and can play a fundamental part in the recitation of stories and verse
Any puppet can encourage the quietest of children to start talking. Puppets can break down barriers and provide an effective means to initiate communication. The child trusts the puppet and doesn’t feel threatened by it, making it a perfect neutral medium through which they can discuss sensitive issues. The child can express thoughts, fears and feelings through the puppet that they might otherwise find difficult to voice to an adult.
All puppets come to life as characters. They can portray different personalities and various traits and they cross all cultures. Puppets can share joy or sadness; they can be naughty or good, cheeky or shy; and when a child is engaged by a puppet they can learn lessons without even realising.
Puppets provide an essential link between learning and play which makes them wonderful teaching tools for at home, the classroom and in the wider community.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

When the Baby Cries

Crying is your baby's way of telling you what's what. Baby may be hungry, sleepy, bored, uncomfortable, hot, cold, bothered or sick. 
Trust yourself. You'll learn very quickly what the different cries mean. Your baby needs your love an attention. Do not hesitate to cuddle the baby - you can't spoil an infant. 
A recent study shows that babies who are picked up when they cry, cry less when they are toddlers than babies who were not picked up. 
Your bond with your baby is essential to your baby's health and happiness. A crying baby makes us want to give comfort.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Some ways to prevent injuries in your newborn baby

Children love to explore, but they do not know the difference between what is fun and what is dangerous.
That's why they need to have someone looking after them all the time.

Some ways to prevent injuries in your newborn baby:
  • Never leave your baby unattended in a baby seat, on a table, in a high chair, or on a couch or bed.
  • Never leave your baby alone with a toddler or a pet.
  • When bottle-feeding, the bottle should never be propped. It should be held by someone so that the feeding is supervised.
  • Don't drink hot beverages while your baby is in your arms or on your lap.
  • Keep plastic bags out of your child's reach to prevent suffocation.
  • Put your baby on her (or his) back to sleep. SIDS ( Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) is less common in babies who sleep on their backs. If your baby is old enough to turn her back from her tummy on her own during sleep, you don't have to force her to sleep on her back.

Monday, October 10, 2011

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