When children have trouble expressing their thoughts and feelings, they may show their frustration. Below are some suggestions:
Label the feeling you see. Validate it calmly. It is OKAY to feel a certain way. This gives them the vocabulary of feelings and demonstrates how to self-regulate and find a calm state.
Let’s Play Together
Play is how our children explore and learn from their environment. They learn amazing concepts such as:
Problem solving, planning and sequencing: they observe the world around them and figure out connections.
Body awareness: they start to know where their body is in …Read More
16 Gestures by 16 Months
Your child is communicating much earlier than his/her first spoken words. Gestures are social communication skills, which according to research, predicts the language ability of preschoolers 2 years later and academic success after that. Between 9 and 16 months, the child develops 2 new …Read More
Fall Bulletin 2015- # 13
Behaviour Problems and Communication
An article in the Globe and Mail (December 2014) described the strategy that many parents use when their children are upset, demanding attention and having a meltdown. Parents often say “use your words” unrealistically asking the child to be rational and …Read More
Watch this fabulous sound play! Dad imitates son and plays with his voice and vowels! Great bonding!