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Understanding Rotary Chewing: Why it Matters for Your Children’s Oral Health

When your child begins chewing, you may notice their mouth moving in an up-and-down motion that characterizes lateral chewing. As your child ages, they will develop a rotary chewing method, which involves the mouth moving side to side. The tongue moves horizontally to break down food so it becomes digestible. Rotary chewing is the preferred and mature way of chewing. It decreases the time needed to break down food, so mealtimes aren’t long and exhausting. It ensures people can eat different types of food, so they get proper nutrition. Proper chewing can also aid with speech development. It allows children to develop motor skills in their mouth and build muscles that correspond to those used when speaking. Rotary chewing skills should come naturally, but some children are slower to develop them than others. Read on to learn what you can do to ensure your child develops healthy eating skills that

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Parenting a Child with Torticollis: Practical Advice and Emotional Support

Torticollis is a condition that causes a baby to favor one side of the body. It is typically caused by their positioning in the womb. In some instances, it may be due to trauma or infection. It’s normal for parents not to want there to be anything wrong with their babies. However, torticollis is treatable. The exercises in this article will help your baby achieve a healthy posture. Torticollis Symptoms Torticollis symptoms may not appear until a baby is 6-8 weeks old. At this point, you may notice: Your baby’s head tilting or rotating to one side Limited range of motion in the neck Flattening on one side of the head or face Babies prefer one side when breastfeeding Hip dysplasia and other musculoskeletal issues A soft, small lump in the baby’s neck Plagiocephaly or a flattening behind the ear on the side the baby is favoring Exercises to Treat

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Inclusive Preschool Education

Inclusive Preschool Education: Ensuring Readiness for Every Child

Inclusive Preschool Education is essential in the educational process. It ensures that services are available for all students. It empowers differently-abled children. Most public schools offer inclusive services. However, preschools, which are not mandatory and are often not publicly funded, may not cater to children of all abilities. However, experts have found that offering an inclusive environment at a young age can benefit everyone involved. What Does an Inclusive Preschool Education Environment Look Like? An inclusive educational environment does not look much different from any other school environment. Children of all abilities may attend. However, it will provide additional support to ensure all students can participate in the program. Features may include: Offering multiple ways to play with toys and engage in activities Making the facility more accessible by providing ramps, accessible restrooms, and elevators, and removing heavy doors Ensuring there are learning resources for students who are deaf or

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Social Skills Development

Social Skills Development: Nurturing Friendships in Early Childhood

Social skills are a crucial aspect of childhood development. They help children communicate effectively to build and maintain strong relationships with friends, clients, and colleagues. There are several things parents, teachers, and guardians can do to enforce positive social skills at an early age. They can nurture relationships to encourage growth.  Here are some recommendations. Encourage Communication Encourage children to communicate with others. Teach them to express themselves through their words and actions. Lead by example to show them the appropriate ways to interact with others. Sharing is Essential Sharing will help children develop empathy and consideration. It will teach a child about pooling resources and cooperation.  Encourage children to share their toys with their friends or engage them in a nonprofit experience where they share or donate toys and necessities with needy individuals. These valuable life lessons will guide them in the right direction. Empathy Development is Crucial Children

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Educational Activities for Kids

Fun and Educational Activities for Kids: Bringing Home Learning

School is only one way to educate your child. Several educational and fun at-home activities will help expand their horizons. These activities can cater to various age groups and interests. Here are some activity suggestions that will encourage learning beyond school hours. Sunflower Word Creation This activity is ideal for children who are learning how to spell. Start with a brightly colored paper plate. Write the letters of the alphabet along its rim. Take a sturdy piece of paper, such as cardstock. The paper must be larger than the plate. Cut it into a circle. Cut the edges into ‘petals’. Write two-letter combinations that are easy to make into words, such as ‘an’ and ‘at’. Fasten the paper to the plate using a pipe cleaner or a similar instrument that allows your child to rotate the paper behind the plate. Allow your child to rotate the paper to make word

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early education

The Role of Early Education in Shaping a Child’s Future: What Parents Need to Know

Education plays a critical role in childhood development. It is crucial throughout childhood, but experts believe the lessons the child learns early on are most influential on the child’s future.  It helps them improve brain development, academic performance, and social and emotional skills. Early education allows them to build brighter futures.  This article will discuss early education and its implications for future growth. What is Early Education? Early education refers to the lessons a child learns from birth to 12 years old. It encompasses the theories and methodologies that serve as the foundation for future development. It recognizes the rapid brain development that happens during these critical years. Young children’s brains develop at a rapid pace. They form neural connections that affect their language skills, cognitive performance, and social and emotional connections. Parents and educators must provide stimulating activities during these early years to ensure healthy development.  Benefits of Early

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