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New mothers worried about the unexpected way they feel after the birth of a baby can be reassured by advice from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Slowly, slowly, very slowly, Creeps the garden snail. Slowly, slowly, very slowly, Up the wooden rail. Quickly, quickly, very quickly, Runs the little mouse. Quickly, quickly,...
Distressed babies may be unable to regulate their own reactions. Their condition is explored by child psychotherapist Robin Balbernie.
Implementing a 'key caring' approach may seem daunting, but practitioners need to understand its benefits for everyone, explains Anne O'Connor.
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Two Little Dicky Birds, By Judith Stevens
Movement play is vital to young children's cognitive development as well as physical skills, says Anne O'Connor
What a noise! Sound out the possibilities for developing listening and speaking skills with these ideas from Alice Sharp.
Practitioners need to identify and observe young children thinking to give them opportunities to move on further, says early years consultant Marion Dowling.
Two-way exchanges between babies and adults help build up language and brain development. Anne O'Connor considers how practitioners can create more opportunities for them.
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