Tips on getting back into school routine
Nibras International School’s Assistant Principal Karen Robinson shares a few tips on preparing students to resume school.
It is essential to ensure that children are healthy and fit when they go back to school, so that they can begin the year on a positive note.
Check for vaccinations, dental and eye tests.
Preparing the little ones for nursery
Leaving your toddler at nursery can be stressful for both child and parent, but tensions can be eased with a few weeks preparation.
Manager of Aspin Nursery, Deborah Batt, advises parents to prepare younger children heading off to school or nursery for the first time by getting them to socialise and giving them a little bit of independence.
“Encourage your child to socialise w
Daycare won't make your toddler aggressive
New York: If the thought of sending your toddler to daycare is bothering you, a new study can help you breathe a sigh of relief.
Researchers have found that the amount of time children spend in daycare has little impact on aggressive behaviour.
"From a public perspective, our findings are important because they should help ease parents' fears about the potential harms
A father's role in a child's life is about more than paying the bills
Sigmund Freud said that the strongest need in childhood was for a father’s protection. This may sound controversial to some but science has proven it to be true.
Countless studies show the importance of the father’s role in early childhood and it is now considered to be an important factor in a child’s overall social competence, social initiative, social maturity and the
Doctor's orders: Read to your child
Medical professionals have been roped in to promote shared reading between parents and children.
“As parents talk and read to their children, existing links among brain cells are strengthened and new links are formed,” said Dr Maha Al Fahim, who spearheaded the project as part of an early childhood development fellowship programme. The programme marks the collaboration between
Teach your child through your own actions
When we become parents we forget that we are also children. Children raised with a certain set of values and beliefs that have made us who we are. We are all the products of our upbringing, our experiences, our beliefs, our values and what we make of all these combined elements.
The same reason when we go to see a doctor he asks us our history with regards to any ailments that our p
Free app teaching children how to read is launched in UAE
A free app which teaches children how to read by writing is being launched in the UAE.
Write Reader encourages youngsters, aged between three and 10, to write to help the process of learning to read.
First introduced in Denmark, the app is being used at 700 schools out of 1,600 schools in the country to teach the English language.
Asim Ikram, the CEO of Neo Robotics,in Dubai,
Temporary rules at school in Dubai but why?
“Mom we have new rules in school just for four days!”… that’s what my seven-year- old boy told me the moment he stepped out of the bus.
They were informed that KHDA will visit their school from Feb 9-12 and these are the “temporary” rules:
1. Do not bring big school bags, use a backpack. Leave your books at home.
Have you ever wondered...
Why does your child cry every morning while going to the nursery?
Why does he not interact with his peers in class?
Why does he not participate in class activities?
The questions are endless. But the answer is ONE...
Your child is in an environment YOU have chosen, and not the one HE/SHE would like to be or on that fulfills his needs an
Stiff penalties for erring school clinics
DUBAI The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has warned stringent action will be taken against private school clinics that do not abide by a new set of health regulations.
Dr Layla Al Marzouqi, Acting Director of DHA’s Health Regulation Department, told XPRESS that the penalties would vary with the nature of the violation, with hiring of unlicensed health care professionals inviting fines
UAE child protection initiative targets nursery staff
The Ministry of the Interior (MoI) and the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) will jointly launch an initiative on Monday to identify child abuse and the appropriate response process.
The initiative will be promoted at a three-day event to be held at the Police Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.
Targeting teachers and some 250 supervisors of nurseries across the UAE, the initiative is aimed