Monthly Archives: February 2012

Disorganised Mummy = Disorganised Baby

Feb 27th, 2012

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This is frequently the scenario in my experience of early childhood care when a mother isn’t sufficiently connected with her baby from his earliest days. ‘Bonding’ is often used to describe the connection that mother and baby ought to have and many mothers use the term. However, I don’t always see the mutual bonding that […]

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Receptive Language + Trust + Continuity Of Quality Care

Feb 25th, 2012

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Receptive language, trust and continuity of quality care are three of the critical building blocks in the first year of life. If the childcare you give or pay for is of a high quality the other two ought to fall into place. The neurotypical development of any one building block doesn’t happen without the presence […]

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OK - We Love To Watch NCIS On CBS!

Feb 21st, 2012

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My husband and I really enjoy watching NCIS together, a simple pleasure born of the days when we were very dependent on staying at home and watching television as our main source of entertainment. Somehow in the past few years we’ve become attached to the cast of characters who’ve permeated the show over its nine […]

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Music As A Therapeutic Medium For All Ages

Feb 10th, 2012

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I now believe that if we teachers and parents of babies and young children began playing the music we love and the music that makes us truly happy we could develop a lifetime passion for music in those children. I am assuming of course that the music you really love is tuneful and has an […]

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‘Make Something You Love’

Feb 2nd, 2012

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This is the trademark phrase of Brooklyn Beta, a conference held in Brooklyn, NY each October. 2012 will be its third year. The phrase refers to the apps and web designs the majority of attendees spend their days creating. Some are just creating for clients but are still striving to affect the world in more […]

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Music As Therapy

Feb 1st, 2012

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As adults some of us use music as our therapy. If we are lucky it is a daily occurrence, no matter if it’s playing an instrument, listening to a favourite CD or singing alone in the car (my preference!). It is intensely personal. I do not always find the music my husband plays in our […]

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