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Sleep better with 5 tips by our in house child psychologist!

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Sleep ‘enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite.’ I learned about the importance of resting well when my college roommate at Sarah Lawrence took a course with Professor Meghan Jablonksi on the Psychology of Sleep and Health. […]

THE STORY BEHIND SKILLMATICS’ GLOBAL PRESENCE

DHVANIL SHETH

Skillmatics is a direct-to-consumer brand that develops innovative educational products and games designed to help children build core skills, ranging from math and language to science and logic through systematic play! Skillmatics is building a new age business model to disrupt a $100 billion global toy industry. The company has a vertically integrated supply chain […]

How to Parent When Your Child has ADHD – 10 Tips:

ADHD

An Overview Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the mostly commonly diagnosed mental condition for children. Symptoms include: self-focused behaviour, interrupting, troubling waiting their turn, emotional upheaval, fidgeting, problems playing quietly, unfinished tasks and a lack of focus, forgetfulness, etc. Children with ADHD struggle to control impulsive behaviours. Typically, parents will opt for combined behavioural […]

Learning Styles & Advice for Different Learners

An overview Learning styles for each child are very different. Through this blog we will go through learning styles and how think are linked to a child’s intelligence. When I first learned about Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, I felt a great sense of relief. Intelligence is often limited in its definition. People are […]

Help Your Kids Say Goodbye to Boredom

An Overview The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines “bored” as ‘feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.’ Given the pace at which life is moving today there are scarce opportunities for boredom. Unmistakably, life has slowed down considerably since the lockdown. That being said, those who have […]

Cooking for or with Children – 10 resources you need!

An Overview: Perhaps you feel as if you can’t cook and recipes never turn out right? Or you’ve been cooking and your kid loves to help but you need help facilitating this? Either way, we have a guide that covers parents and children beginning to cook, intermediate level cooks and resources for more advanced cooking! […]

DIY Projects – Maximize Creativity at Home

Maximize Your Child’s Creativity at Home With quarantine and children at home due to the lockdown, free time has multiplied for your little ones! DIY (Do it yourself) projects are a great way to keep them occupied, for hours at a stretch and gives them the opportunity to maximise their creativity while at home. These […]

“Skill-building during Coronavirus” discussed

How do children build skills right now?  Skill-building helps children actively participate at school, at home and as a member of their community. Typically characterized by social skills or logical/reasoning abilities, children can vastly benefit from skill-building during their early years. One of the best ways to do this is through play! Play helps parents […]

Anxiety in Parents and Kids

The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as ‘an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.’ The Mayo clinic which was voted the #1 hospital in the United States, describes the following symptoms of anxiety (see more here for types of anxiety disorders) – Feeling nervous, restless […]

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