Helpful articles on parenting and child development.
These helpful articles are written by experts in early childhood and pre-school learning to offer you support as your child grows and develops. Find out more about your child’s growing independence, how they find out about and understand the world around them, and along the way enjoy being creative and physical, discovering words and numbers. Each article offers links to related CBeebies programmes and online activities, giving you ways to extend the experience and learning opportunity for your child.
Young children are naturally active and sitting still is difficult for them. It is also not good for their all-round development.
It’s never too early to start sharing books with children. You don’t have to wait until they can turn the pages or begin to talk.
How can parents and teachers work together to help children’s early learning and development?
Dip your toe in the pool! Start swimming with your child to build strength and stamina and improve their posture and balance.
Help your child learn to write by encouraging 'mark making' with scribbles and patterns.
How parents and carers can support their children with change.
Everything parents need to know about numeracy development from ages 0-6 with fun activities you can build into everyday life and play.
Young children experience their world as an environment of relationships, and these relationships can affect many aspects of their development.
Children love to get mucky in the garden and explore the nature around them.
Whether it’s a cat, dog or hamster; caring for an animal can provide a valuable life experience for your child as well as helping them to develop a sense of responsibility.
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