Topic: Toddlers

GymbaROO BabyROO article prevent mental illness in children

10% of five-year-olds show signs of mental illness. GymbaROO kids highly unlikely to be amongst them

One in ten five-year-olds show early warning signs of developing mental illness. GymbaROO kids are provided with the learning opportunities to help prevent them ending up in this category. There is now an enormous amount of research material that confirms that the experiences a child has in the first five years of life will determine how well she/he thinks and learns, how easily emotions can be controlled, and how well a child will do in life. Read more...
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Sensory tubs for babies – 5 year olds: So many learning opportunities!

Through the simple fun of exploring and play, sensory tubs provide children with opportunities to develop language, creativity, fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, laterality skills, concentration, problem solving and thinking skills. Enjoy the how and why of sensory tubs, plus ideas perfect for babies to 5 year olds. GymbaROO Read more...
Secure versus insecure bonding: Parents need to know the difference. BabyROO GymbaROO

Secure versus insecure bonding: Parents need to know the difference

Bonding usually happens instinctively between parent and baby, but loving the baby doesn’t automatically result in secure bonding. A secure bond provides the infant with an optimal foundation for life, eagerness to learn, a healthy self-awareness and trust and consideration for others. An insecure bonding relationship can lead to confusion about oneself and difficulties in learning about self and the world, as well as relating to others. Read more...
Important reasons not to ‘walk’ your baby by holding their hands. GymbaROO BabyROO

Important reasons not to walk your baby by holding their hands

Reasons why not to ‘help’ your child to walk by holding their hands or ‘finger-walking’. The skill of learning to balance upright and to take tentative first steps without your help are actually essential to your baby developing core strength, muscular control, visual-spatial orientation, timing and judging distances, coordination and postural development. Read more...