Mastering the Pencil Grip

While we start to focus on our child’s printing skills around kindergarten, the truth is, children need to master a number of fine motor skills before forming those first squiggly letters. The first check in making sure your child’s fine motor skills are developing is to test their pincher grip. Can your one-year-old pick up a small piece of food with …

Preparing your Child for High School

Entering high school is a rite of passage that all teenagers experience. As your primary student graduates and prepares for the next stage in their educational career, they will encounter many changes to their studies. Along with changes in their class content and structure, comes additional responsibilities and distractions.  With this transition your child will encounter new experiences and will require …

Ages and Stages of Numeracy Development

Believe it or not, the babies shown in the photo above have already begun developing a range of mathematical behaviours from birth which will support their numeracy development before the first formal year of schooling. Here are the ages and stages of numeracy development. Newborn to 4 months old Can tell the difference between a picture of two dots and …