JOCELYN LAUREL

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Why playtime is just as important as school time Today’s parents have put such a premium on academic learning that sometimes, they neglect a child’s need to play. Play is a crucial and significant part of a child’s development. It builds physical skills (balance, agility, strength, coordination), cognitive and language…

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In an age where living is highly organized and where society seems to make a lot of demands on both adults and children, it seems right to provide the young with skills and experiences as soon as possible, in order that they may be equipped in the best possible way…

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While many of us focus on the basics of letter and number recognition or reading skills, kindergarten readiness covers more than a few isolated skills. We need to look at the child as a whole, with all the skills and strengths each child has developed that makes him/her unique. For…

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One of the biggest transitions every child will go through is moving from preschool to big school. Ideally, this should not cause stress on the child or on the family—transitions should be smooth and effortless. However, this is always the case for many young children nowadays. Some children, at a…

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Since the implementation of the K to 12 program by the Department of Education and the subsequent passing of Republic Act No. 10157, also known as the of Kindergarten Education Act, it has become mandatory for all children, in both public and private sectors to attend kindergarten by the age…

DENGUE, TYPHOID FEVER, CHOLERA, LEPTOSPIROSIS

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Continuing on the topic of illnesses associated with the rainy season, here are four more of them that pose serious health threats, as listed by the Department of Health (DOH). Dengue fever Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus, and is most common during the rainy season.…

COUGHS, COLDS AND STOMACH FLU

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With the rainy season upon us, we expect that many children will be exposed to cough and colds both inside and outside the school. A cough and/or cold virus is easily transferred among children, considering that they are not yet conscious of hygienic measures that need to be taken to…

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Developing self-esteem in young children Most parents want their children to have a healthy sense of self-esteem. That desire can also be seen in education where schools include self-esteem among their goals. Many observers believe that low self-esteem lies at the bottom of many of our society’s problems. But what…

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Every 3rd Sunday in June, families pay tribute to fathers by giving them the royal treatment. For most of just, the past June 19 was spent taking him out to lunch or dinner, cooking his favorite meal, or simply sending him a text message filled with emojis. But after dear…

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