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What can I do to help my child's development?

Your child will need a lot of support and encouragement when he starts school. As he settles into school, he may begin to realise that he can’t do something other kids in his class can, such as kicking a ball or tying his shoelace.
Help him to feel good about himself by focusing on what he is good at such as counting or finishing a jigsaw puzzle.It’s a good idea to make sure that at this age you spend some special time together especially if there are other younger siblings that might be detracting some of their attention. This time together will help your child grow in confidence and also encourage them to tell you if there is ever anything troubling them at school.
Another great way to support your child is to provide them with a range of different play options. These can be anything from providing clothes to dress up, puppets to act with, and objects to sort, paints and clay to create with.
It’s important that you take the time to make reading a habit with your child.  Read a story together before bed and whenever you get the chance, pull out a book, even if you only have time to read a few pages.

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You mightn’t be aware of it but from the moment your child is born, he is paying attention to what you do and say.
Positive attention, reactions and responses from parents and other important grown-ups help children build a picture of how valued they are.
There are always opportunities to give your child positive attention in your everyday interactions together.
Your five-year-old will need your support and encouragement especially when he starts school.
Learning to dress will require plenty of patience, persistence and practice from both you and your child.
Make a variety of playthings available to your child to help get him away from TV or computer screens. 



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