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Parenting Styles and Their Influence on Child Development

By NDFAuthors on 2nd Aug 2022

A note from the author: It should be recognized that many caregivers, while perhaps not the biological parents of the…

Early Childhood Development

The Benefits of Childhood Friendship for Early Childhood Development

By Kristina Lalova on 29th Jul 2022

In this blog post, we will explore five benefits of allowing children to be their true selves and to express…

Early Childhood Development

12 Suggestions for Sensory Play

By NDFAuthors on 21st Jul 2022

Sensory play has an important role in development. Already in the mother’s womb, the child begins to develop certain senses….

Early Childhood Development

How Childhood Attachment Affects a Child’s Behavior and Relationships

By Kristina Lalova on 19th Jul 2022

Attachment is the emotional connection a child forms with their primary caregiver, which is important for their cognitive, social, and…

Early Childhood Education

MOI – The Joy of Learning Multiliteracies Research and Development Programme

By NDFAdmin on 14th Jul 2022

In this blog post, we will introduce you to MOI (Monilukutaitoa opitaan ilolla), the Program for Research and Development of…

Parenting tips

A New Era of Disconnected Families & How to Consciously Raise Them

By NDFAuthors on 7th Jul 2022

As summer approaches and diaspora briefly returns home, it is normal to feel a disconnect with the family you left…

Early Childhood Development

How Coding Can Boost Kids’ Logical and Problem-Solving Skills

By NDFAuthors on 3rd Jun 2022

Coding is a skill that kids can start learning at any age, and kids can use coding as an opportunity…

Early Childhood Development

How to Raise Your Kids to Become Great Communicators

By NDFAuthors on 3rd Jun 2022

Communication is one of the most critical skills that every child needs to develop. Building on your children’s communication skills…

Early Childhood Development

Does My Child Need to See a Speech Language Pathologist? 

By NDFAuthors on 18th May 2022

This National Speech Pathology Day, let’s remember to address the thinking and communication needs of children early on and shed…


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