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Elimination communication: fact file

Elimination communication defined Elimination communication is one term for the practice of learning to recognise a baby’s cues for weeing and pooing, and supporting them

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Top tips for calm baby swimming

Taking your baby swimming can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. You want your baby to enjoy the experience so staying calm matters. Here are Clare’s

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Object play: fact file

Object play Along with other special patterns of play, the curiosity about and playing with “objects” is a pervasive innately fun pattern of play, and

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Imaginative play: fact file

What is imaginative play? The ability of the young child to create their own sense of their mind, and that of others, takes place through

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Action play: fact file

What is action play? If you don’t understand human movement, you won’t really understand yourself or play. If you do, you will reap the benefits

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Social play: fact file

What is social play? From the simplest romp and wrestling of young animals to the most jocular and complex banter of close friends, social play

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Together play: fact file

What is together play? When an infant makes eye contact with her mother, each experiences a spontaneous surge of emotion (joy). The baby responds with

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Narrative play: fact file

Narrative play Storytelling, the way most kids love to learn, is, when under the play microscope, identified as the unit of human intelligibility. Making sense

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