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Caring for your child’s health involves all the information provided here about physical and emotional development and nurturing.
Here we have focused on some specific areas of physical development that require special attention including hearing, vision, teeth, and brain, as well as active living tips.
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One great way you can keep your preschooler healthy is to encourage and model active living. By making regular physical activity a part of your day together, you are ensuring your child will continue this healthy habit for the rest of her life.
Your preschooler’s brain is still developing and will continue to grow rapidly until he enters school. You can influence the healthy development of his brain through nurturing actions, lots of play and exploration, and reading to him as often as you can.
the outside world shapes the brain’s wiring the outside world is experienced through the senses - seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting - enabling the brain to create or modify connections
(Source: Canadian Institute of Child Health)
Hearing is very important to a child’s speech development and learning. Early identification of hearing difficulties is very important. See your doctor or public health nurse if you suspect your child may be having problems hearing.
make regular visits to your doctor or public health nurse observe your child’s ability to speak and respond to sounds in a variety of atmospheres
talk and listen to your toddler singing and listening to music helps your child improve and refine their hearing read to your child as often as possible
Your preschooler should now be developing depth perception and improving hand-eye co-ordination.
#203 - 2000 Island Hwy