Dr Leonaura Rhodes

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Toddler Communication Skills: 2 to 4 years Language development explodes from between the ages of two and four, as their vocabulary, understanding and communication skills flourish. These skills are an essential foundation for how they will interacting with others and they significantly impact cognitive, social and emotional...
Vision and Fine Motor Skills Development 2 years - 4 years This is a fun age for children and parents alike. Rapidly advancing cognitive and fine motor skills allow your child to engage in a wide variety of activities and games. Fine motor skills (small muscles in the hands, fingers and thumbs), are crucial for play, writing,...
Toddler Milestones: Gross Motor Skills 2 - 4 years By the age of 2 your child will be very mobile and getting into all sorts of mischief. As she transitions between toddler and preschooler she will refine her skills, and develop new more advanced ones, such as skipping and hopping. As with other areas of development there is a...
Welcome to Toddlerhood: Social and Emotional Development 12 - 24 months Your toddler’s social and emotional development will form the foundation of how she will  develop relationships, express emotions and cope with change and adversity in later life. In her second year of life her awareness of herself and the outside world...
Welcome to Toddlerhood: Cognitive Development 12 - 24 months As your child approaches her first birthday, her cognitive skills are still very basic. In the second year of life brain development is rapid, as she begins to interact more with the outside world. As she develops through childhood and into adulthood her cognitive...
Welcome to Toddlerhood: Communication 12 - 24 months It’s a wonderful feeling when your baby begins to communicate with you. The first time they say “mamma” or “dada” is cause for much celebration. The skills your baby learns in the first two years of life lay an important foundation for a lifetime of communication and...
Welcome to Toddlerhood: Gross Motor Skill Development 12 - 24 months By her first birthday your child will have already reached many milestones on the way to walking: rolling, sitting, crawling, creeping, standing and maybe even cruising around the furniture or walking holding on with one hand. Her muscles have grown and become...
Welcome to Toddlerhood: Vision and Fine Motor Skills Development 12 - 24 months Have you ever cut or burnt your index finger or thumb, on your dominant hand, and had to wear a Band-Aid? If so you’ll know how important fine motor skills are for doing the simplest of tasks, from doing up a button, to using scissors, through to...

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