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Read, sing, dance and funny faces: expert tips on how you can help your baby’s development through play

Read, sing, dance and funny faces: expert tips on how you can help your baby’s development through play

PLAY is how children learn about the world, explore their environments, and engage in physical activity. It’s also essential in nurturing children’s social, emotional and cognitive capabilities and is an important component of bonding with caregivers. Playtime for children is as important for their development as exercise is for adult health. Guidelines have been developed in South Africa, which closely follow international guidelines, for how much sleep, physical activity and sedentary time children should get each day from when they are born. Children under the age of two should spend as much tummy time – time spent on their tummies…
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Why do we usually sleep at night? What happens when we don’t sleep? Expert insights into this essential part of our lives

Why do we usually sleep at night? What happens when we don’t sleep? Expert insights into this essential part of our lives

SLEEP is as essential to our health as food and water. It is important to a number of brain functions, including how nerve cells communicate with each other. We sleep for a third of our lives and there are many restorative processes going on during sleep that are needed to stay healthy. Why do we usually sleep at night? What happens when we don’t sleep? On World Sleep Day, Nadine Dreyer asks a group of experts to tell us more about this essential part of our lives. Why do we need sleep and why do we sleep better at night?…
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