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Child's Play

Published:Monday | May 4, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Having children interact outside of the school setting teaches them how to interact in defferent settings.
Pink is a little girls best friend.
Stripes are everywhere - bold, fine, horizontal or vertical. Pair a striped tank or t-shirt with colourful shorts and accent with a bright blue sunglasses for a sporty look.
Don’t forget the accessories: Accessories are a creative and inexpensive way to spruce up your child’s look. From neon coloured sunglasses, to colourful multi-stacked bracelets, accessories allow your child to express their imaginative side, and inject personality into their outfits.
Flower Power Floral prints will always be around because nothing says 'girly' more than flowers. Available in a variety of colours, you’ll appreciate them for the instant femininity and freshness they add to your little girl’s look. Add ballet flats with a floral dress for a simple chic effect.
Bold colours are a playful way to add a boost of energy to your child’s outfit and spirit.
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The opportunity to begin bonding with a child happens when you hold them in your arms for the very first time. From then on, you are responsible for ensuring that every relationship they create is healthy.

The bonds a child creates with parents, family, children their own age, and other adults, are fundamental to their development. Children are not born with pre-developed social skills, so parents have to take an active role in preparing them to interact successfully with their peers. The best way to teach a child is by example. If a child sees the parents interacting and being kind, they will be more likely to follow suit. It helps the child to forge basic trust and the self-confidence necessary to go out and meet others, with a firm foundation on which they can develop positive social skills such as sharing, settling disputes, and respecting the needs of others.

Children develop much of their social skills by interacting with others starting at pre-school. But outside of this environment, here are some things you can do to make sure you children grow up to be confident, kind, and caring individuals.

 

Interaction

 

All children need opportunities to mingle with other children of similar age, so invite other children over to play and interact with your child. They will learn to form friendships. This also helps them relate to children of different backgrounds.

- Invite other children to parks or to the beach with your child. This will teach them how to interact with children outside of a school setting.

- Individuality and self confidence. A very important part of a child's development is teaching them independence and confidence. This begins at home. One way to foster your child's individuality, is to allow your child to dress themselves. This teaches them confidence and helps them to develop their individual identity.

- Praise things they have done by themselves. Don't point it out if they put the clothes on wrong.They will soon realise it's on wrong, and you can show them the right way without them feeling that they failed.

- Forget perfection. They won't get things right the first time, so use the opportunity to show them the right way. For example, if they spill juice, show them how to clean up the spill.

 

SHOOT CREDITS

 

Creative director

Stylist Natalia Oh

Photography:

Miranda Simpson

Models:

Dax Green

Daxon Pinnock

Adeah Pinnock

Matthew Foster

Katherine McClymont

Isabel Chang

Thandie Sampson

Rylan Sampson

Clothing, shoes and accessories: Maxie Department Stores

www.maxiestores.com

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