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Parents can help their children to achieve!

Almost half of parents risk condemning their children to a life of underachievement by underestimating how much they should be learning as toddlers, a leading charity has warned. Research by Save The Children suggests that hundreds of thousand adults hold harmfully low expectations for their child’s early learning. Children need properly structured “brain time” during play. The early years of a child’s life is a “lightbulb moment” in which essential language and communication skills are learnt, potentially shaping the course of their whole life. Many of those who start school behind their peers stay behind, despite the interventions in schools. Prof Torsten Baldeweg, a neuroscientist at university College London’s Institute of Child Health said: “Why is it important to stimulate children before they go to school? It is precisely this period where we have explosive brain growth, where most of the connections in the brain are formed. We need impute to maintain them for the rest of our lives and we know that if these connections are not formed they, to variable degrees, will suffer lodger term consequences to their physical cognitive, but also emotional development” Friendship Society offers early years development groups in Erith -Sunday 10.00 – 12.00, Eltham – Wednesday 10.00 – 11.00, Greenwich – Friday 10.30 – 11.30 and Newham Saturday 10.00 – 12.00Puppet theaterSeptember