If play is the key to learning, the playground is your child’s best classroom
Three zany and creative ways to boost your child's learning
Learning Starts from Day 1
Your child begins learning important skills from birth.i In fact, brain development is at its peak between the ages of one to three.ii Don’t underestimate the impact you have on your child’s development as their early experiences can have a lasting effect on their learning later on.iii With a little bit of creativity, you can use your neighbourhood playground to help nurture your child’s cognitive, motor, emotional or communication skills..iv Read on to find out how you can give your child a head start and unleash their learning potential!
Get your child to select four toys from home and pit the first two in a race down the slide. Guide them to predict which will win the race based on the performance of previous races. Ideal for toddlers aged 1 to 2, this improves their motor, cognitive and communication skills. You can also use the opportunity to teach older children about gravity.
Bring different objects and try to balance them with mom and child on opposite ends of a see-saw. Great for ages 3 and above, this activity encourages younger children to think and communicate with mums to strike a balance, whilst older kids can develop their problem-solving skills.
Captain of the Universe
Improvise an obstacle course on the fly for your little one to follow. Give your child directions like "circle the swing, go down the slide and then cross the monkey bars!", to help foster their motor and cognitive skills. For older kids aged 4 and above, stretch their thinking by switching roles and encouraging them to set the tasks. The repetition not only improves their memory,iv but also builds their confidence as steps become more complex.
Reimagine your Playground
Here are three playgrounds to help unleash your child’s creativity:
Take thrill seekers to Admiralty Park, home to Singapore’s longest and tallest slides.
Encourage make-believe at an airport-themed playground at Seletar Aerospace Park.
Ease shy kids into socialising by joining them on the wide-tubed slides at Marine Cove.
Fuelling Their Potential
The right stimulation and nutrition can help unleash your child’s limitless potential. As your child gets more active, it is important to choose a diet that provides them with energy and essential nutrients. Read on to learn about Enfagrow A+ and how it will support your child’s nutritional needs.
What Is Enfagrow A+ And How Will It Support My Child’s Nutrition?
Enfagrow A+ is the number one children’s nutrition milk formula brand globally* with over 100 years of paediatric nutrition experience. Enfagrow A+ with 360° DHA PLUS is an advanced milk formula for your child's overall mental and physical development and has been scientifically formulated to help meet the recommended daily DHA intake** at every stage of your child’s growth. It contains DHA, Wellmune® Beta-Glucan, Dietary fibre (PDX) and Prebiotic (GOS). DHA is an important building block for brain and eye development for your child,*** whilst Prebiotic (GOS) promote the growth of good Bifidus bacteria to help your child maintain a healthy digestive system. Zinc and iron also help support your child’s natural defences. ****
Find out more about the Enfagrow A+ range here.
* Mead Johnson & Company claim based in part on Value Sales data reported by Nielsen for the Children Nutrition Milk Formula category across measured off-premise retail channels in 27 countries for the 12 months ending June 2017
**WHO recommends daily dietary DHA intake of 10-12mg/kg body weight for children 12-24 months or 100-150mg DHA+EPA for children 2 years old and above. Reference: FAO 2010. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition. Report of an expert consultation. FAO Food and Nutrition Paper no. 91. FAO: Rome. Enfagrow currently contains 50mg of DHA per daily intake.
***This nutrient function claim only applies to products for young children up to 3 years of age.
**** This nutrient function claim only applies to products for young children up to 6 years of age.
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