Sunday, February 10, 2019

UAE National Anthem

Arabic Song
UmmiRabbatu Baitin

To listen to the song of the week for our Babies, kindly click on the link below:
Twinkle, Twinkle

To listen to the song of the week for our Playgroup I, kindly click on the link below:
Baa, Baa Black Sheep

To listen to the song of the week for our Playgroup II, kindly click on the link below:
Old McDonald Had A Farm

To listen to the song of the week for our Foundation Year, kindly click on the link below:
I Want A Pet


Babies can feel interest, distress, disgust, and happiness from birth, and can communicate these through facial expressions and body posture. However, during this time babies are learning not only how to show their own feelings, but also how to notice others' feelings. Around age 4 months, infants can begin distinguishing the different emotional expressions of others. Later, around age 6 months, babies begin to mimic the emotions and expressions they see in others. Babies' understanding of others' emotions grows as well. Around age 12 months, babies become aware of not only other peoples' expressions but also their actual emotional states, especially distress. They're beginning to make the connection that expressions match an inside feeling. It's interesting to note some babies begin to exhibit jealousy at the end of this first year, around age 12 months.

Between the ages of 13 and 18 months, babies may also use transitional objects such as stuffed animals or blankets to soothe and comfort themselves when the caretaker is not there. Toddlers usually enter another emotionally rocky time between the ages of 15 to 18 months. During this time, they can be fretful and easily frustrated, and may throw temper tantrums to demonstrate this emotionality. Toddlers often come out of those "Terrible Twos" around age 21 months, and become less fretful and more relaxed. Also during this time, toddlers may show signs of self-consciousness when doing certain tasks or trying new situations, looking for caretaker approval.


By age 2, toddlers can show a wide range of emotions and are becoming better at regulating and coping with their emotions. In fact, by this age, toddlers can even fake some emotions in order to get what they want. They know that if they fall and show behaviors of being hurt (even if they aren't hurt), they will get attention. However, they will often still become upset at situations that disrupt their sense of control or alter their normal routine. Also around their second birthday, genuine empathy appears. They become capable of recognizing when they've hurt someone somehow, and capable of apologizing.

Three-year-olds are an interesting mix of independent, playful and fearful. By the end of their fourth year, most 3-year-olds do these things:
  • Be interested—although hesitant—about going new places and trying new things
  • Start to play with children (as opposed to only playing side-by-side)
  • Start being able to comfort and show concern for an unhappy friend without prompting
  • Take turns while playing (even if they don’t like to)
  • Play “real life” with toys like play kitchens
  • Start finding simple ways to solve arguments and disagreements
  • Show (but may be not name) a variety of emotions beyond happy, sad and mad
  • By the end of the fourth year, kids are usually asking many “why” questions.
  • Before the fourth birthday, kids typically speak well enough that unfamiliar people can understand most of what they say.