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Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids
Issue 59 | March 2019
Child's Healthy Media Diet

In a study investigating online behaviours in 2017, it was found that 8-12-year-olds in Singapore spend an average of 35 hours in front of digital screens for entertainment alone, which was 3 hours more than the global average.

Child's Healthy Media Diet 48% of the children had their own personal mobile phones, and spent an average of about 6.5 hours a day. This number is quite alarming, given that it is about the same number of hours that they are in school.

Digital media itself is not dangerous for young people; however, its impact depends on when, how much, and to which content children are exposed to. Thus, as parents, it is important to set the boundaries and guidelines for your children as early as possible.

Events and Happenings
After School Care Program
After School Care Program
The After School Program (ASP) is designed to care for the students in our safe and comfortable environment after their attendance in EIP. Students will be able to rest, learn and play in a controlled and familiar setting allowing parents ease of mind about their child’s welfare and progress in a day care setting.
Speech & Language
Extended Early Intervention Program
Extended Early Intervention Program
The Extended Early Intervention Program (EEIP) is designed for increased intensity of early intervention for the student. Students will receive more contact time in group therapy and have more opportunities to practice and generalize skills learnt in various settings.
Speech & Language
Dynamics Toddler Program
Dynamics Toddlers Program (DTP)
Our program is designed to prepare the toddlers for playgroup setting and addresses the developmental needs of the child individually.
Speech & Language
 
Tips

The American Academy of Paediatrics has made some evidence based recommendations for children's and adolescents media use.

Child's Healthy Media Diet

Children younger than 18 to 24 months

  • Avoid digital media use, except for video-chatting.

Children between 18 to 24 months

  • Co-view and choose high-quality programming.

Children between 2 to 5 years of age

  • Limit screen use to 1 hour per day of high-quality programming.
  • Co-view with your children and help them apply what they learn to the world around them.
  • Avoid fast-paced programs and apps with lots of violent or distracting content.
  • Avoid using media as the only way to calm your child.
  • Use apps together with your child and ask the child what he or she thinks about the app.
  • Keep bedrooms, mealtimes, and parent–child playtimes screen free for children and parents.
  • No screens 1 hour before bedtime and remove devices from bedrooms before bed.

School Age Children

  • Discuss what media behaviors are appropriate for each child or teenager.
  • Place consistent limits on hours per day of media use.
  • Engage in selecting and co-viewing media together with your child so that they learn what are appropriate sources of media.
  • Discourage entertainment media while doing homework.
  • Designate media-free times together (eg, family dinner) and media-free locations (eg, bedrooms) in homes.
  • Children should not sleep with any devices in their bedrooms - these include TVs, computers, and smartphones.
  • Promote activities that are likely to facilitate development and health, including activities such as reading, teaching, talking, and playing together.
  • Discuss issues regarding online safety such as avoiding cyberbullying and sexting, being wary of online solicitation, and avoiding communications that can compromise personal privacy and safety.
  • Actively develop a network of trusted adults (eg, aunts, uncles, coaches, etc) who can engage with children through social media and to whom children can turn when they encounter challenges.

*Adapted from www.aap.org

Our Partners
As a Dynamics Kids Club member, you get to enjoy privileges across various partners listed here.
Dynamics Kids club annual membership programme can be obtained at the beginning of each year after purchasing a therapy session or package with Dynamics. Featured below are some of the new members of our club and their corresponding promotions.
Uma Uma Ramen
Uma Uma Ramen

10% Off total bill.

The T&C's are as follows:
  • Available daily, excluding public holidays.
  • Valid from now to 31 December 2019.
  • Valid at Uma Uma Ramen, 583 Orchard Road, #01-41, Forum The Shopping Mall, S 238884.
  • Not valid with other existing promotions, discounts, set menus or offers.
  • Limited for use by one associate per transaction - no splitting of bill.
  • Dynamics Staff pass or Kids Club membership card to be presented in order to enjoy this offer.
  • The parent company, Iki Concepts, reserves the rights to change or amend the terms and conditions without prior notice.
Cosmo Restaurant and Wine Bar
Ega Juice Clinic

One Power Shot free (worth $5.50) on purchase of any juice/non dairy milk.

The T&C's are as follows:
  • Applicable for in store purchases only.
  • Offer valid till December 2019.
  • Dynamic Staff pass or Kids Club membership to be presented in order to enjoy this offer.
Physiofocus
Physiofocus

20% Off on initial consultation.

The T&C's are as follows:
  • Valid for first time consultations only.
  • Dynamics Kids Club membership card must be provided in order to avail discount.
Our Affiliates

Dynamics Therapy Centre for Kids is affiliated with:

Dynamics Speech

Dynamics Success Centre

Edunamics

Dynamics Psychological Practice

Early Intervention Programme

We have a large team of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists,
educational therapists, psychologists, teachers & all supported by our administration team.
You can be assured that at Dynamics you only get the best, from the best!


Please contact for more information details at 6734 2634 | 6100 9235 or email inquiry@dynamics.com.sg
 
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