Ways to promote social and emotional health in young children

Ways to Promote Social and Emotional Health in Preschoolers

As parents of young children, one thing most of us are unprepared for is how to deal with the evolving emotional demands of these little people with big personalities. Every time we think we have all of it figured out, … Continue Reading

How to have the COVID conversation with kids

Having the COVID Conversation With Kids

It’s almost a year since COVID threw the curveball at us. Although we’ve all developed our own coping mechanisms to get on with the virus among us, we know there are times when we feel fatigued by it all. So, … Continue Reading

How to help preschoolers adapt to the new normal

How to Help Preschoolers Adapt to the New Normal

Social distancing. Regular handwashing. Sanitising. While we, as adults, still find it hard to get used to the new way of life, we can hardly blame the little ones for their occasional missteps. But unfortunately, we are at a point … Continue Reading

Managing hay fever in pre-schoolers

Managing Hay Fever in Preschoolers

Probably many of us already know, allergies are one the most common chronic health conditions, which usually occurs when our body recognizes a harmless substance as a threat. Allergies are common in both adults and children. Hay fever or allergic … Continue Reading

Apps for busy working parents

7 Great Apps For Busy Parents

Here’s a look at a few great apps that will make life easier for busy working parents: ChoreMonster When the mention of tidy-up time suddenly brings on the yawns, the chore monster app could be just the thing that can … Continue Reading

Creative advent activities for kids

Advent Activities for EYFS

Looking to steer children away from an overdose of chocolates that come camouflaged as advent calendars? Here are some brilliant DIY ideas to add a good sprinkle of excitement and Christmas magic to advent activities this year. Advent from around … Continue Reading

How to Prevent Summer Math Loss

5 Ways to Combat Summer Math Loss

Summer math loss is real. As much as we like children to embrace the summer holidays with sheer abandon, unshackled from routine and workbooks, all the fun can come with an unintended consequence. If children are not engaged in intellectually … Continue Reading

Geocaching summer activity ideas for kids

Get the Kids Outdoors with Geocaching

For the little Jakes and Fancy Nancy Clancys who are tired of the same old paddling pools and pebble painting, here is treasure-hunt in a modern avatar. Fun, free and family-friendly, geocaching is perfect for getting the kids outdoors and … Continue Reading

The benefit of reading and why is reading so important for children

Why Should You Encourage Children to Read?

There was a time when the regal hardbound encyclopaedias, dictionaries and atlases were looked up to as supreme sources of information. They offered fascinating nuggets of wisdom, enriched our vocabulary and enlightened us with answers to mind-boggling questions. Mark Twain, … Continue Reading

Forest Kindergarten and forest school

Forest Kindergartens:  Beyond Logs, Leaves and Free Play

When Friedrich Froebel first came up with the concept of kindergarten (children’s garden), what he envisioned was an enriching environment that offered unstructured time and joy for the little minds. But as the educational landscape evolved and competition stiffened, the … Continue Reading