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

History of Kindergarten

Kindergarten: The Story Behind

To many, kindergarten is an American version of a preschool or nursery, but with a strange German name. Did you know kindergarten has its origins in Germany and was founded nearly two centuries ago as the first organised system of … Continue Reading

Tips for encouraging curiosity in children

The Importance of Encouraging Curiosity in Children

From clever quips and brilliant observations to a barrage of questions that catch you off guard, curiosity in children can come dressed in many fascinating guises. Some of them might leave you agape with wonder while some test your patience … Continue Reading

Teaching Mastery Motivation or Persistence to Preschoolers

How to Teach Persistence to Preschoolers

‘Tis a lesson you should heed – Try, try again; If at first you don’t succeed, Try, try again. Then your courage should appear; For, if you will persevere You will conquer, never fear Try, try again. –William Hickson   … Continue Reading