What are phonics and how can I help my child learn them?

As your child starts school (or during preschool), you’ll hear phonics come up in relation to learning English, reading, writing, speaking and alphabet knowledge. However, do you know what phonics are and their importance? Do you know how to help your child develop their awareness of phonics? Do you know how they fit into a ...
The best outdoor games and toys for kids.

As we start looking forward to the end of the hot summer months, we can start to get excited about the outdoor fun and activities to come. Playing outside is so important for the whole family, not only does fresh air and sunshine do wonders for your body but it also helps to develop different ...
Why is Tummy Time important for babies?

Tummy time is crucial for all babies and an important step in babies developing the proper motor skills and muscle strength needed for crawling, moving and growing up. Tummy time helps: -  Develop back, neck and core strength -  Helps to prevent the flat head syndrome -  Babies explore movement in new ways -  Exposure ...
10 Tips to break the gender stereotypes!

The world is constantly shouting messages at children that ‘this is what girls do’ and ‘this is what boys do’. Whilst this is so common and seen in shopping centres, advertising, films and society; it doesn’t mean that it is okay or healthy for your child’s development.  Breaking gender-based stereotypes promotes equality in the skills ...
8 Arts and Crafts Activities to try at home!

Creative expression is so important for children as they grow and learn. It allows them to express their ideas in different ways and to explore their senses. It’s important to offer your child the chance to be creative through arts and craft at home, this shows that you value their creative ideas and views. My ...
Aloe Vera and its many benefits

We are fortunate that we live in a part of the world that is ideal for growing healthy aloe-vera plants. They are incredibly easy to grow and take care of, and they have so many incredible benefits for our bodies. They really are a magical plant. You might be most familiar with Aloe Vera in ...
15 Crazy Hair Day ideas

One of my favourite special days at school is ‘Crazy Hair Day’, I am always blown away by how creative some of the ideas are and how nifty some parents are. Some ideas take a lot of preparation and time and others can be whipped up the night before – there’s an idea out there ...
8 Reasons why sleep is so important for kids.

Children lead very busy lives and are pretty active during the day (both physically and mentally); they are also growing and developing more and more every day. All of this means that sleep is crucial for every child every night.  While I am sure you would agree that it’s important for children to get enough ...