Understanding the Value of Play

The definition of play differs greatly depending on who you talk too, as a passionate educator I see play as a way of learning, growing and exploring – an invaluable part of childhood and the most effective method of learning for children (even in the first years of primary school). Play encompasses children’s language, children’s ...
Instead of “Don’t Cry” Why Not Try…

Feelings are an essential part of everyday life when a child is upset and hears “don’t cry” from an adult, it translates into ‘it is not okay to feel’ in a child’s mind, even when the tears are caused by something trivial or something that you deem to be unnecessary. Children need to know that ...
The Toys that Everyone Should Have at Home

There are a few basic things that should be in every house. One of those things are toys that are open-ended, flexible and able to adapt as children grow and learn. All of these suggested toys have an educational benefit or will help your child to develop specific skills needed for later life. Favourite toys ...
Barefoot Babes, Support Brain Development by Ditching Shoes!

Did you know that young children have around 200,000 nerve endings in the sole of one foot alone? By allowing your baby, toddler and pre-schooler to spend time barefoot in different environments, you are helping their brain to develop. As your child’s feet feel different textures, they are building their brains sensory awareness, which leads ...