Learn Social Skills Through Picture Books

Picture books provide a wonderful opportunity for learning and exploring concepts, especially to help children learn about social skills and build on their character strengths. By using picture books in this way, it takes the direct pressure off your child and helps them to see things from other perspectives. Here are my top books picks ...
Using Your ‘Magic Words’ AKA Manners

I am sure you have come across someone asking a child for the ‘magic word’ or as we adults call it, please or thank you. However, these basic manners aren’t magic, and by referring to them as ‘magic words’ children are associating that when saying them, they will magically work get what they want. Please, ...
What is This Reggio Thing Really About?

More and more nursery’s and schools are labelling themselves as ‘Reggio’ or base their philosophy on the Reggio Approach. Whilst this all sounds exciting and wonderful; do you really understand what it means? Secondly, is what they’re calling ‘Reggio’ actually accurate? Reggio Emilia is a beautiful town in Italy that wanted a progressive and cooperative ...
Tummy Time – What, Why, When and How?

Did you know that tummy time is really important for all babies and something that can impact their lives in the long term? What? Tummy time refers to the intentional time that your baby spends lying on their tummy facing the ground. Please note that tummy time is not safe practice if your baby is ...