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 ...
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 ...
Snacks to keep on hand to avoid hangry children (and mums)

Hangry; bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger. While it might seem like a made-up word, the feeling is real. We all know the feeling you get when you are hungry, and when something does not go right, the irritation seems amplified, so imagine that for your children who often have much less patience ...
A mum’s guide on how to manage bullying at school

We all know that feeling when our beloved child comes home and says that they have been bullied, the awful pulling of your heartstrings and sometimes confusion on how to help. Sadly, bullying is something that most children will face at least once in their school life.  Bullying can look different and appear in a ...
Arts and crafts for Diwali

The UAE is home to one of the world’s largest Hindu communities outside of India, many of whom are soon to be celebrating Diwali, the festival of Lights. You will no doubt see many homes adorned with lights and pretty decorations known as Rangoli. Rangoli is an ancient Indian art form in which beautiful patterns ...
Keep them busy this midterm break!

Mid break! We know what you are thinking, it feels as though the school term has only just begun, and already it’s time to find things to keep the kids occupied. While the weather is indeed getting better, it’s still too warm to be outside for most of the day, so why not go back ...