Lunch Boxes, How to Get it Just Right

It might seem silly to think that choosing the right lunch box is an important decision that you should give some thought too, however as a preschool teacher and a firm believer in healthy living and sustainability I have realised that it is an important choice (Read our article Why Choose Organic). So often children ...
The Importance of Reading.

Reading is a fantastic way to calm the mind and seeing as our little ones can at times be extremely active, it is particularly important to cultivate the early habit of reading. Sitting down with your children and their favourite books forces them to slow down and relax. Hugely beneficial for their cognitive development, reading […]

Are you buying the correct school bag for your child?

Yes, it’s that time of the year, back to school and the last minute running around getting all your children’s school things ready! Of course, on top of the list is choosing your child’s school bag, but how important is it, to choose the right school bag? As parents, we worry on how much weight […]

Video games and children’s safety

The main issue for parents with gaming-mad children (or just occasional dabblers) is that the devices which play games can connect to the internet and therefore can be played online. This means the same online safety rules that apply to internet use, such as social networking, should also apply to gaming ie your children should not disclose ...
Children and social networking sites

Social networking is a massive part of early 21st century culture. If we're all on Mumsnet, Facebook and Twitter all the time, how much bigger must it figure in the lives of our children, who have never known a world without it? Facebook says the minimum age for someone to start a profile is 13, ...
A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health

As a parent, it’s only natural to want the best for your kids — and there’s no doubt that laying a good foundation for their future includes caring for their overall oral health. Even before your children have teeth, you can take steps to care for their mouths. From wiping your infant’s gums with a ...
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?

Over the past years, there has been an increase in the awareness of Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), especially at schools. Many children have thus been misdiagnosed with APD due to many misconceptions and misinformation. Auditory Processing Disorder is the process in which the brain uses information that the ears have heard (ie: auditory information). Due ...
Preschool at Nursery vs School, which is better?

Your child is finally settled at nursery.  They make friends, they are happy and confident to come to nursery, they are learning and developing wonderfully at nursery. Then they get a bit older, and your mind turns to big school.  Questions about keeping your child in nursery for FS1 (pre-K) or enrolling them in a […]

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of young people. Studies show that children with poor oral health have decreased school performance, poor social relationships and less success later in life. Children experiencing pain from decayed teeth are distracted and unable to concentrate on schoolwork. A pediatric dentist focuses […]