The Ultimate back to school list for Covid era

Back to school season means lots and lots of back to school shopping. There’s so much you absolutely need to buy from lunchboxes to backpacks to stationery and water bottles, and in so many cool, fun colors and designs,   But this year, with a global pandemic, your back to school shopping list is going ...
Top tips for successful home schooling

With the spread of Covid-19 and the safety of children and teachers being paramount, schools have taken to distance to best avoid further disruption of the school year. Although distance learning has been around for several years and is followed by many universities and other educational institutions around the world, its use to make up ...
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 […]

Newborn Play, Why it’s Never too Early to Start

A lot of time with a newborn is spent engaged in routines together; sleeping, feeding and changing nappies and never-ending job lists seem to get longer. Society seems to think that babies can’t play games until they can sit and control their limbs better; however, you can play this easy game with your baby. You ...
Refusing to go to school: how to help your child

Many children go through phases of not wanting to go to school (Sunday morning struggle, anyone?) but regularly refusing school or going to extremes to avoid attending can indicate a major issue Truanting is, in itself, a serious matter; if your child is failing to turn up on a regular basis, you could be faced […]

The importance of arts and crafts

Academic institutions and families often put a lot of pressure on literacy, numeracy and science, however they are forgetting a key area of development: creative science, in other words, arts and crafts. Arts and crafts are just as important for children as doing maths or learning about science. They deservededication, exposure and commitment. Why? They […]

Wet weather fun!

It doesn’t often happen here in the UAE, so when it does it’s normal to feel stumped to how to entertain the kids indoors, so here are a few quick fun ideas you can try today!  Don’t stay indoors!  While we are not advocating entering out to a storm, a bit of rain never hurt […]

Teach your kids budgeting: Here is how to start!

Teaching your kids to budget is paramount to raising financially literate adults. Most adults who make the wisest financial decisions these days have attributed their sound choices to lessons they learned growing up. Therefore, an essential part of your kids’ education is financial literacy. There is, in fact, no age limit to this as you […]

Autism – understanding the spectrum

The word Autism gets used a lot in today’s society, but do we really understand what it is? I think it is really important to be well informed and to have a clear understanding. There is a lot of talk these days about Autism however a lot of it is a stereotype or a generalisation, […]

Six ways you can stimulate your kids’ imagination

Imagination is more important than you might think. Kids with a healthy imagination often view the world around them with a vivid and engaging curiosity and grow up to be creative problem-solvers who find success in their lives. Help to stimulate your child’s imagination with these six ideas below: 1. Give them options and choice […]