Make the Most of the Beach During the Summer Heat

As the weather warms up, the options for outdoor fun get more limited for family fun. However, the beach is a perfect place to cool off and have some fun. There are so many wonderful beaches all around us and lots with built in facilities such as bathrooms and lifeguards. Get ready for a fun ...
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 ...
Why Good Nutrition in Childhood is Vital

Children need the right balance of nutrients in order to be the best version of themselves; they need food to give them energy, to provide for their growing bodies and to keep them healthy. The first important concept is to ensure that your child has access to a wide variety of foods from infancy. Keep ...
Separation Anxiety, What You Need to Know

Separation anxiety is something that all children go through at some stage as they develop, it is normal, and it is a reflection on the close relationship you have with your child. It is something that as a teacher I see all the time! Whilst it is normal for a child to experience separation anxiety ...
Don’t Forget About Dad!

Children learn and grow primarily from their first teachers – their family. We often place a lot of this pressure on mums but it is important that we don’t forget about dad! While there are many single parent families, there is often a supplementary figure who plays the part of ‘mum’ or ‘dad’ for a ...
Bubble Play – from Newborn to Pre-schooler.

Blowing and popping bubbles has delighted children across the world for many years. Whilst you know that bubbles provide entertainment did you know that bubbles can do so much more? Let’s start at the beginning, using bubbles with a new bub. Get yourself some baby safe bubble mixture (or make your own) and head outside ...
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 ...