What to do When the Dreaded ‘Tantrum’ strikes

Nobody likes being in a situation with their child that becomes so overwhelming that it turns into a tantrum, especially in a public place; but there are things you can do to minimise and defuse the tantrum and to support your child, no matter where you are. The first important note about tantrums and dealing ...
Understanding the Value of Play

The definition of play differs greatly depending on who you talk too, as a passionate educator I see play as a way of learning, growing and exploring – an invaluable part of childhood and the most effective method of learning for children (even in the first years of primary school). Play encompasses children’s language, children’s ...
Instead of “Don’t Cry” Why Not Try…

Feelings are an essential part of everyday life when a child is upset and hears “don’t cry” from an adult, it translates into ‘it is not okay to feel’ in a child’s mind, even when the tears are caused by something trivial or something that you deem to be unnecessary. Children need to know that ...
Routines… Do You Need Them?

There is an age-old debate about the amount of structure and routine that children need as they grow and develop. However, there isn’t a best-fit structure for all families and the routines each family have need to be adaptable and flexible to the needs of their children. There are a few aspects of routine that ...
10 Best Films for Toddlers

1. Curious George Running time: 90min Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, an eccentric museum employee who has a pet monkey – an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose * curiosity * (clue's in the name) often gets the best of him. “The kids enjoyed it and loved the slapstick, toddler-esque behaviour ...
The Beauty of Reading With Your Toddler

There are few things more rewarding than seeing your child develop and learn new skills. Reading, and the love of books, when developed at a young age, can provide a child and later an adult with a world of enjoyment simply escaping into those pages, and starting young plays a vital role. Read our article ...