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 ...
How to talk to your kids about COVID-19

Schools, nurseries, beaches, parks and now shopping malls are closed. Parents are working from home, and everyone is talking about a virus. Even very young children can feel that something is going on. As coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 illness, spreads it is affecting most aspects of our life. In these times, as parents, we […]

Child’s Play, Sans Gender

Gender neutral play in the early foundation years is a studied and rather trendy topic at present, with research showing that children subjected to gender expectations suffer huge implications on their future achievements. There are a number of reasons why the turn towards gender neutral play is becoming more and more popular. The obvious one ...
Top 3 Brands for Toys on The Go

We all have those moments as a parent. You want to talk to your friend for half an hour, but you have a child to contend with. Your little one is demanding attention but as you told him or her five minutes ago, you want just a little bit of adult time to converse with ...
Developing Motor Skills

We all know the importance of developing fine and gross motor skills in children at a young age. Having good motor control can not only be important for a child’s growth but it can also promote independence and aid in cognitive development. So as a parent, what can we do to help our little ones ...
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 ...
Navigating Child’s Play

If you research the topic of child’s play, the internet is a myriad of conflicting opinions. There are so many articles with differing viewpoints regarding the amount of involvement parents should have. Some experts tell us we need to play with our children all the time, to establish stronger connections and security. Others state we ...
Parenting a Special Needs Child

When you are the mother of a child with special or additional needs, it’s easy to judge your own parenting skills at a much higher level. You are no doubt doing your best, but sometimes you feel that is not enough. Every aspect of parenting is amplified, and everything needs to be planned, organised and ...
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 ...
Get your kids talking and ignite their imaginations!

Children are known to say the darndest things, so much so they even made a television show about it. They also ask a lot of questions, questions which can be amusing, terrifying, and often thought-provoking. The most important thing is to keep children curious, keep them asking questions and essentially keep them talking to you. […]