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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Play With Purpose – We Rock The Spectrum

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym Dubai, part of an American “play with purpose” franchise with playgrounds across the world, won the Highly Commended Sports Experience recognition at the Time Out UAE Kids Awards, a publication that is widely known as families’ intelligent guide to parenting. In addition, the gym was awarded Best Party Venue ...
Innovation In Feeding for Picky Eaters

A picky eater is… -A child with an unwillingness to eat familiar foods or to try new foods, as well as strong food preferences. -A child with poor dietary variety (during early childhood). -A child whose diet and nutrient composition is concerning. -A child who may experience possible adverse health-related outcomes due to this fussy/picky ...
5 Benefits of Dance Classes for Children

Attending classes in the arts, has been proven to help improve overall physical and mental wellbeing. When learning to dance, children exercise and learn on an unconscious level, whilst having fun dancing to their favourite songs.  Through commitment and practice, skills such as rhythm, timing and a new, often complicated sequence of steps are learnt.  […]

Letting your child go out alone

Few issues in parenting bring such a broad range of views than the thorny question of how old your child needs to be before you let him or her out of your sight for the first time. And it's true: on the Talk boards, some Mumsnetters describe cheerfully waving off five and six year olds to play ...
How to keep your kids healthy this Dubai summer

The summertime in Dubai can cause a bit of laziness both physically and mentally for your children. Without the routine of school, the physical and mental stimulation your children undergo during the school year, they can become a lot less willing to run around or even think. Your children’s health should be well looked after ...
How to Help Your Child Fast This Ramadan

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a wonderful time of year during which you can involve your children in several aspects of this very special month. Appreciation, gratitude, charity, self-discipline and patience are all traits that can be learned especially in Ramadan. In Islam, it is not compulsory for children to fast until they reach ...