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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 favorite 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 ...
Your Guide on 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. Our specialists prepared multiple tips and suggestions on how to parent a special needs ...
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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Routines and tricks when introducing solid food

Starting to introduce solid food is exciting and is an excellent opportunity to set up some positive mealtime routines. Mealtimes can be so much more than just eating; they are a time for communication, social skills and learning. It is important to set up routines and positive connections around mealtimes from the beginning, these tips […]

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 ...