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 ...
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 ...
The Toys that Everyone Should Have at Home

There are a few basic things that should be in every house. One of those things are toys that are open-ended, flexible and able to adapt as children grow and learn. All of these suggested toys have an educational benefit or will help your child to develop specific skills needed for later life. Favourite toys ...
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 ...
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.  […]

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 ...