February 28, 2018
Toys are meant to be played with but they can also promote skills that are vital to your little one’s development.
As a parent, one of the most rewarding parts of watching our children grow is to see them learn and develop as people, so why not choose the best educational toys and watch this every day?
With so many choices of toys available, this guide will help you choose the best ones for supporting your child’s development.
Select toys that match your child’s interests and abilities
Your child has to be interested in a toy before playing with it, so make sure
February 12, 2018
We all want our little ones to have the happiest and healthiest smiles, so help your children start out right by helping them protect their pearly whites. Here are 8 ways to do just that.
Take them for a checkup
It has been recommended that children should see a dentist by their first birthday as early preventative advice and care can be given if needed. It also allows children to learn early that seeing the dentist regularly is important and ensures that they are not scared. Plus, who doesn’t love getting a “good job!” sticker?
Make sure they eat healthily
The food children eat
January 26, 2018
When it comes to our children, we want the absolute best for them and to take care of them always. While we can always try our best, we do have to work, and when they are young, this means taking them to nursery or daycare where they can stay throughout the day.
Leaving our children in someone else’s care can be tough for many parents, therefore choosing a suitable nursery can be one of the most important decisions that they’ll ever have to make.
To help you find the best nursery for your children, we’ve put together a list of essential
January 11, 2018
“enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.”
Have you ever experienced a specific moment with your child where they’d rather play with the box that a new toy has come in rather than the toy itself? Or even another everyday object over a new toy? If you have, this is what is known as heuristic play.
What is heuristic play?
The term “Heuristic Play” was coined to describe the interaction of babies and children with everyday objects – not toys.”
Today, children are surrounded by loud, colourful toys that tend to be made out of plastic or wood, and while these
December 28, 2017
With the New Year just around the corner, we are sure that you are thinking of things that you would like to do better, whether as an individual or as a family. We all do it and at such a reflective time, it’s hard not to.
While some changes may seem very optimistic (and some near impossible!), it is possible that you can make some positive changes as a family to make life at home healthy and happy. You just need to work as a team! The good news is, is that we can help you do just that with
December 14, 2017
If you saw our latest blog on “Surprising Reasons Why Outdoor Play is Healthy in Winter,” you’ll know that it’s important to get outside as much as possible with your children in this season, as long as you dress up warm! For those times while you are in the house, however, what can you do as a family to fill those dark and cold evenings?
Here is where we come in! To help you have some fun and make some memories together, we’ve compiled a list of 12 fun activities to do with your little ones over Winter.
November 28, 2017
Many parents are put off by messy play, as although the idea of finger painting or crafts sounds fun at first, the reality of paint, glue and glitter getting everywhere and the inevitable operation clean up that follows it soon sets in. However, many studies have shown that messy play is one of the best ways for our children to learn and develop, so now is the time to embrace it and get messy!
Here at Schoolhouse Daycare, we encourage our children to engage in messy and sensory play as much as possible as the many benefits are worth it. Plus,
November 14, 2017
In Scandinavian preschools, you will find children playing outside at every opportunity. Even in the depths of Winter, children will be wrapped up in warm overalls and will spend the day exploring forests, climbing moss-clad boulders or wading in creeks up to their rain boots. With these forest schools promoting exclusive outdoor play and its benefits, why is it then that we are not following suit?
As with many things in life, we tend to adopt the behaviours and ideas of our culture because it is what we are used to. In the UK, this typically involves staying indoors for the
October 26, 2017
Halloween can be a really exciting time of year. With less pressure than Christmas but more festivity than other occasions, it is a perfect opportunity to get your children involved in fun, simple activities which can be enjoyed as a family and with friends. Unsure of what spooky activities you could get involved in? Check out this list of easy suggestions to bring some spine-tingling enjoyment to your October!
1) Pumpkin Carving
A great activity for the family, carving a pumpkin into your favourite supernatural friends or scary faces can be a great way to pass an afternoon. Scooping out a pumpkin
October 14, 2017
Winter is coming! And with the winter weather comes the annual outbreaks of coughs and colds we’re all far too used to. Whilst for the most part, not serious illnesses which we will recover from quickly and completely, it’s never nice to see our little ones sniffling and sneezing. To help you prevent this as much as possible, this guide will give some top tips to help your little ones stay well this winter.
Keep Warm and Dry
Changes in the winter climate mean that the world outside gets wetter, windier and colder. Whilst there is very little truth in the old