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 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
September 22, 2017
Did you know that around 80% of our lifetime sun exposure occurs during our childhood? It’s true. The Skin Cancer Foundation has done numerous studies and has also found that just one blistering sunburn could double our risks of getting melanoma in later life.
So, with the effects of sun burn becoming more known and the fact that we have been getting some really hot days this summer, there has never been a more important time to make sure that sun protection is a top priority for us and our children.
To help you keep your children safe in the sun, here
September 4, 2017
Keeping the kids occupied over the summer is always a feat, with so many weeks stretching ahead of you and the time, exercise and expense of it all. Even the most adventurous parents can struggle with keeping them occupied.
While the summer as a whole is a bundle of fun, the prospect of school starting again is a welcome respite for us all. So, with school starting again soon, we have put together a list of fun and inexpensive things to do with your children over the summer holidays to keep the whole family entertained! You can make it till the