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 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
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,