January 19, 2022
With winter setting in and flu season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about supporting our immune systems. We all know that a healthy, balanced diet can help boost our families immunity, but what about our youngest? To shine some light during these dark days, we’ve outlined our favourite healthy foods for children this winter.
Berries like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, they help protect your child’s immune system and maintain their healthy cells. Despite being out of season, you can still buy frozen summer berries or switch them
January 8, 2022
Over the past year, we’ve learnt a lot about the benefits of fresh air and exercise. But do these benefits extend to our children? The short answer? Yes – and in more ways than one! So grab your coats because it’s time to explore the many (many) benefits of outside play!
1. Improved physical health
We all want our children to be as fit and healthy as possible (especially given the current circumstances). But did you know outside play not only helps to keep our children safe but also promotes better health and immunity? That’s right! There are a whole host of
December 1, 2021
We all want to treat our children at Christmas. But each year, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know where to draw the line. Between the pressure of keeping up with the Jones’ and teaching our children the value of money, we find ourselves reeling at the question – how much do children need from Santa? To help you debunk this Christmas conundrum, we will explore the benefits of giving fewer gifts to ensure that this festive season is full of gratitude (not greed).
What are the benefits of having fewer toys?
We’ve all heard the saying less is more. But
With Christmas fast approaching, it won’t be long before a certain elf comes to stay for their annual visit. Each day in December, they bring magic and mischief to our homes – causing chaos all in the name of Christmas spirit. Yet, have you ever wondered what it would be like if they were nicer? This year we invite you to find out! We’ve switched out our Elf on the Shelf and are ready to share all of our secrets about why you should use kindness elves this Christmas.
What are the benefits of using kindness elves?
There are many reasons
November 15, 2021
Before starting nursery, it’s unlikely your child will have been exposed to many different germs. So, when placed in a new environment with lots of other children, it’s almost inevitable they will catch something. (Perhaps not the answer you expected when researching how to keep your children healthy). However, exposure to new germs is essential when developing a strong and healthy immune system! Think of it this way – no infection, no immunity.
So, the question is how to keep your children healthy (or as healthy as possible) when it’s likely they’ll be exposed to some sort of bug/virus/infection? To help
October 19, 2021
Potty training can be a stressful experience. So to help you rise to the challenge, we’ve put together the 6 best potty training books for both parents and toddlers. With a mixture of storybooks and how-to guides, you and your toddler will have the tools and confidence to take on potty training together.
Oh Crap! Potty Training
The book, written by Jamie Glowacki, is a light-hearted step-by-step guide to potty training. With six steps from ‘when to start’ through to ‘ditching the diapers’, this book combines Jamie’s expert knowledge with her wicked sense of humour. It’s also chock full
October 4, 2021
Creating learning activities at home is a great way to support your child’s education – and it’s fun! All it takes is a few household items and a bit of inspiration. To help you with the latter, here are 12 fun learning activities your kids can do at home:
Practising writing can be much more exciting if you ditch the pens and paper. Try writing in chalk on the pavement or with your finger in some shaving foam. It’s both entertaining and educational.
Craft stick calculations
Line up your sticks to teach your toddlers about tallying or write out some sums to
September 4, 2021
Due to countless restrictions and several lockdowns, we’ve spent more time at home over the past 18 months than ever before! Now, with September on the horizon, more and more parents are anxious about sending their children off to school. To help address this, we’ve created 5 tips to support parents dealing with separation anxiety as we all transition into post-lockdown life.
Here are 5 tips for parents dealing with separation anxiety:
Discuss your fears
When it comes to soothing our children, we all know the importance of listening to their concerns and validating their feelings. But when it comes to us adults,
August 20, 2021
For some children, the idea of making new friends and learning new skills has them rushing out the door when September rolls around. But for other children, the fear of the unknown can squash their excitement. In fact, with so much change on the horizon, many children are left feeling anxious and overwhelmed. So how can you support your child starting school?
With these 4 tips, you can help your children work through their anxieties and get them prepared for this exciting new chapter.
Spotting signs of stress or anxiety
Sometimes it can be difficult to know when your child is displaying signs
August 5, 2021
Much like us, our children have had to adapt a lot over the past year – and with so much change and confusion, it’s understandable that some of them are struggling to adjust. But with so much still unknown, how can we help them transition all over again?
With just a few pointers, we can help you support your child through this next chapter – here are our suggestions on how to help your children adapt to post-lockdown life.
From family members to nursery teachers – it’s important to reassure your children that everyone is working their hardest to keep them