November 25, 2023
The tradition of reading Christmas stories is a magical part of the festive season, creating special bedtime moments for children. However, choosing the right story is key! It sparks the imagination and captures the true Christmas spirit, making every night leading up to the big day a memorable one.
Here are our favourite Christmas stories to read at bedtime:
1. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features Ebenezer Scrooge, a man who dislikes Christmas. Haunted by ghosts showing his life’s impact, he realises his meanness. On Christmas, he awakens kinder, embracing the Christmas spirit of generosity. Read the
October 10, 2023
In today’s digital age, prioritising screen-free family activities has taken on greater significance than ever before. Stepping away from screens, if only temporarily, offers families a precious opportunity to connect authentically, forging enduring memories free from the distractions of constant notifications.
If you’re eager to cultivate more of these meaningful moments, you’re in for a delightful journey as we present a treasure trove of screen-free activities to help you build lasting memories together.
1. Explore the Outdoors
Nature Walks: Why not head out to your local parks, forests, or nature reserves? We’re spoilt for choice in South Wales and it’s
September 15, 2023
Finding things to do with baby is a mission for every parent. Why? Because introducing varied experiences from baby to toddler years is not just about keeping them entertained; it’s about shaping their future.
These significant moments play a significant role in moulding their cognitive and physical development. So, we’re here to tell you about the best activities and experiences that can enrich these formative years, ensuring your child gets the best start in life.
1. Sensory Experiences for Babies:
One of the most enriching things to do with baby is to introduce them to sensory play. Sensory experiences are vital for babies
August 28, 2023
The first day of school is a whirlwind of emotions. Excitement, anxiety, joy, and a touch of sadness as you realise your little one is growing up. Every parent knows the feeling. But amidst the flurry of new uniforms and shiny school shoes, there’s a niggling thought: “Have I forgotten something?”
That’s where our starting school checklist comes in.
This guide ensures you’re not just prepared but confidently equipped for the big day. Because while the first day of school is a milestone, being well-prepared can make it a joyous one.
1. Essential School Supplies Checklist
Uniforms and Clothing: The first-day photo is a
August 16, 2023
Day nurseries play a virtual role in early learning and create a strong educational foundation for your children. We will explore the significance of early education, trained staff, age-appropriate activities, nurturing environments, and the benefits of group learning in this post.
The Importance of Early Education
Early education is crucial for setting the tone for your child’s lifelong learning journey. Day nurseries play a crucial role here, offering a structured yet engaging start to education. Research is clear on this.
Research conducted by National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) found that children who participate in well-executed early education programs demonstrate higher
August 5, 2023
Around this time each year, there´s a blend of eager anticipation and a touch of nerves. Why? Because the next generation of children are starting school. And the question on every parent’s mind is: “Is my child ready for the big school adventure?” Quickly followed by, “Am I ready for this transition?”
If this is a situation you are finding yourself in, don´t fret! Here are the ABCs of school readiness.
A is for Attitude
The very first teacher a child has are their parents, so develop a positive attitude in your child towards learning and school. Instil in them the joy of
July 21, 2023
Ah, an idyllic and carefree family beach trip – that’s just what you need this summer. It’s a great way for the grown-ups to relax by the seaside and the kids to play in the sand, although a family beach trip isn’t without sand ending up in all the wrong places! If you want to make your day at the beach successful, here is our list of family beach trip essentials. Pack like a pro and you´ll set yourself up for a stress-free day.
Always keep a first aid kit and clean-up kit
Even though you´re likely doing all you can to
July 10, 2023
These six weeks of school holidays are often the best time spent between parents and their children, but planning all the meals can get stressful. Especially around meal times when the children get snacky! To ease that pang of hunger (and so that you can keep your sanity) here are a couple of healthy snack ideas to have up your sleeve.
Choose a good variety of snack foods
Staying at home and away from school means your kids are usually tempted to have snacks high in sugar, salt and fat. Once in a while may be okay, but we want to avoid
June 25, 2023
Have you ever considered the miraculous journey of a child’s brain development during the early years? This period, teeming with growth and transformation, is a marvel to behold. To explore this intricate process in more depth, here are 6 fascinating facts you may not know about your child´s brain development.
#1 – The majority of brain growth happens in the first 5 years.
A fact that might surprise you is that a newborn’s brain, though only about a quarter of an adult’s in size, expands to almost 90% of adult size by age five. And that’s just the start.
In the early years,
June 5, 2023
June has arrived, and it’s time for rainbows, love, and unity as we kick off Pride Month. But hey, it’s not just about celebrating pride with children; it’s also a perfect time to honour and appreciate the beauty in our differences. So, how can we make this month exciting and educational for children?
The heart of Pride Month is the promotion of self-affirmation, dignity, and equality. And who better to understand this in its purest form than children, who are naturally accepting and unprejudiced? Here are a few fun ways to celebrate children’s differences during this special month.
Story Time With Pride-Inspired