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 20, 2021
Sensory bins are all the rage at the moment – and for good reason! With so many different tools and textures, they’re a great way to stimulate your toddler and boost their development. The good news doesn’t stop there either – they’re also incredibly easy to make! In just 5 simple steps, we’ll show you how to make a sensory bin so that your toddler can start discovering independent play!
Here is our definitive guide for how to make a sensory bin:
1. Find a container
The first step to making your own sensory bin is finding the best container for
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
July 22, 2021
With some of us having never left their side before, the thought of sending our children off to nursery can seem daunting. So when making decisions about child care, it’s important that we know – what are the benefits of nursery?
With lots to learn and friends to be made, we’ve picked out 7 benefits of sending your child to nursery so that you can feel confident in your decision.
1. Improved Communication
One of the benefits of nursery is that children are able to express their thoughts and feelings to new people. This teaches them to better communicate how they’re feeling, whilst also learning to
June 3, 2021
With ever-changing rules and regulations, being able to get outdoors has been a great comfort to many of us over the past year. We now know how much it can improve our mental and physical health, but do these benefits extend to our children? In choosing to take your baby outside, you’re opening them up to a whole new world of exciting experiences and health benefits. Here are our 6 key reasons to spend more time outdoors with your baby.
New surroundings promote cognitive development
Cognitive development is essentially the process of how children think and ultimately learn. By allowing them to explore
April 5, 2021
First, our children had to adapt to a drastic change in lifestyle – they had to stay indoors, they had to stay away from people when outside, they weren’t allowed to go to school – and now after weeks and months of getting used to this, we are now asking them to adapt again. The thing is, this time, we don’t know what we are asking them to adapt to. So how can we make this easier for them? How can we help them adjust? If you want to know how to help your children adjust to life after lockdown,
February 17, 2021
Being a full-time teacher on top of working from home is just not possible. Yet, parents have somehow managed to juggle work, home life, parenting, and teaching for almost a whole year now! Like we said in the title of this blog, parents are superheroes.
Although many of us may have managed (and even if you feel like you haven’t, trust us when we say, you’ve done amazing), it’s good to be prepared for another few weeks and months of this juggling act (just in case). Yes, schools are starting to open up slowly again but we’ve been at this point
November 3, 2020
Just like with adults, children get stressed too. This might seem like a strange concept, as what do children have to be stressed about? They have no work or bills to pay, no responsibilities or pressures, but while this is true, we forget that it is hard growing up and learning what your place is in the world.
From learning new skills and having new experiences to more specific pressures such as academic performance, separation anxiety or relationships, children often suffer in silence. This can have a significant negative impact on their health and development, so as parents, we need to