January 10, 2017

Early childhood is a very important time in the process of acquiring language. Children start communicating from the moment they are born, developing skills critical to their future success. While every child learns differently, here we look at some of the typical lang...

January 10, 2017

In recent years, use of the outdoors has reduced for many young children. A 2016 UK survey found kids today spend half the time their parents did playing outside. A number of factors are thought to contribute, including increased safety concerns and a rapid rise in the...

September 9, 2016

Music can rewire the brain, boosting children's cognitive skills and making it an essential part of a child's development. Science has shown that when children learn to play music, their brains begin to hear, process and distinguish sounds in a way that they previously...

September 9, 2016

We adults take eating for granted but it requires many different skills that kids have to learn. It’s normal for kids to be cautious about trying new foods but to get a healthy variety in their diet, it's important we help overcome any food texture issues. Here are a f...

July 16, 2016

When choosing toys and activities for kids, adults need to consider whether they are appropriate for the child's age and stage of development.

When buying a new toy, check its recommended age-appropriate level which is usually indicated on the packaging. It's importan...

July 16, 2016

Although learning takes place throughout life, a young child's brain is more flexible so opportunities for development are greatest during early childhood years. The majority of brain development takes place prior to the age of six, but it's the first three years of li...

May 10, 2016

A lengthening list of scientific studies indicate that time spent outdoors engaged with the natural world is great for kids. It produces significant improvements in learning ability, creativity, and mental, psychological and emotional wellbeing.
 

Children who are engag...

May 10, 2016

There are lots of benefits to getting kids into baking. It's is not just about having fun - children gain valuable life and educational skills. They get the joy of creating a dish and eating it but did you know that helping in the kitchen can improve your child’s maths...

March 5, 2016

Playdough is an amazing toy. There are multiple benefits in playing with playdough and children love it. It's a great exploration tool and fun for children of all ages.

 

Playdough is easy to make at home and you can customise it with different colours and fragrances. Ad...

March 5, 2016

We are not born knowing what to eat. Healthy eating is something we all have to learn as children - like how to love brussels sprout - or not.

 

It's true that once kids get their first taste of crunchy, sweet or salty foods, it's hard to get them unhooked.

 

Even if your...

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