Emotion Naming Games for Children

Children who have a firm understanding of their emotional experiences are more able to regulate and express their feelings in healthy ways have more positive relationships, are better prepared for learning and also have higher self-esteem. When a child struggles… Continue Reading >

Hope

Each new year brings with it hope. This year, in 2022 we’re all hoping for a more predictable year, I think most of us have had enough of the unexpected, we’re hoping for routine, for schools to stay open and… Continue Reading >

Surviving Mother’s Day without the kids. 

Mother’s Day: breakfast in bed, handmade cards and lots of cuddles – that one day your children make you the most important person in the world for a few minutes!  A special morning for many mothers, but what about the… Continue Reading >

Understanding your child’s emotions

by Jay Anderson   Emotions can be tricky…….sometimes even adults can’t manage their emotions!! Upset, angry, Annoyed, happy, hurt, frustrated, sad, nervous, scared, excited…….so many different feelings. So many situations, and as humans – we all respond differently.   Children… Continue Reading >

Eight vital skills children develop in early learning and care settings

Here are eight vital skills your child can develop in an early learning and care setting. Confidence Children build confidence when they are able to master new skills in a supportive environment at their own pace. In early learning and… Continue Reading >

Communication for Children with Intellectual Disability

Communication is an essential part of all of our lives, day to day. When a child also has a disability, this can at times have an impact on how they communicate with the people in their lives and in turn,… Continue Reading >

10 Words You Must Know To Speak Like A Local

 Whilst English is a complicated language, currently made up of over 200,000 words, there are multiple occasions every day when an English word just isn’t enough to convey an emotion. Language learning app Babbel has uncovered the top ten words from other languages that you didn’t… Continue Reading >

Imagination Matters

In my last post, I gave some tips on how to encourage our children in free-play. Tips for them but also tips for us. I posted it thinking, “Wow, I hope parents don’t think I’m Captain Obvious or Offensive, telling… Continue Reading >