Fostering Childhood Independence

Children love being independent. We see this when babies try to spoon-feed themselves, toddlers demand to dress themselves and pre-schoolers want to help with household chores. Young children love to do things for themselves even when it makes life harder… Continue Reading >

How much sleep does my child need?

By Youthrive Occupational Therapist Portia Gunn   Sleep plays a very important role in our development, physical health and mental wellbeing. It is so important, that on average, we sleep for one-third of our lives! But, it is in our… Continue Reading >

How to Encourage a Growth Mindset at School and at Home

The word “YET” can be very powerful to help our children and students to develop a growth mindset, which will help them towards achieving their goals and foster success. A growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset will help… Continue Reading >

Physical Activity in the Early Childhood

As parents we understand the importance of physical activity in the early years of our children’s lives. From their first wobbly steps to climbing on the playground, movement is not just a natural inclination but a vital component of their… Continue Reading >

3 Tips to help Build  Body Confidence in Children

Anne Poirier Shaping Perspectives…A Woman’s Way to Joy   Just the other day I received a text from a past client that said:“I am finally at peace with my body, and today my daughter came home from Kindergarten and told… Continue Reading >

Playgroups for Climate Action

Sally Gillespie   For many, becoming a parent can arouse powerful emotions about the future that lies ahead for their child in a rapidly heating world. Yet very often this deep concern is not what gets discussed in mother’s group… Continue Reading >

Empowering Minds: CONNETIX and the Journey of Educational Exploration

In today’s rapidly evolving world, the educational terrain is constantly adapting to prepare the younger generation for future challenges, especially in the face of technological advancements. Open-ended play, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and inclusive STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering,… Continue Reading >

Back to School Lunchbox Hacks

by Baker’s New Zealand   After a summer of sun, fun and festivities, the idea of getting into back-to-school routines can be quite stressful for parents. The early morning rush of breakfast and lunch box prep can seem daunting, but… Continue Reading >

Top 10 Extraordinary Back to School Tips

As summer comes to an end and back to school season begins, it can be hard to get back into the rhythm of a regular schedule. The trick, of course, is to plan ahead. School Zone, the back to school… Continue Reading >

DIY Home Activities for Kids to Encourage Learning and Fun

Written by Dirce Guerra   As children go through each stage of life, they are constantly developing, learning, and growing. Kids of all ages need to learn crucial skills that will help them become well-rounded adults in the future. When… Continue Reading >