How was school today?

As we send our children to school we trust learning is taking place, and it is. But how do we know? The conversations we have with our children are imperative to building partnerships between school and home, and connecting in… Continue Reading >

Let the Children Play

Parents constantly ask themselves what is best for their children. In the modern, competitive world, they want to see their children grow up and experience success and happiness. But how do we prepare our children for success? One answer is… Continue Reading >

Embrace Heroism and Adventure with PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and Toys

In a world filled with imagination and adventure, where heroes come in all shapes and sizes,  there’s a new tale waiting to be told—one where even the tiniest heroes can save the day. Get ready to embark on an epic… Continue Reading >

Dealing with big emotions from little people: strategies to help your child harness their emotions

Media kindly brought to you by Jellystone Designs   Picture this: your toddler is attending a friend’s birthday party, and as the afternoon winds up, you tell them to say their goodbyes, because “it’s time to go”. These four simple… Continue Reading >

Tutors for Young Children – necessary or not? NOT!

In August 2019 a Brisbane newspaper article reported that toddlers are now being taken to tutors to help them get ready for school. As a primary school principal, I was horrified to read this article and learn that parents are… Continue Reading >

Ecopsychology – Why Being in Nature Makes our Kids Happy

In this modern age our children are spending increased amounts of time inside, and in front of screens. This increased indoor activity was prior to the global pandemic which has resulted in potential time spent isolating, lockdown or reduced access… Continue Reading >

How to use sand and water play to engage children in early STEAM education

Media kindly brought to you by Plum Play  It’s easy to underestimate how humble sand and water can play a big role in your child’s grasp of basic science and creative expression that help them make sense of the world…. Continue Reading >

Ways to Engage your Baby during Lockdown

It’s not the norm out there right now. With a corona virus epidemic at our feet and social distancing well and truly put in place I’m not surprised if your feeling a little on edge about being confined to your… Continue Reading >

How to Play with Your Baby | Belinda Joyce | Ep 173

  Newborn babies are everything we optimise with perfection. An impeccably sublime exquisité symbol of hope and faultlessness. Every newborn parent, at one time or another I’m sure, has held their baby and realised how delicate and fragile they are…. Continue Reading >

How to escape boredom through at-home escape rooms

Media kindly brought to you by U. Games   We get it – you’re probably convinced that you’ve tried every form of at-home entertainment while your family has wrestled with pandemic-induced cabin fever. Saddled with the ‘new normal’ for a… Continue Reading >