How to prepare for labour and birth

Renee Adair   We prepare ourselves for so many of life’s big transitions. Take your wedding day for example.  You seek out advice and information, you research and ask questions, you explore all of your options and most of us… Continue Reading >

How camping can benefit the whole family

Every family (with kids) should go camping! That’s a big call and I know not everyone likes camping, but when done properly family camping trips can really tick all the boxes required for the physical and mental development of children… Continue Reading >

How technology can help educate kids

While there is a lot of stigma around screen time for children having a negative impact on their learning, it is absolutely undeniable that technology is an integral part of our society and vastly embedded into our culture. According to Youthrive Speech Pathologist, Freeda… Continue Reading >

I Thought I Was the Only Unicorn in the Village!

At the ripe old age of 51, I was thrust into the role of a full-time dad to my 2yo daughter Charlie when her mum suddenly moved away. I couldn’t be more amazed at the little dweeb that I’m now… Continue Reading >

What DO children REALLY need?

by Jay Anderson   Such a simple question.  But, think about it for a while.  Where to start?  Perhaps the answer is simple.  Maybe.  Perhaps it is complex.  A comprehensive and detailed set of components, significant….what do you think? Ok,… Continue Reading >

WHAT’S IN A NAME? (Exploring letters and sounds)

By Susan Spelic   Cuddling with our kids for a relaxing bedtime story is a beautiful routine. Regular reading and talking with our kids about our day (without distractions) develops oral language, vocabulary and feelings of security while building a… Continue Reading >

What is Risky Play in early childhood?

Risky play can be defined as a thrilling and exciting activity that involves a risk of physical injury, and play that provides opportunities for challenge, testing limits, exploring boundaries, and learning about injury risk.   Why is risky play considered… Continue Reading >