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 >

Beautiful books to boost language development in early childhood from Manhattan Toy Company

Newly arrived at Kaleidoscope are Manhattan’s gorgeous new range of books specifically designed for newborn and up. The range starts with the Wimmer-Ferguson Baby Zoo Book, which utilises the contrast of black and white to attract and stimulate infants. The… Continue Reading >

The Language of Love: The Father Who Learned Spanish For His Son

In 2015, David Bottomley found himself in a unique and frustrating situation. Earlier in the year, his son Stewart had fallen for a Spanish woman named Atenea, sparking a whirlwind trip to Spain to meet their future in-laws. With the… Continue Reading >

Choosing childcare for your child

Choosing a childcare centre for your precious child can be a ridiculously hard process. You not only have to find a centre that suits your philosophy and child’s needs but also find some that has positions available. Things to look… Continue Reading >

These 5 basic concepts are essential for early school success!

By Sabina Pyne, Youthrive Speech Pathologist Your child’s understanding of basic concepts is important for their success at school and it’s easy to help them develop these skills at home!   What are the basic concepts? Basic concepts are words… Continue Reading >

How to stop twins and multiples biting each other!

Before I start, let me preface this with it’s not just twins and multiples that bite!!  It’s a stage that a lot of toddlers seem to go through.  But for a lot of multiple birth parents, it’s extremely frustrating when… Continue Reading >

40 Songs

Music is important for children’s development. It teaches them about the rhyme and rhythm of language and a fun way to build on their early literacy skills. There is a lot of choice for songs these days, and we did… Continue Reading >

A father’s experience with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Lachlan was diagnosed with ASD at three and a half years old. I remember being in denial for at least 6-12months. I thought it was just a phase of language/behaviour delay and that he’ll eventually catch up and grow out… Continue Reading >

A child who reads will be an adult who thinks.

What was your favourite children’s book when you were growing up? Do you remember your favourite characters? Is there any part of them that resonate with you now as an adult? I think we all agree how important it is… Continue Reading >

5 Engaging Learning Experiences for Home

Play has evolved very quickly, in a short space of time. It is a huge focus on Early Learning and one of which has been proven time and time again, to be extremely beneficial in children’s learning. Parents are extremely… Continue Reading >