The benefits of sending your child to childcare

By Dr Kaylene Henderson   The decision about whether to send your child to childcare is often accompanied by a wave of mixed emotions – nervousness, relief and that all-familiar guilt, just to name a few. After all, you’re planning… Continue Reading >

My child’s emotions…and mine

Dr Julie Hollitt   Adults struggle with emotions and emotional regulation. Some parents might say that they struggle more with emotions since their child was on the way – and then born – than when they had no children. As… Continue Reading >

4 games for meaningful learning at each stage of childhood development

Media kindly brought to you by U. Games   We know that kids learn through all forms of play, but not all games and activities are created equal. Faced with a plethora of games on the market, how do parents… Continue Reading >

Mother and Child Meal Prepping Ideas – for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there’s no better way to spend it than making a meal with your kids and learning something new. You’ll be able to have fun and be productive at the same time. Cooking can teach kids important… Continue Reading >

10 Steps To Develop Great Learners | John Hattie | Ep 202

Every parent wants to give their children the life they deserve and a positive future. It’s possible that during our childhood we experienced educational gaps where our parents have missed passing down knowledge and important life lessons. It’s not their… Continue Reading >

Curiosity is the key to making spelling fun

Educators have been tracking children’s common spelling errors for about 100 years, and their errors haven’t changed much over all these years. When your great grandparents were in Year 1 at school, they were making the same mistakes as your… Continue Reading >

Cat napping

Cat napping is something that frustrates many mums. A catnap is a short nap, anything from 20-40 minutes. For babies, under 3-4 months of age, a cat nap can be a normal phenomenon. Until they are 4 months old babies… Continue Reading >

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 >

Play Isn’t Just Play – It Boosts the Way Your Kids Learn Too

Before my parents were up on weekend mornings, my siblings and I sailed pirate ships and fought off savage monsters, including the bane of Captain Hook’s life, the terrifying ticking crocodile. Our boat, a candlewick bedspread, was spanned and tucked… Continue Reading >

Top 10 tips to ease your child’s separation anxiety

Separation anxiety is common among children of all ages. It’s the normal fear expressed when removed from their mothers or caregivers. It starts as early as 7 months and continues, but we can help ease out that feeling as early… Continue Reading >