What is Play?

Play provides a rich and dynamic context for fostering the skills, attitudes, and behaviours that are essential for development. There are three fundamental pillars that we need to bring back to parenting approaches to significantly improve a child’s life. The… Continue Reading >

The Types of Play for Keeping the Blues at Bay

The below can be attributed to Lukas Ritson, Play Expert and Founder of Wearthy   As it feels like the world is falling apart, I ask you one really important question – how are you helping your children build the… Continue Reading >

Benefits of being a fit and active parent

Let’s face it…. regardless of whether you’ve got one child, or a whole tribe of kids…. once they become mobile, you need to be on your toes and on the ready at all times! Not only are kids constantly on… Continue Reading >

Why children need to play – a teachers perspective

Being a teacher is not uncommon today to have a child in your class who is busier than you. They are at before school care at 7:30 am every morning, thrown into a range of structured activities, then into a… Continue Reading >

10 Ways to Improve Pre Maths and Numeracy Skills

There are some super simple ways to help your young child learn some basic pre maths and numeracy skills. Activities and concepts can be incorporated into everyday routines and activities for many of these, and others are simply play based… Continue Reading >

How to Teach Your Children to Play on Their Own

Let’s be honest – all parents sometimes dream of a child playing independently for as long as possible, while mom or dad could do all their household chores combining them with their remote work. The paradox of the situation is… Continue Reading >

How Mindfulness and Creative Play Help Kids Cope with School

Modern-day kids are overscheduled, overstimulated and just plain overwhelmed.  There’s little time left for nurturing creativity, strengthening family relationships or to just relax and be present in a moment. The rise of family overwhelm. In recent times, family dynamics have… Continue Reading >

Gut health – Top tips for a healthy microbiome

Gut health plays a fundamental role in your child’s overall health and well-being.   Research shows our microbiome impacts digestion, growth, immune health, dental health, skin integrity, cognition and mental health.  Our gut is responsible for making the neurotransmitters that regulate… Continue Reading >

Small World Play: Nurturing Imagination and Creativity with Jellystone Designs Tray Play

In the fun-filled world of early childhood development, all of us parents and educators are always on the lookout for ways to spark our children’s imagination and nurture their creativity.  In that search, isn’t it always an exciting moment when… Continue Reading >

Back to school posture tips and tricks

The summer holidays provides lots of opportunities for your child to move, play and be active. In contrast, returning to school can mean longer periods of sitting to do classwork or homework, carrying sometimes heavy school bags, and less opportunity… Continue Reading >