Bedtime Battles for Toddlers

Ugh, the evening slog to bedtime! Bedtime battles are pretty much a rite of passage for both toddlers and parents. Cue frustrated, exasperated, stressful sleepy times! I can imagine that you’ve attempted many, many things to achieve a calmer, happier… Continue Reading >

Tips to get the kids off screens this Easter Holidays

By Melissa MacDonald creator of Zipboom Educational Toys   Many parents will agree that there is more time being dedicated to learning on screens at school, so holidays can often be challenging to try and set limits on the amount… Continue Reading >

Gaming and Screen Time: Is this an issue in your home?

Have you found yourself frustrated with the seeming addiction your son or daughter has to their mobile device or gaming console?  Do you feel like you are somehow letting your child down by allowing them to spend so much time… Continue Reading >

Electronic devices and screen time

Screen time has certainly become part of our modern-day unescapable reality. While most parents are well aware of the detrimental effects of screen time and its’ impact on young developing minds, it is a lesser known fact, the brains of… Continue Reading >

Getting the Kids Back to School… Smoothly

Your children have just had nearly 6 weeks off.  For some kids this might have been rather fun and exciting, they might have gone away on a holiday or been on a holiday program etc.  For those children in step… Continue Reading >

How to reduce screen time while studying online all day

The recent move to everything being online has changes student’s lives drastically –in both a positive and not so positive way. On one hand, students have loved being able to sleep in for an extra hour before online learning, rather… Continue Reading >

Screen Time for Children

In today’s times, children do not know what it is to simply sit, have a look around and enjoy the ambiance or even smile and have a chat with a neighbor. This is so because, in such life situations, their… Continue Reading >

Help! Why is my teen addicted to the screen? 

Many parents are noticing that after a period of screen time, children are often irritable and moody, short-tempered and foul. It’s not just small children – we notice this with adolescents and even adults. Most would agree: ‘Screen time equals… Continue Reading >

Expert Advice for Teaching your Child at Home

With uncertainty around how governments and schools are going to respond to Covid-19, many Australian parents are looking for help with preparing for a homeschooling or remote learning scenario. Experienced educator and Chief Learning Officer at Cluey Learning, Dr. Selina… Continue Reading >

How to Play with Your Newborn Baby

Parents often ask me how they can ‘play’ with their newborn baby. Newborn babies do spend a lot of their time feeding and sleeping but it is important to spend some time playing with them as all babies learn through… Continue Reading >