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 >

Understanding the Sensory System to teach children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder to eat new foods

By Melanie Bouras, Paediatric Dietitian Youthrive   It’s important to understand the sensory system, and how it often impacts on the foods we choose to eat or refuse to eat. The Sensory System involves; Sight Touch Smell Sound The food… Continue Reading >

Hottest Christmas Toys 2021

Media kindly brought to you by Jasnor   I’d love for you to stop whatever you’re doing and go on a little journey with me, just for a moment, back to your childhood. Take a deep breath and have a… Continue Reading >

5 Reasons to Celebrate the Iconic Sophie la girafe toy on her 60th Anniversary

Media kindly brought to you by Sophie la girafe   It’s time to roll out the birthday cake on May 25th, to wish Sophie the giraffe a very happy 60th Anniversary and celebrate her status as the world’s most beloved… Continue Reading >

Make ‘Time for Rhyme’

Play with speech sounds and watch the ‘magic.’ When we introduce rhyming games and songs to small children, they are not only entertained but they eventually figure out that words can sound similar and have the same speech sounds. To… Continue Reading >

Do You Crave Silence?

Can you work with kids yelling and screaming? Are you able to get things done when kids are playing and making so much noise? I can’t and I actually hate it. Yep, I’m a mum to three kids that cannot… Continue Reading >

Learning Music during this Summer Holiday

Summer, Music, Relaxation and Time to yourself? All sounds great doesn’t it, it’s that time again. Pop on your favourite music, go find that cool place and take some time out on this stressful day. I’m a mother and really… Continue Reading >

The ultimate essentials your baby needs for holiday travel!

Plan for sleep these summer holidays! When travelling with a newborn or toddler it’s essential to ensure you prepare a comfortable environment for the little cherubs to rest and sleep. If you’ve travelled with little humans, when it comes to sleeping on… Continue Reading >

Put your own oxygen mask on first

If you have been on a plane recently then you will have heard the airline safety message, “fit your own oxygen mask first before helping others, including children”. Does this sound a bit crazy…….. cruel….. unrealistic….. or down-right sensible?  … Continue Reading >

“An open letter to my son, on his fifth birthday.”

To my baby boy on your fifth birthday, “No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows the sound of my heart from the inside.” – Kristen Proby…. Continue Reading >