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 >

Solids and Sleep

Starting solids can be and exciting time for you and your baby. It’s fun to introduce them to the wide world of food. Some babies are interested in food early on, and others take a little longer to excite their… Continue Reading >

The struggle that mealtimes can become in the toddler years. Would a shift in focus help?

By Sarah Smith of Bayside Dietetics www.baysidedietetics.com.au Facebook Bayside Dietetics   Zoe* was describing mealtimes at home with such clarity I could feel distressed within myself as I listened. Zoe was a self-described foodie, but since children and cooking for… Continue Reading >

Transitioning Toddlers and Preppies to eat out of a lunchbox

By Stella Boyd-Ford, Youthrive Dietitian      When children transition to daycare, kindy or school there is so much excitement. However, there are also many new things to take in, and this can be overwhelming for little minds. Amongst these… Continue Reading >

10 Steps To Develop Great Learners

When grandchildren came along, Granddad offered excellent advice to his son about the beauties, wisdom, and fun of parenting. Son, in exasperation, said – surely Dad there is research on parenting not just your experiences and edited opinions. This led… Continue Reading >

COVID and the Developmental Effects on Infants

During the last two years, extended lockdowns and isolation due to COVID-19 has been hard for many parents for so many different reasons. As the Pandemic stretches on, parents, researchers and those of us who work with children ask ourselves… Continue Reading >

Craft Your Communication to Forge a Positive Family Culture

There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says “Morning, boys. How’s the water?” The two young fish swim on for a bit,… Continue Reading >

How to communicate with your toddler without saying the word “No”

At around 14-18 months, toddlers will begin testing their boundaries. Your job as a parent is to rein in certain behaviours, particularly those that not desirable or just plain dangerous. Impulsive resistance is something toddlers struggle with and sometimes they… Continue Reading >

10 Amazing Benefits of Sensory Play for Babies & Toddlers

Media kindly brought to you by Jellystone Designs   You’ve probably marvelled at babies’ and toddlers’ insatiable desire to touch, bite or otherwise interact with most things you put in front of them. It’s through these sensory explorations or ‘sensory… Continue Reading >

Surviving Lockdown with a Baby or Young Child

The world has certainly changed over the past 18 months with many families going in and out of lockdown multiple times. Many parents are caring for their babies and young children while also working from home to help stop the… Continue Reading >