Creating Calm Environments: The Science Behind Sensory Spaces

Ever noticed that some environments make you and your kids feel stressed? Maybe it’s the mall, the play centre or that stylish but unbelievably noisy cafe around the corner.  Those are busy places with hard surfaces, bright lights and constant… Continue Reading >

Teaching protective behaviours to preschoolers

At what age do you start teaching your child about consent? Teaching Consent A young child can be taught consent as soon as they are able to hold a face washer/flannel in the bath or shower. Even before they can… Continue Reading >

Supporting Brain Development in your Baby

Congratulations! Suddenly, you have a tiny vulnerable human who is completely reliant on you. You have been given advice on when they should sleep, how to keep them clean and healthy, how you change their nappy and why you need… Continue Reading >

Kids not listening? How to talk so that your kids can hear you.

As a mum of four boys. Believe me when I say I get it when people say their kids are not listening. Some days I feel like I tell one of my kids to put their shoes on 17 times… Continue Reading >

When to Start Reading to Your Baby

Reading to your baby from an early age is beneficial for many reasons. In fact, it is never too early to start, some parents start even before they are born, reading to their unborn baby. It is never too late… 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 >

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 >

5 Top Sensory Experiences that can be Achieved within the Home

By stimulating your child’s senses, (touch, smell, taste, vestibular, proprioception, sight and hearing) you are helping them flourish in all areas of development. Sensory activities facilitate exploration and help children to make connections through their senses and the world in… Continue Reading >