Story Time – Why it’s Important

Whether you tell stories straight from your memory or imagination, or you read them out of a book, story time is an important part of a child’s growth process. We learn a lot from hearing stories; more than you might originally think! Learning from example Children can learn some amazing lessons a

The iPad Generation – Statistics, Effects, and What You Can Do

‘Screen time’ is something that everyone seems to be talking about. Does it help or hinder childhood development? What are the best methods to keep our children safe? Everyone seems to have an opinion. Here are some of the facts. The statistics Well over 80% of children in Australia have a smart

3 Ways to Reduce Over-Stimulation in the Home

3 Ways to Reduce Over-Stimulation in the Home We hear a lot about the importance of providing stimulation for children – new toys, new people, new places, new experiences. What we don’t hear about as much is over-stimulation – when a child experiences more sensory input that they can effective

Effect of a nurturing environment on brain development

Effect of a nurturing environment on brain development Children learn a surprising amount in the first few years of life, and some of those lessons shape how they learn and react to the world around them for the rest of their lives. We’ve put together a list of the basic elements that affect a chi

Christmas holiday activity ideas to entertain kids

Christmas holiday activity ideas to entertain kids   The holiday season is the time for the family to spend time together; lazy mornings, trips to the beach, kicking the ball, reading books. But then you have those days when all of you just need to get out of the house. We have compiled a list