Dress Up Play!

Dress Up Play!

Dress-up play… an ultimate portal to an alternate universe, an invitation for a child to become anything they want! Dress-up play creates the opportunity for a child to design their own story. It is not only a fun-filled experience but can also be considered vital to...
Play Dress-Up to Teach Dressing Skills!

Play Dress-Up to Teach Dressing Skills!

Promoting independence with dressing skills can builds your child’s self-esteem, confidence and independence; playing dress-up is a great way to strengthen all of the skills required to dress and undress oneself. Did you know that children begin to demonstrate...
Celebrations for All Occasions

Celebrations for All Occasions

We may live in different countries, speak different languages and eat different foods but something that always brings people together is the desire to celebrate!    In saying this, celebrations can also be solemn observances – a celebration of someone’s life,...
Helping your Little Learners with Letters and Numbers

Helping your Little Learners with Letters and Numbers

When I first became a mum, it hadn’t even crossed my mind to teach my daughter her numbers and letters.  I was determined to be the parent whose children played in mud, used their imagination and weren’t burdened with learning ‘school stuff’ until they actually got to...
Different Ages, Different Perspectives

Different Ages, Different Perspectives

Going for a walk in our neighbourhood, my daughter and I spot an elderly man with withered hands, a hunched back, grey hair and all alone.  In one hand he holds his groceries tight, his walking stick in the other, slowly making his way to the bus stop. I look and I...
Minimising Chaos at Home

Minimising Chaos at Home

Have you ever felt like your home is noisy and cluttered? Perhaps you have heaps of toys, but your child never wants to play with them?  Do you make lists of activities and tasks, but never get to any of them? Maybe you can’t recall the exact location of that...