The simplest way to make a household run smoothly is to establish a consistent routine. And while predictability might sound rigid and boring to adults, your children will thrive on it.
In the playful world of pre-schoolers, mastering the art of physical balance is not just about preventing tumbles on the playground. It’s a crucial skill that sets the stage for a lifetime of success.
Young children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity, and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give a child a sense of adventure. Through this, they can learn essential skills such as problem solving, working with others.
Tim Spector (a professor of genetic epidemiology with subspecialties in the microbiome and diet), advocates for an intake of 30 DIFFERENT types of fruit and veg per week in order to optimize our gut health. 30 sounds like a crazy amount doesn’t it? But when you think about it, this includes not only your typical fruit and veg, but also nuts, seeds, grains, herbs, and spices.
Encouraging children to be physically active has always been a daunting task if they decide to dig their heels in, cross their arms and refuse to take part. But what new challenges does this strange new world pose?
Explore seven practical steps you can take to raise a child who will make a real difference in the world. Seven steps to help your child feel happy and able and achieve success in life.
Birthday parties allow kids to feel connected to their community, to strengthen relationships with friends and family members. It is especially important to remind children that they have a network that cares for them.
Join us on this exciting journey as we explore gross motor skills and how these skills are responsible for activities like crawling, walking, running, jumping, throwing, and climbing.
Did you know that your child possesses an extraordinary talent for synchronising both sides of their body? This incredible skill, known as bilateral integration, plays a vital role in their early development.
When it comes to balance, we know it’s a game-changer for our children. On the flip side, however, kids with a poor sense of balance may either need to move constantly to feel satisfied, or they may be fearful of movement because it makes them feel insecure and unbalanced.
Dates are a lovely, healthy snack for kids (and adults too, of course). They have a high fibre content, so are great for gut health, and they help to regulate blood sugar as well. I started making date balls when my now 6-year-old was a toddler. If memory serves me correctly (absolutely no guarantees there) I mixed some dates and other bits and pieces together, and amazingly, my toddler ate them, and then asked for more. I don’t follow a recipe, so no two batches are ever exactly the same, but both my kids love them still, however they turn out, and I hope yours will too.
A strong core serves as the foundation for a wide range of physical activities, including crawling, running, and jumping, among many others. In this blog we explore x10 core exercises using a gym ball.
As most parents know, there are two things you can’t force a child to do: sleep and eat. This is particularly true of toddlers, who often assert their will, especially when it comes to eating – or not wanting to eat the foods you put on their plates at mealtimes. This is even more of a challenge when it comes to vegetables, but don’t despair with time, patience, and a few fun recipes, even the pickiest eaters will find several veggies that they like, and this healthy vegetable chips recipe might just do the trick. Enjoy.
The kitchen is the heart of the home! Cooking with your children offers a wide variety of opportunities to learn and grow! As well as being heaps of fun, cooking with your...
Eggs are incredibly healthy and versatile, making them a popular food for many. They’re especially common in baking, where nearly every recipe calls for them. But, for various reasons, some people avoid eggs. Fortunately, there are plenty of replacements you can use instead. This blog explores the various ingredients that can be used as egg alternatives.
Eating seasonably fresh fruit and vegetables, is synonymous with the guidelines of the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ which is not as much of a diet, but rather a lifestyle that we can all strive to live by. During the upcoming weeks, my kitchen is going to be filled with winter fruit and veg so that I can cook up a few of my winter favourites: roasted vegetable trays, hearty soups, homely curries and stews, and warm baked goodies!
Outdoor play is an important part of childhood. It’s exciting to see children in their natural environment – exploring their surroundings, being curious about what’s around them and finding joy in...
“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” (Y, Harburg). Whether you hear the soft melody of Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz… or Israel...