Night terrors can be scary but are rarely something of concern. Implementing better sleep routines and ensuring your child gets rest that is needed, which is a solid 11 to 12 hours of sleep, can improve their sleep quality and lesson the occurrence of night terrors.
Parties Are Simply the Best!
What’s not to love about getting to spend a large portion of the day with your friends, laughing and running around celebrating life! As a parent, however, planning and hosting your child’s birthday party can feel like an epic responsibility, even if you are as excited as they are.
How Do We Get Back To The Village?
But, the past century has drastically changed the concept of community, no matter if you live in a rural area, a suburban neighbourhood, or an urban metropolis. Families no longer co-habit as intergenerationally as they once did, especially as the appeal of the nuclear family began to increase.
Add to that the fact that extended families often fracture and live further and further apart. We are so caught up in the reality of constant “busy-ness” that we don’t even take time to get to know our neighbours.
Hang and Hit Games for Eye Hand Coordination
You may see this skill referred to as eye-hand coordination. It’s the control and movement of the eyes and hands that guide our reaching and grasping movements. It uses the proprioceptive system in the hand and/or legs and visual system to coordinate these movements. Read more in this blog for awesome activities that will help your children master this skill.
Life’s a Gift. Celebrate It!
Have you ever stopped to think about why we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays? It’s not “just” a festive thing to do, it’s a way to stop, cherish and reaffirm the things we value in our lives.
Body Awareness: Footprint Fun
Looking for a fun and easy activity to get the kids moving? Do you have a sensory seeking child? In this blog we explore some fun body awareness activities with footprint fun games. Enjoy.
Developing Creativity and Imagination Skills
What is creativity and why do we need it?
Much of creativity does not necessarily have to do with the arts. Activities in our everyday lives provide us with numerous opportunities for problem solving, lateral thinking and widening our thought patterns,” comments Liz Senior, Occupational Therapist and Founder of Clamber Club. “While creativity is a skill that should be nurtured from a very young age, it is something that we continue to develop throughout our lives,” she adds.
Repetition Is The Secret of Perfection
Repetition is a necessary building block that allows children to form neural pathways and to strengthen connections in the brain that will help them learn. Repetition in early childhood learning is one of the most important fundamentals in child development.
Strengthening Little Fingers and Hands
Hand strength is an important area of development. Kids who struggle with hand strength may have difficulty with grasping a pencil, colouring, holding, using scissors, attaching a seatbelt, squeezing a glue bottle, opening, and managing food containers or tying their shoes. However, there are tons of creative and playful activities for kids that can target hand muscle strength. We explore one of our favourite activities in this blog. Try it with your little ones…we promise that they’ll have heaps of fun!
How To Develop Gross Motor Skills
Helping children stay physically active is essential to promoting healthy habits that last a lifetime. When you make physical activity fun, kids are likely to participate. In this blog we look at...
x10 Core Exercises for Kids
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.
Healthy Veggie Fries
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.
‘Turnip’ in the kitchen with your kids!
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...
x10 Ball Games for Babies
Are you looking for fun ball activities for your babies? You’re in the right spot! In this blog we explore a few fun activities that are a huge hit with infants in our Clamber Club real-time BABY...
Love Your Job With Clamber Club
Through its franchising network and national footprint, Clamber Club offers extra mural classes for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers, that have been developed and perfected by occupational therapists, physiotherapists, teachers, and early-learning educators.
Great Ideas to Promote a Healthy Tactile System
When the tactile sense is fully functioning, children are secure and organised enough in their bodies to be able to respond to all of the other sensory information they encounter each day. They...
Bean Bag Fun and Games
Bean bag activities for kids work on hand-eye coordination, body awareness, concentration, and integration of motor skills like touch, movement, proprioception, and vision. Parents, carers,...
Finger Painting and other Creative Endeavours
Finger painting is great for young children's development! Giving children opportunities to paint with their fingers helps them develop their fine motor skills and encourages them to be creative....