Flying With A Toddler – 15 Tips and Ideas
19 July

Flying With A Toddler – 15 Tips and Ideas

  I’m not going to lie to you — flying with a toddler isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It can be downright traumatic at times, especially if you haven’t put any thought and preparation into your upcoming flight. Rest assured, sometimes you’ll get lucky and have an enjoyable, relaxed flight with your toddler. In which case, you’ll totally feel like doing a happy dance right there in the isle, all the way up to the cockpit and back. But if you’re a parent who doesn’t want to leave flying with a toddler to chance, then you must read on.     You’ll discover my very best tips for air travel with a terrific toddler in tow. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of toddler air travel, while travelling the world for Around The World + Kids. With twelve months of flights and changing cities and...
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Rough and Tumble play - A guide
19 July

Rough and Tumble play - A guide

  Key points   -Rough play develops strength, movement and social skills. It’s also fun! -Play fighting is different from real fighting. In play fighting, children smile and laugh. -If children are playing rough, some ground rules can prevent them from getting hurt.       Rough play: what it is and why children do it Rough-and-tumble play is when children do things like climb over each other, wrestle, roll around and even pretend to fight.   Rough play is probably a basic human instinct that helps children develop many skills – but mostly children like this kind of play because it’s fun!   Rough play helps young children: - understand the limits of their strength - explore their changing positions in space - find out what other children will and won’t let them do - work out social relationships as they play roles, take turns and sort out personal...
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Raise a Child Who Loves to Read
19 July

Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

      Forget Baby Einstein. Research shows that reading to children and discussing the book as you read is the single best way to increase your child’s IQ and instill a love of reading.   Does your child read every day, not because it’s assigned, but just for fun? Some kids do, and those are the kids who do better academically, at every step of the way. School performance correlates more directly with children's reading scores than any other single indicator. Children who choose to read independently become better readers, score higher on achievement tests in all subject areas, and have greater content knowledge than those who don't.   Most parents buy board books for their babies and say they hope they'll love reading. And yet, by middle school, most kids stop reading books that aren't assigned in school. In the USA, an alarming 65 percent of fourth graders...
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Want A More Engaged & Independent Playtime? Try This Simple Method
19 July

Want A More Engaged & Independent Playtime? Try This Simple Method

Imagine an independent playtime, where your child learns, develops new skills—and that doesn't involve tablets, television, beeping-bopping toys, or headache-inducing clutter. According to Simone Davies, teacher and author, it exists. Davies is the author of the new book The Montessori Toddler : A parent's guide to raising a curious and responsible human being, where she breaks down the century-old teaching method. The Montessori method is a child-rearing framework with the basic principle that children, naturally, are eager to be independent and learn if you give them an encouraging environment.     "It subverts our normal expectations for teaching, which is top-down: where the teacher stands in front of the room and leads the classroom," says Davies. "In this method, we let the children control what and how they learn [within certain perimeters]. It creates a setting that is very hands-on; we want them to engage and grow by trying it...
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The best toys for kids - Choosing toys!
19 July

The best toys for kids - Choosing toys!

  Toys can be a great way to kickstart your child’s play and support your child’s development. But your child might not need as many toys as you think. The best toys for children are ‘open-ended’. These are the toys that your child can use in lots of different ways. They encourage your child to use her imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills. Open-ended toys include: Blocks – one day your child uses them to build a tower, and the next day he might bring the block up to his ear and pretend it’s a phone. Balls – they’re great to bounce, look at, roll, hold and throw. Cardboard boxes – your child can pretend these are shop counters, ovens, cars, boats, doll houses and more. Dress-ups – with some hand-me-down clothes and bits of fabric, your child can become anything or anyone he likes. Crafty bits and pieces – coloured...
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Flying With A Toddler – 15 Tips and Ideas
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Flying With A Toddler – 15 Tips and Ideas

  I’m not going to lie to you...
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Rough and Tumble play - A guide
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Rough and Tumble play - A guide

  Key points   -Rough play develops strength,...
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Raise a Child Who Loves to Read
Jul 19, 2021

Raise a Child Who Loves to Read

      Forget Baby Einstein. Research shows...
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Want A More Engaged & Independent Playtime? Try This Simple Method
Jul 19, 2021

Want A More Engaged & Independent Playtime? Try This Simple Method

Imagine an independent playtime, where your child learns,...
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