Play is probably the most powerful learning tool that there is for our children. Play is an incredibly important part of children’s learning and development. It supports their brain growth and cognitive development, physical development, and supports the way children learn social skills. Some of the things we do with our children may seem as though we are simply passing the time, and come very naturally to us as parents,… Read More »How do children learn through play?
From childminders, day nurseries, pre-schools and nursery schools, when it comes to choosing the right early years setting for your child, it can be overwhelming as the choice is vast. In this blog, we are going to unpick the kinds of settings that are available and what early years even is! The term ‘early years’ covers from when children are born to their fifth birthday when in educational terms they… Read More »How to choose the right early years setting for your child
Expanding your family is such an exciting time, you now know so much more, which hopefully has allayed some of those first time parent worries. However, you aren’t just preparing yourself for your growing family this time, but for your firstborn too. So how can you help prepare your child? Let’s explore that here a little more… When should I tell my child that they will be getting a new… Read More »How to prepare your child for a new baby…
The average length of pregnancy is between 37-42 weeks, and what actually causes labour to begin is still unknown. But there are few sound theories which can be used to help us figure what actually gets things going! One of the theories that scientists believe begin labour is an increase in the hormone oxytocin. Oxytocin is our love hormone, which is going to be the focus of this blog post… Read More »How does labour start?