Adventures in Early Childhood

We've put together a handful of great recipes for messy play fun. We say don't be afraid of the mess! As you go through these recipes think about the the different ways in which the children can explore and what they can learn.

Going Outdoors

Have you ever noticed how, when you are out in an open space like a park, or as part of a walk, one of the first things your small child wants to do, is let go of your hand and tear off........?  The open space is so exciting and being active is vital for your child's growth and development. However, we as parents almost immediately start to worry.  What if they run out of sight? What if they trip and fall? What if they bump into somebody / something? What if.....?

Messy Play

The words 'messy play' can strike fear into the heart of many a parent! 'Messy Play??!!?. Good grief... think of the...well....mess?' However by providing a few messy play materials at home you can ensure hours of constructive and fun play for your little one, without breaking the bank into the bargain.

When do babies start talking

Laying the foundations for speech - This is the first of two posts focusing on language development in babies and toddlers. This article briefly outlines the main precursors to speech. To find out more about how you can support you toddler as speech emerges please see my Top Tips for Talking.

Why Children Need Choices

Most of us would agree that people should have the freedom to make choices about their own lives – from the everyday, immediate ‘what to eat/wear/do?’ to decisions relating to money, career, relationships etc. And we should get to chose, shouldn’t we. After all, each of us is a unique individual with our own likes and dislikes. With a preferred way of doing things. With our own opinions and views and priorities.

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