Here are some tips about your child’s early years.. but most importantly

Always remember- You excel at raising your child … I hope you enjoy this fun play on the words “Formative years” and learn some valuable tips aswell….   Sometimes as a  parent it may feel a little daunting when you hear words like Formative years  but they really are wonderful. Read on for some simple … Read more Here are some tips about your child’s early years.. but most importantly

Learning about Nature -Let’s chat about leaves

Coming into Autumn now and we can see the leaves beginning to change colour ….    You can have a little chat with the children. This encourages them to become observant and watch what is happening around them. In Summer the trees are covered with green leaves. Green leaves make food for the tree. They … Read more Learning about Nature -Let’s chat about leaves

Learning is fun – toy car activities

I hope you and your children enjoy these simple activities where they will be learning without even realising it… Lots of parents say to me ” my little one loves to play with one thing in particular”. I know my son used to be completely fascinated by anything to do with cars, wheels etc.   So … Read more Learning is fun – toy car activities

Butterfly eggs – Why are they sticky?

Let’s have fun finding out why Butterfly eggs are sticky…   Chat to your child and explain how…. The butterfly lays the eggs on the leaf close to the light. This is because the caterpillar likes to eat the sweetest leaves near the light. Another reason the butterfly  is so clever is, the little eggs are … Read more Butterfly eggs – Why are they sticky?

Does this feel – Rough or smooth?

What do you think it feels like?           SORTING – ROUGH AND  SMOOTH 3 tables Have a collection of rough and smooth items on the middle table. For example – book, crayon, basket, sandpaper letter, piece of sandpaper, fabric- cotton, wool, linen, velvet, flax, stones, Ribbon, plastic peg, ruler, sheet paper, … Read more Does this feel – Rough or smooth?

I wonder which animals live on the farm? Have a chat….

You can have great fun with your little ones chatting about who might live on the farm. This is the time of year when you might see new born baby lambs. The children love hearing about baby animals and their Mums. I wonder will they get to see some baby chicks this spring ? Here … Read more I wonder which animals live on the farm? Have a chat….

Introducing new tastes – Do you like sweet or sour ?

  Healthy eating – making juice. A lovely idea would be to have an old fashioned juice extractor. Have oranges lemons and limes. Let the children squeeze out the juice and then have a little taste. A good way to introduce contrast – bitter – sweet. Prepare for giggles and some grimaces. This is a … Read more Introducing new tastes – Do you like sweet or sour ?

Have fun learning about different cultures –

 26th January it is Republic Day in India & it is also Australia day Perhaps you might like to compare the two and see how your own culture has differences or similarities   Have fun….  It is lovely to introduce your children to learning about different Cultures. Here are some ideas / sparks you might … Read more Have fun learning about different cultures –

What do you wear ? Winter sports

  Have a chat with your little ones about what they might wear on their feet and head in different sports. In winter time you might like to try ice skating What would you wear on your feet?   I wonder what you would wear on your feet if you go skiing? What else do … Read more What do you wear ? Winter sports