4 QUICK REASONS WHY YOU NEED TO READ TO CHILDREN EVERY DAY

I’ve never been much of a reader. I don’t remember having been read to as a child.  I do remember going through school and if there was a book that we had to read for a project,  I watched the movie and just hoped that that was good enough.There have been the odd time in […]

Helping Kids Through The Emotional Change Of Starting Big School

With my son starting kindy next week (eek) I’ve found myself pondering all the changes that he’s about to go through. No more eating and grazing whenever he feels hungry. No more free play and run of the nature enriched playground. No more digging in mud and climbing trees barefoot. No more sleeping in until […]

6 Tips and Tricks for Getting Kids to Sleep at Night

6 Tips and Tricks for Getting Kids to Sleep at Night Hint: Read them a bedtime story and they’ll be snoozing in no time   Getting the kids to bed on time and sleeping soundly at night is one of the biggest concerns facing parents. Almost every parent will have this problem at one time […]

Activities for Kids to Learn About Sustainability

Activities for Kids to Learn About Sustainability   Sustainability has a rather broad definition depending on who you ask. But it all comes down to the impact we have on the earth. Talking about sustainability with children is important because the early habits they establish now can have a more positive impact on the environment.  […]

4 Signs Kids Are Ready to Read

4 Signs Kids Are Ready to Read It’s a major milestone that many parents look forward to – The day their child speaks their first word. Then, language accelerates at a breakneck pace as toddlers begin to form two to four word sentences between one to two years of age. To continue developing the language […]

Why Everyone Should be Reading Regularly

Why Everyone Should be Reading Regularly Reading can make you a better person in more ways than one. And not just the typical reading you do on a daily basis like checking emails or browsing through your feed but the kind that is thought-provoking and engrossing. Committing only a small part of your day to […]

How Reading Can Calm Your Child’s Mind

How Reading Can Calm Your Child’s Mind Parents have been reading bedtime stories to their children for generations, and now it’s known that this activity has many benefits, including quieting the child’s mind. Reading to children on the autism spectrum, those with disabilities, anxiety or depression, or other mental health challenges can help to calm […]