Albert Einstein famously stated that imagination is far more important than knowledge. As a society, we know about the importance of using our creativity and imagination to experiment and solve problems. But how important is creativity, specifically in the form of role playing, for child development? Can pretending to be a certain character or in […]
How Can Play Meet Children’s Individual Developmental Needs?
Play is often associated with the fun parts of life, but it’s also a wonderful way to meet a child’s cognitive, emotional, and physical needs. We’re looking at all the parts that make play important in child development, children’s individual needs, and what you can do to help your little one. Let’s get our thinking […]
A lot of planning goes into having children, from choosing schools to factoring another person into your finances. Later down the line, you’ll need to find space for all their toys and belongings and figure out where you’re going to store the footballs, dress-up boxes and the doll’s pram! However, when it comes to preparing […]
14 of the Best Imaginative Play Toys to Encourage Your Child’s Development
Children are full of creativity and imagination, making each of them unique. You can learn a lot about your child through the toys they play with and what helps them express such imagination. In this guide, we’ll look at how certain toys can help your child’s development and some of the best imaginative play toys […]
Why is Creative Play Important for Children’s Development?
Creative activities provide a space for children to develop emotionally, mentally, physically, and socially. Teaching them to express new ideas through a creative activity helps to develop their brains and increases their confidence. It is important to expose children to different styles of creative expression so they can discover how they can best express their […]
Why is Outdoor Play Important to Children’s Learning and Development?
Children these days are living quite a different life than what our parents or even ourselves remember from our early childhood years. Academic pressures have increased while living space has rapidly decreased, and so has the amount of time spent in nature. Screens have taken over a lot of our attention, whether for learning, working […]
How Does Play Help Children’s Physical Development? Everything You Need to Know!
If you want to improve your child’s fine motor skills, gross motor skills, balance and spacial awareness, then incorporating various forms of play into their daily routine is the way to go. It is well known that play is vitally important for your child’s physical development. But how? Keep reading to find out! What is […]
How Does Play Help Children’s Emotional Development? Everything You Need to Know!
When a child plays with others, they learn how their behaviour can impact the emotional well-being of themselves and people around them. They also learn about expressing emotions healthily, which builds emotional resilience and regulation. Psychologists have found that play is as vital for a child’s development as educational lessons are. Keep reading to discover […]
Unwrapped: The Real Christmas Treat Portions 2022
Just how much of our favourite festive treats should we consume this Christmas? With the nights starting to draw in and the countdown to Christmas underway, supermarkets everywhere are stocking our favourite Christmas treats that help to turn the cold winter months into a cosy festive period. And with the range of Christmas goodies growing […]
The World’s Favourite Halloween Party Songs
Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means… It’s time to get out the fake blood, spooky snacks and ghoulish decor for your Halloween-themed party. The only thing you don’t have to worry about is the soundtrack, as we’ve found the ultimate Halloween party playlist with the best songs for your […]