Arts & crafts are a wonderful way to help encourage and develop your child’s fine motor skills, imagination and creativity. But what if the supplies they’re using are toxic and potentially harmful? Health expert, Katherine McMackin, shares her tips on what to avoid.
Play & Learning
Preschoolers sharpen their social, emotional and cognitive skills through play. Find out how to support their learning with a range of engaging games and activities.
Have you ever seen your child grab a spoon and pretend it’s a plane or pretended a banana is a phone? Your child is using an object to represent something else by giving it action and motion. But this pretend play is not as simple as it seems.
A child’s playroom is a place for creativity, fun and imagination. When designing the space you want, pick pieces that that are timeless and fashionable yet functional. Babytalk Design Experts, Christina Boschetti & Barette Widell, share 5 simple tips for creating the perfect playroom space.
No matter how hard we try to avoid it, technology is and always will be, a significant part of our children’s lives. The question is, how can we use it to benefit them and support their development.
There are lots of advantages for children who play in nature – from improved cognitive awareness and decreasing stress to improved physical fitness.
But if you’re the kind of parent who really prefers the indoors, how do you go about engaging your children with the natural world?
If you love books it’s natural to want to build that interest in your little ones too! The good news is that from your Tot’s youngest days you can start exposing them to books and build a love of literature. Here’s how…