Between the ages of 4 and 5, your child will conquer one huge milestone: starting school. What speech, language, play and social skills do they need to know? We get asked by many parents whether they need to know their alphabet, or how to read before they get to school. Let’s see what communication and play skills 5 year olds should demonstrate and how you can continue supporting your child’s learning. Keep reading or listen to the blog below:Continue reading “What do I need to know about 5 year olds?”
Have you ever shared an experience with someone where instead of feeling heard, you were on the receiving end of sympathy, comparison or worse, a lack of interest?
Empathy has the power to make or break personal and professional relationships. It is a cognitive skill that develops over time. We are all born with the potential to develop empathy but it is a taught skill, arguably the most important skill a parent can teach their child.
Have you got a baby shower coming up? We all know books are a perfect addition to any nursery but did you know that there are books specifically designed to capture the attention of young babies? Read on to see the best ones we recommend. Continue reading “Best Books for Babies”
Let’s explore the second half of our Be Brave box. If you missed the first unboxing blog post, you can check it out here. Our newest Be Brave box uses picture books with courageous characters and activities, to enrich your child’s speaking, listening and early literacy skills. Keep reading to find out more about each activity we have in the box (spoiler alert!)
Some parents may be very familiar with Fancy Nancy (http://www.fancynancyworld.com/) – a fictional children’s book character who loves anything ‘fancy’. The books encourages kids to use sophisticated vocabulary like scrumptious (instead of yummy), exquisite (instead of pretty), gigantic (instead of big). While it is exciting for kids to delve into Nancy’s fancy world of delectable cupcakes, aspiring artistry and spectacular soccer games, there is merit in what the author is trying to do. Continue reading “Are your kids Fancy Nancys?”