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06 NovReflections on Play: Social Skills & Connection


We are all friends together. Connection to the people we spend time with is really important for our emotional and mental…

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31 OctLet’s be curious about colour and texture!


Shades, tones, brightness, saturation, there are so many aspects to every colour we see! Think about how many colours we see…

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14 OctReading with your children


Why reading is so important The number of different words a baby hears each day is the single  most important predictor…

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02 OctImagination: Faeries and Scaries 


As it’s coming to the time of year where our children consider costumes, dress up and sharing scariness, I wondered about…

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20 AugHelping our Children with Change


To change, to make or become different. Alter or replace, transform, or convert. A time for us all to try something…

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25 JunCreating and Learning Through Art: Art Activities for Children


I love art. I have always loved art. I am fascinated by any kind of art. I am puzzled by some…

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19 JunMulti-Sensory Play Activity Ideas


In Early years, we never seem to be finished talking about sensorial play, multi-sensory experiences, and environments for the senses! When…

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04 JunNew to movement: encouraging your newborn


Curiosity Your newborn baby may want to explore, and in fact has an inbuilt need to experience the world around him,…

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28 MayPlay with Phones: Alternatives to Screen time


My Experience I grew up in the country, in a little village in the middle of nowhere so the house phone…

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20 MayUsing Nature to Nurture


I had wanted to write this wee reflection before we found ourselves in this challenging current climate but now it is…

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08 MayEmpathy in Early Years


When we consider how the world works from the eyes of the early year’s child, we are trying to foster skills…

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20 AprTechnology in Early Years


Technology has become integrated in our everyday lives. From a young age, our children will learn to use technology and it…

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10 AprPlay and learn from home: Bouncing around


Every new baby born into the world will be given a ball as a gift. At the beginning it will be…

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03 AprPlay and Learn at Home: Giant Steps and Fairy Steps 


If you think about walking, the first time a child takes a step is huge. Our babies physically develop from the…

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26 MarPlay and learn at home: Drop, Bounce and Roll 


There is a huge amount of research around the importance of the play shared at home. Much of it suggests that…

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19 MarFive play and learning activities you can do from home


Gloop   Cornflour is an amazing ingredient to make a fabulous concoction with – gloop! Soft and runny until you hold…

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