Child-led play is exactly what it sounds like; children choose what to play and the adults follow the child’s lead. The sole purpose of this type of play is to allow children to explore and discover independently whilst making their own choices and decisions about what to do.
We’ve put together some tips to help you encourage child-led play whilst also identifying learning opportunities:
Nightmares are common in both children and adults, but they affect children very differently.
Adults can understand upon waking that the nightmare wasn’t real, but this isn’t so easy for young children, as the fear they feel during a nightmare can overwhelm rational thought when they wake.
That’s why we’ve put together some advice to help you support your child whenever a nightmare occurs.
Is your child being clingy? Are you finding it difficult to use the bathroom without your child barging in or crying at the door? Having difficulty leaving them at nursery or with your nanny while you leave for work?
Clinginess is actually a normal phase of development that most children go through at one time or another during their development and whilst it can be difficult for both children and parents to go through, we’ve put together our top tips to help you manage.
When you think of a British Nanny, the first thought to pop into your mind is quite possibly Mary Poppins, and whilst the average British nanny doesn’t boast flying umbrella’s or the ability to jump into paintings, they are practically perfect in every way.
The USA is seeing a steady rise in the popularity of the British nanny and there are several reasons for this. Here are our top reasons why you should hire a British nanny for your family:
As the hot weather we’ve been experiencing in the UK is set to continue for at least another two weeks, the Met Office has issued a level 2 heat health alert for all areas of the UK, which is why we’ve put together some advice to ensure that everyone stays safe this summer!
Camping is the perfect summer activity for families, especially those on a low budget.
That’s why we’ve put together our top 5 reasons why you should take your child camping this summer:
1. Disconnect – Technology is everywhere. We’re in the digital age, which makes it almost unavoidable. Whether it’s TV, smartphones, computers, video games, or tablets; it’s thought that too much screen time can be linked to ADHD, obesity and sleep disorders. Camping allows you to leave the technology at home, immerse yourself in nature and disconnect from the digital world.
Help children to stay cool this summer with these 5, fun and simple water activities!
- Does it sink or float experiment for toddlers!
- Painting with Ice – perfect for all ages!
- The sponge toss is extremely simple and lots of fun!
- This water sensory table is perfect for toddlers!
- Try this water balloon pinata activity to cool down fast!
What’s your child’s favourite summer water activity? Share your suggestions in the comments!
If you’re hiring a nanny for the first time, it can be difficult to know which questions you need to ask. How do you identify a good nanny from a nanny that just isn’t suited to you and your family? How do you know that you’ve chosen the perfect nanny for your children?
We’ve put together a list of our top 10 interview questions to ask your nanny job applicants to help you determine who’s the cream of the crop:
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