Over the years we have learnt a far bit about the trials and tribulations of progressing through kindy and Daycare. Below are several articles that will helpful for Parents, children and Childare centers
Time is a precious commodity. Talk to any parent and “busy” is an understatement. Everyone will tell you that Lack of Time is the number one problem in their day to day lives. By the time household jobs, work commitments and time with the kids are covered, we often find ourselves collapsing into the lounge exhausted. Wrestling with work life balance is a luxury when working to support a family. We have little time for ourselves and before we know it this becomes our lifestyle.
Food…..it is a necessity to health and wellbeing and as adults is an enjoyable part of our social life. But add a child to the mix and it can fast become a source of anxiety. When my son was small he would eat anything. You could serve him up puree or finger foods and they would be devoured.
Yes they do! Our pillows have been carefully designed so that they are small enough to fit into our sheet bag. But if you don’t want the sheet bag our pillows are big enough that they can carry the sheets in a specially designed pocket.
As parents there is nothing more important than our health and the health of our families. As parents we are expected to be role models and be aware of teaching healthy habits to our children. This is not always easy in our busy lives when the couch is calling after a long week.
Being healthy refers to the elements of activity, healthy food choices and mental wellbeing. All three areas are interconnected but mental health is the heart of wellness and helps us stay active, make healthy eating choices and succeed in making positive changes in our lives. Habits and skills which we teach our children in childhood influence their decisions and behaviours for the rest of their lives.
3 Easy Ways to Celebrate the Magic of World Book Day
I know that the recent trend has been for the Children to Dress as their favourite Characters on World Book Day. But more and more I feel this is missing the point and the magic of being taken to another place and time as you read. I thought I would look at alternate things you can do to have a bit of fun with your children.
4 Ways to Celebrate St Patrick's Day with Children
Who doesn’t love St Patricks day and the fun and laughter associated. As a child I loved the excitement of looking for Leprechauns, and the strangeness of normal foods which suddenly turned green. What are fun things you can do with your family, so everyone can celebrate?
Looking for an easy and nutritious snack to pack? Try these cheese and bacon mini quiches! They're a great source of protein for growth and development of little muscles, and not to mention they’re extremely delicious!
Safer Internet use for children has hit the headlines in a disturbing week with the release of the Australian Federal Police report showing that Children as young as 4 are now at risk on the internet. It is a timely reminder to look at the access we allow children and how we supervise the time allowed on devices.
Overnight Oats - the easy nutritious breakfast your kids will love!
For a breakfast that is packed full of nutrients, is low GI for fuel that will last the whole day, as well as a whole lot of fun to make with the kids, try soaking your oats overnight for the quickest breakfast all week long!
Our Australian School Holiday Calendar for 2018 is a great guide to help you make plans for the rest of the year. Conveniently divided into states, it makes it easy to find when your child will start and finish their holidays.
Why Children who make their beds are forming a powerful habit for success
“But mum, do I have to…
As a young child, I remember being stubbornly resistant to making my bed in the morning. It seemed a rather pointless task, in my young five year old mind, considering I would be snuggled back in its covers that very night. However to my mother’s credit she persisted and eventually, though reluctantly, I started to pull up the covers and arrange my teddies in a neat row.
What do I need to bring to Daycare? That question is asked by many parents. Each Daycare Centre is run a little differently and provides a wide range of services to their parents. We have compiled a list of items which are needed; however ask your daycare if they have an official checklist for their parents. They will know what is best to bring for their program.
Importantly, Daycares & Childcares require you to label everything. That way your belongings return to their correct homes.