There’s nothing more whimsical and free than a child’s imagination. Over the course of childhood, a kid would play with so many toys that may or may not help them develop creativity. Digital applications are fun, but nothing beats toys that go beyond the screen. The best toys are those that allow kids to explore […]
Few things in life match the adrenaline rush of emerging victorious after a competitive game. Making the winning move in chess, the winning shot in basketball, or sticking the landing on your Level 10 gymnastics routine can make you feel like you’re on top of the world. That is, until you see the crestfallen look […]
The future of education is transforming right before our eyes. It’s understandable why most parents are now considering trading institutionalized education to homeschooling.
Different people may have different ways of learning, but man’s insatiable thirst to seek and consume new knowledge is universal. Learning never ends for as long as we’re alive, and there’s always something new to learn every single day.
Have you ever wondered how much easier life would be if people didn’t forget things? Think about all the grand things you could achieve if you have the ability to remember things the way Mike Ross did in Suits.
Beginning conversations about race, racial privilege, and discrimination are often difficult when children are young. This doesn’t mean however, that things should be simply swept under the carpet. Teaching children to recognise privilege, identifying social and racial injustices, noting when an individual has benefitted from a race-based privilege will help go a long way to […]
Race and racism are at the forefront of difficult issues and topics to discuss with children. In part because it forces us to confront our own thoughts, ideas and prejudices about the colour of our skin and that of the people around us. Yet it is important that we do address these difficult issues.
Times tables form the core of much of further and more advanced Mathematics and while it is often a boring chore, memorising times tables do indeed help in the long term Mathematical abilities and understanding. Being able to recall multiplication facts quickly also contributes to greater overall confidence in maths.
Almost everyone has that ONE teacher who sticks out in their memory – the one whose name immediately pops up in your head whenever the topic of unforgettable teachers comes up.
Since the advent of colour television, parents everywhere have been obsessed with limiting their kids’ screen times. The birth of the smartphone and social media has exacerbated fears that the digital world poses serious harm to the development of children. It didn’t help that researchers supposedly found connections between too much screen time and poor […]
Teaching young children the alphabet is a bit like inducting them in to a secret society. ‘You mean these weird shapes and squiggles actually mean something?’
Our favourite childhood toy, Lego, has been around since 1932. For decades, children have been playing with them building various sorts of structures – buildings, castles, Lego people, animals, cars… You name it, but it is really more than just a mere toy. Lego sets incorporate creativity and STEM activities with productive entertainment. From fiery […]
Screens are all around us in a myriad of forms, from the television to the computer, from the tablet to the mobile phone. There is hardly a child born in this day and age who will not have been exposed to a screen.
We love the idea of summer vacations; we imagine ourselves having picnics in grass-clad fields, kids enjoying thrilling rides in an amusement park, grown-ups having garden parties and barbecue nights while kids are busy in play-dates, and let’s not forget the beach.
One of my nieces is rather fond of reading. She has a large bookshelf that she keeps top-notch and up to date. She loves to talk about books and plans to write one too. My other niece is another story though. Whenever you hand her a book, she starts to whine, ‘I don’t like reading’, […]
When I was four years old, my father bought me a book I instantly fell in love with, ‘Milly Molly Mandy Stories’. While I could hardly read back then, I loved looking at the pictures and following the random adventures of a little girl while my parents read it aloud for me.
As a parent, you have lived through everything, or so you thought. The sleepless nights when your infant just wouldn’t close their eyes, the unbearable cluster feedings, tiny monsters rejecting solids and spitting out healthy spinach soup you just made, toddlers turning the whole house upside down and let’s not forget those never-ending tantrums. It […]
In one way or another, we feel connected to music. It can be a favorite song that takes you back in time with intense nostalgia, your old guitar with rusty strings that somehow still manages to make a sound or a beloved music box that slightly creeps you out, but you just can’t bring yourself […]