Brief History of the North American Teepee

A Brief History of the Teepee in North America Teepees, also known as tepees or tipis are a native American home used and constructed by the plains Indians of North America. Although not thought to be the invention of the plains Indian, that honor reputedly goes to...

What is Sensory Play

These days, everyone is talking about sensory play. But just what exactly is sensory play? Simply put, sensory play includes any activity that stimulates your child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. Sensory play activities generally refer to activities...

5 Fun DIY Science Experiments for Kids

Bestowing a love for science in your children is a great thing to do while they are young. This doesn’t mean that they are going to grow up to be scientists but at least they will consider it. Giving your child exposure to fun science experiments can help them...

Sensory Activities for Infants & Babies

Babies can do so many things!  They are so keen to explore everything and they just love to discover and play.  Here are some fantastic sensory activities for babies, particularly once they’re sitting on their own.  These activities will be enjoyed through toddler...

Kids Learn Through Play

There is hardly any denying that movement or motor skills are a focal aspect of young children’s` lives. It is an important dimension of all aspects of their optimal development, whether in the cognitive, motor or effective realms of human sociology. Those who deny...

FIVE LESSONS FOR HELPING YOUR CHILDREN LEARN MATHS

In his book And the Skylark Sings with Me: Adventures in Home schooling and Community-Based Education, David Albert shares five lessons he learnt about teaching maths to his daughters.  Never expect that what worked for one child at a particular chronological age will...

Keeping Our Kids Active and Healthy

While we want our children to develop, mentally and emotionally, the physical side of it is really important too! We have five simple suggestions in this post for physical activities that children can be engaged in that will help them lead a lifetime of being active....

Toddler Development

A toddler is a child whose age ranges from one to three. The word is derived from, ` toddle’, which means to walk unsteadily. Toddlers should be taught the boundaries of acceptable and non acceptable behaviors as early as this stage. They always strive to be more...

Babies Painting

There are many activities that babies get involved in during growth and development. Games, playing with toys, drawing, oral literature, storytelling, among many painting. Painting is an activity introduced by many in the early stages of child development. As early as...