• HOW MUCH SLEEP DO SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN REALLY NEED?

    Written by Olivia Arrow Sleep is an essential aspect of a child’s overall health and well-being. For school-aged children, it plays a crucial role in their physical, cognitive, and emotional development. However, with the demands of school, extracurricular activities, and screen time, many children are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. In this article, we will discuss the importance of sleep for school-aged children and how much sleep they need to thrive. Why is sleep important for school-aged children? Sleep is essential for children of all ages, but it becomes even more critical during school-aged years. This is because sleep helps children to grow and develop both physically and…

  • WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO FORM A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATOR

    Written by Olivia Arrow As a parent, one of the most important relationships you can have is with your child’s educator. This person plays a vital role in your child’s life, as they are responsible for not only educating them but also shaping their character and social skills. Forming a strong and positive relationship with your child’s educator can have a significant impact on your child’s academic and personal development. In this article, we will discuss the importance of forming a relationship with your child’s educator and some tips on how to do so effectively. First and foremost, building a positive relationship with your child’s educator can greatly benefit your…

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLAY BASED LEARNING IN STAGE 1 OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

    Written by Olivia Arrow Play based learning is a teaching approach that incorporates elements of play into the learning process. It is commonly used in the early years of schooling, particularly in Stage 1, which includes Kindergarten and years 1 and 2 of primary school. This approach has gained popularity in recent years, as educators and parents have recognised its many benefits for young learners. In play based learning, children are encouraged to explore, experiment, and create in a fun and engaging environment. Rather than traditional teacher-led instruction, play based learning focuses on child-initiated activities and hands-on experiences. This approach allows children to develop a variety of skills, both cognitive…

  • WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CHILD’S FIRST YEAR OF SCHOOL!

    Written by Olivia Arrow The first year of school marks a significant milestone in a child’s life. It can be both exciting and nerve-wracking for both the child and the parents. As a parent, you may have a lot of questions and concerns about what to expect during this crucial year. In this article, we will discuss what you can expect from your child in their first year of school. Academic Development The first year of school is all about laying a strong foundation for learning. Your child will be introduced to basic concepts like numbers, letters, and shapes. They will also learn to recognise and write their name. The…

  • PARENTING CHILDREN IN THE AGE OF SCREENS 

    Written by Liza John  Parenting has, is, and will never be an easy task. Parents do often find themselves at their wits ends, trying to discipline their naughty toddlers or trying to deal with teens who want their “freedom and privacy” regardless of the age they live in. But today, parents have a new challenge to deal with, screens.   Visualize a child in the 90s, you’d probably be thinking about a child with a toy in one hand. Similarly, if you were to think of a child in today’s world, you’d probably have a picture of a child casually swiping away at a smartphone screen. Let’s face it, we are…

  • SLEEP PROBLEMS IN KIDS

    Written by Liza John   Sleep is an indispensable part of our routine, that is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Research suggests that kids who get enough sleep have heightened attention, improved behaviour, and better overall mental and physical health. On the other hand, lack of sleep has been linked to obesity, high blood pressure, depression, and many other lifestyle problems.    Kids need at least 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Sleep problems may lead to poor quality and inadequate amounts of sleep. Sleep problems are a rather common occurrence in children, especially the young ones. Bedtime fears, insomnia, sleep apnoea, and sleep walking can all prevent your child…

  • TECHNOLOGY USE CAN CAUSE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN CHILDREN 

    Written by Liza John  Human beings are the farthest from nature than ever have been till date. Worse, the distance is increasing. Worst, they seldom realise or acknowledge the harm. But was this stretching course taken voluntarily? Well, yes and no. Hi-tech is an asset in innumerable ways, yet we can’t overshadow the dark side of it.   From 2020, the world has been going through constant changes. You can no longer see children hurrying to the school building not to get themselves late.   Now they are probably circumscribed within the four walls of their house, eyes pointed to the big, luminous screen, doing their online classes, or surfing the internet.…

  • NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON CHILDREN  

    Written by Liza John  From mobile phones and web-based entertainment to TV and tablet-based toys, the present children are continually immersed in technology. While youngsters and teenagers really must foster a fitness for technology, all things considered, a lot of technology use can impede their well-being.   The adverse consequences run the range from obesity and lifestyle issues to social and behavioural problems. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you must get rid of tech altogether. Rather, you should know about the impacts that technology can have on children and foster methodologies to reduce their screen time.  Childhood Obesity and Technology  Kids now tend to spend less time outside doing physical activities,…

  • HOW AND WHEN TO LIMIT KIDS’ TECH USE

    Written by Liza John  As parents, we always try to do our best to secure our children’s’ well-being and success. Today, the whole world revolves around technology, so that means you must teach your children to use tech in a healthy way and help them be responsible and successful digital citizens.  While it is true that electronic gadgets do keep your children busy and give you the time to do your work in peace, too much screen time can be detrimental to their health. Setting limits to your kid’s screen time in today’s screen-filled world can seem impossible.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, smartphones and virtual screens acted as a lifeline…

  • TIPS ON RAISING A BILINGUAL CHILD

    Written by Liza John  Having a firm grasp of more than one language is certainly an asset. Not only does this improve one’s ability to communicate, but it also enhances brain function, especially in developing brains. Hence, it’s no wonder that many parents want their child to speak more than one language.   Maybe you want your child to be in touch with their heritage and learn the language you grew up with, or you just feel that knowing another language can help your little one.   Either way, raising a bilingual or a multilingual child requires commitment, effort, and lots of support. Here are a few tips to aid you in…