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Creating a ‘Worry Basket’: Tools for Regulation

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Jan19
We have had a worry basket for my son for some time now. In that time it has been updated and changed many when needed and it sits at the top of his bookshelf in his bedroom, a place that is his own and in a location out of reach

Ethical + Sustainable Toys: A Cheatsheet

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Jan19
More families are choosing to shop ethical. Purchasing otherwise perpetuates an industry that exploits workers, which unfortunately includes children. This means they are not paid a wage they need to thrive and are made to work in conditions that are unsafe. Toys manufactured in such environments are often not bound

The Foundations of a Play Space

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Jan19
Play is the work of the child! Therefore, as much as it would be important to provide a home office to accommodate the work of adults, it is just as important to have a designated space to facilitate the development of our child. Play is not just a process that

What is a Growth Mindset? Fostering Resilience in Children

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Sep11
Success is often defined by the presence of external factors that somehow demonstrate that we are worthy. A certificate, award, our job titles or perhaps material possessions and the attribution of wealth. Despite the attainment of all of these things, one could still lead an unhappy life. Our mindset forms

How to have a less wasteful party

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Aug21
I’ve titled this “less wasteful” as this shouldn’t feel daunting. Even adopting a few of these ideas will make a difference. Here are my top tips for having a less wasteful party. D E C O R A T I O N S I know kids love balloons. My 3

What is Holistic Education?

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Aug21
Self-reflective, creative, intrinsically motivated beings with a balanced world view is the ultimate goal of holistic education. Holistic education models celebrate the child for who they are, here and now. Acknowledging and supporting their life experiences and barriers and adopting a solution focused mentality that works with the child to

Helping them find their Calm: Strategies for Emotion Regulation

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Jul17
Each child is their own person, with their own complex set of feelings and needs. Every feeling is valid, can be acknowledged and supported. We may take the time to hold our child’s hand as they learn to walk, measure their growth and ensure they eat the foods they need

Using Connection to Support Children

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Jul17
We are hard wired to need connection. We have an innate need to feel safe with someone, that they can meet our physical and emotional needs. That we feel loved and that we belong. This sense of connection has a huge impact on the emotional resilience of our children. There

The Village: why we need it and how to build it

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Jul10
There is a lovely African proverb: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ African culture recognises that parenting is a shared responsibility – a communal affair – not just the concern of parents or grandparents, but of the extended family. Uncles, aunts, cousins, neighbours and friends can all be

Tips for Curating a Nature Table

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Jun27
A nature display is an enchanting way for children to engage with the environment around then and invite nature play and learning. The display can be within a small tray or on a dedicated shelf or table. The idea is that the contents change with the seasons, thus serving to

What is a Growth Mindset? Fostering Resilience in Children

Success is often defined by the presence of
external factors that somehow demonstrate that we are worthy. A certificate,
award, our job titles or perhaps material possessions and the attribution of
wealth. Despite the attainment of all of these things, one could still lead an
unhappy life.Our mindset forms the lens in which we see the world.
This mindset is […]

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How to have a less wasteful party

I’ve titled this “less wasteful” as this shouldn’t feel daunting. Even adopting a few of these ideas will make a difference.Here are my top tips for having a less wasteful party.D E C O R A T I O N SI know kids love balloons. My 3 year old adores balloons (it kills me). But […]

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What is Holistic Education?

Self-reflective, creative,
intrinsically motivated beings with a balanced world view is the ultimate goal
of holistic education.Holistic education models celebrate
the child for who they are, here and now. Acknowledging and supporting their
life experiences and barriers and adopting a solution focused mentality that
works with the child to explore what works and what went well, instead of
placing an emphasis […]

Read More

Using Connection to Support Children

We are hard wired to need connection. We have an innate need
to feel safe with someone, that they can meet our physical and emotional needs.
That we feel loved and that we belong.This sense of connection has a huge impact on the emotional
resilience of our children. There are many ways we can support the emotions of
our […]

Read More

The Village: why we need it and how to build it

There is a lovely African
proverb: ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ African culture recognises that
parenting is a shared responsibility – a communal affair – not just the concern
of parents or grandparents, but of the extended family. Uncles, aunts, cousins,
neighbours and friends can all be involved, and all have a part to play.In our […]

Read More

Tips for Curating a Nature Table

A nature display is an enchanting way for children to engage
with the environment around then and invite nature play and learning.The display can be within a small tray or on a dedicated
shelf or table. The idea is that the contents change with the seasons, thus
serving to connect children with the rhythms of the natural world. […]

Read More

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