Yearly Archives: 2014

Are we only skin deep?

    I was reading an article this morning on whether we were comfortable in our own skin and it got me thinking about skin and how we might perceive it and the many layers within which we might intellectualise the topic. With the relative ease of obtaining botox and plastic surgery many people today, appear to be so quick to change their appearance.

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Enjoying Water Play

    This is part of a very interesting article by Angie Dorrell M.A. from Earlychildhood NEWS, about water play and it’s educational significance, the link to the whole article is below. You can have fun in the bath with your children at home or enjoy a built in facility such as the one above. Of course water safety is paramount when children are

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Yoga For Kids

Just found an impressive video on YouTube called Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! The Presenter Jamie, cleverly uses storytelling to put children through a variety of Yoga moves. Exploring space, strength, balance, confidence and movement. Cosmic Kids offers a variety of Yoga experiences for children using story telling. There are numerous episodes, Lulu the Baby Lioness, Babs the Beaver, Marv

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Is PLAY important to a child’s Well Being?

Is play important to your child’s well being? It would seem that this is very much the case. There seems to be so many children attending out of school activities at such a frenetic rate, every minute of a child’s day is taken up with ballet, music, gym, tuition, athletics, baseball, basket ball… the list is endless…. Oh and yes…not to mention video games…!

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Babies Laughing

  This really touches my heart, there is nothing like the sound of a baby laughing and this is astonishing… four at one time… Clever Mummy and Daddy…a truly beautiful clip, thanks Utube. Have a great day.   Quad babies laughing Would love your feedback. Click on the article on the side of the home page to leave me a message or contact me

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Is Laughter the best medicine?

Is laughter the best medicine? Find out… This is such a great article from the Wanganui Chronicle a  local newspaper in New Zealand it resounds so magnificently with the objectives of this website. It is a direct quote from Google Alerts. I felt I could not say it any better. Enjoy. Kids love to laugh. Have you ever wondered why we laugh? There are

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The Nurturing Family

                             On my recent trip to Sri Lanka I learnt a new Elephant Song check this one out I feel deprived not learning this one in my childhood! Nellie the Elephant I was bought up on Rudyard Kipling’s How the Elephant got his Trunk. Loved the language … the great, grey-green

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Enjoy “Someone” this Holiday Season

  The iPad App for this book allows the option of hearing the story being read and also for the child to record and hear themselves reading the story. There are ‘puzzle me’ as well as ‘painting’ options so the child can make the story their own. The story can be used in the classroom or in the home as an adjunct … and

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“Laughter is life’s sweetest creation”

A dear friend of mine passed away recently and I found a beautiful Papyrus card to send to the family. The insignia on the back of the card was the hummingbird, the company logo, an extra attachment came with the card offering these words. Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace

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Are our kids laughing enough in their childhood?

It is interesting to ponder whether our children are laughing enough in their childhood and it is also interesting to think about this phase of our human growth called…. CHILDHOOD. We have come to accept the so called”childhood” phase as a developmental process that children go through. However historically this was not always the case. The Victorian era saw children used as cheap labour…….

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