Early learning child development blog

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Crawling isn't just a skill that is important to encourage for babies.   Crawling plays a crucial role in a child's motor development and helps lay the foundation for learning to read...

Why crawling is needed for preschoolers

Crawling isn't just a skill that is important to encourage for babies.   Crawling plays a crucial role in a child's motor development and helps lay the foundation for learning to read...

Why obstacle courses need to be included in early childhood planning

Why obstacle courses need to be included in ear...

My son Hugh used to love playing with blocks, puzzles, and sedentary table top activities when he was in kindergarten.   However, Hugh often avoided climbing frames, swings, slides, and balancing across...

Why obstacle courses need to be included in ear...

My son Hugh used to love playing with blocks, puzzles, and sedentary table top activities when he was in kindergarten.   However, Hugh often avoided climbing frames, swings, slides, and balancing across...

how to support children's separation anxiety

How to support children's separation anxiety

Can I let you in on a secret?  Separation anxiety isn't fixed by - expecting a child to 'deal with it' or ‘grow out of it’ - distracting the child...

How to support children's separation anxiety

Can I let you in on a secret?  Separation anxiety isn't fixed by - expecting a child to 'deal with it' or ‘grow out of it’ - distracting the child...

Core strength activities for children aged 2 years to 7 years

Core strength activities for children aged 2 ye...

This little man here is my son Hugh. He's now ten, he's had developmental delays since he was born, in particular his core strength has been one of his biggest...

Core strength activities for children aged 2 ye...

This little man here is my son Hugh. He's now ten, he's had developmental delays since he was born, in particular his core strength has been one of his biggest...

Sensory tool ideas for primary school

Sensory tool ideas for primary school

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting or group discussion, fidgeting with your pen, your hair, or your jewelry.   We all have sensory interests and sensory needs, because...

Sensory tool ideas for primary school

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting or group discussion, fidgeting with your pen, your hair, or your jewelry.   We all have sensory interests and sensory needs, because...

Play based learning for literacy skills

Play based learning for literacy skills

There is compelling evidence that children’s play has an important role in the development of language and literacy during the early years (Pyle, et. al.; Roskos & Christie, 2013).  ...

Play based learning for literacy skills

There is compelling evidence that children’s play has an important role in the development of language and literacy during the early years (Pyle, et. al.; Roskos & Christie, 2013).  ...