Seven tips on introducing practical life activities

“If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them to advance on the way to independence. It must initiate them into those kinds of activities, which they can perform themselves. We must help them to learn how to walk without assistance, to run, to go up and down the stairs, to…

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Meet the Mother: Mel Wiggins

I am delighted to be sharing this interview series with you, where I will be talking to a different woman every fortnight about parenting, motherhood, their daily rhythm and what makes a beautiful childhood. So without further ado, let’s meet the mother… This week, I’d like to welcome project leader, activist, writer, and all-round champion…

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Beautiful Books: Hidden World

We have discovered some beautiful new books recently, and I wanted to share some of them with you. Two of our favourite new additions to our bookshelves are the Hidden Worlds books, Ocean and Forest. Each book is structured in the same way; double-pages with six big fold-out pictures, each containing a line of information about…

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Five simple ways to encourage independent play

One of the things which brings me the most happiness as a mother is sitting back and observing Frida as she plays. Listening to her narrate little stories and watching her act out dramatic scenes fills me with so much joy.  I am often asked how I encourage independent play with Frida, so I hope…

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