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What is Adultism?

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Aug19
I encourage you to consider the constructs for which we live under for a moment. The policies we abide, curriculums we follow, even the unspoken and socially constructed ways we go about our lives. One of the common threads throughout a lot of these things, at least here in the

Conscious Self Care for Mums

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Jun28
The reality of modern-day motherhood means we are often filling our days with a myriad of responsibilities and have a tendency to prioritise ourselves last. More often than not, it isn’t until we reach burn out that we decide to practice some form of self-care. However societal depictions of self-care

Nature Play Raises Kids who will Protect the Environment

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Jun14
It makes sense doesn’t it, that in order to raise a generation passionate about advocating for the wellbeing of our environment, we first need to foster a deep care and connection to nature. This idea has been backed up by an emerging amount of evidence. This study sees this as

12 Quotes to Inspire Nature Play

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Jun08
There is an extensive evidence base for unstructured nature play and the benefits this has for all aspects of a child development. Nature based education is a practice that serves to incorporate the natural world into authentic learning experiences. This may include ample time outdoors, unstructured nature play, the use

What are Open Ended Toys?

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May13
Children have imaginations and an intrinsic driving force to play. Open ended toys are exactly that – open to interpretation, direction and have no set intention for use. I will caveat this post by saying that toys, especially an abundance of toys, are not essential. Simply providing children with access

How to make a Rainbow Finger Labyrinth

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May04
Guest Blog Post by Melinda from Deer and Fawns. Made by tracing our Rainbow breathing printable available in our free 5 day mindfulness challenge. Materials -Air Dry Clay (A whole 500g block for the one pictured. More for a thicker labyrinth)-Rolling Pin-Baking paper-Water-Rainbow Labyrinth template-Small tumbled gems-Paint & varnish (optional)-Knife Method Lay out

Plan, Create and Build an Outside Play Kitchen

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Apr28
Stuck for something to do while in isolation? Do you want to promote engrossed play?  Do you want to foster learning?  Do you want your children to connect with nature instead of the internet?  Or are you a teacher wanting to get your teeth stuck in to something when you return

How to Encourage Independent Play

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Apr22
There are many factors that contribute to a child’s ability to play independently. This is something that is important for the child as much as it is important for the parent. Play is a child’s opportunity to process their experiences and It is how they communicate, process, rationalise, problem solve

5 Top Ways to Encourage Mindfulness at Home

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Apr16
The aim of mindfulness isn’t to rid our lives of feelings all together. Nor is the aim of mindfulness to be present 100% of the time. Instead, mindfulness gives us the space of mind to allow these feelings in when they present themselves, to sit with and hold them and

How Does Mindfulness Help?

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Apr08
Mindfulness and talk about being present has been popularised everywhere. As a counsellor I strongly advocate for mindfulness-based practices – but what does this actually mean for parents seeking to infuse this in amongst daily realities. As I write this blog post, we are in the midst of the coronavirus

What are Open Ended Toys?

Children have imaginations and an intrinsic driving force to play. Open ended toys are exactly that – open to interpretation, direction and have no set intention for use. I will

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How Does Mindfulness Help?

Mindfulness and talk about being present has been popularised everywhere. As a counsellor I strongly advocate for mindfulness-based practices – but what does this actually mean for parents seeking to

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