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Five Ways to use: Emotion Cards for Kids

Our children are all unique but we all share the human experience of emotions. I think as parents (or teachers) we all also share a deep desire to find ways […]

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Nature Based Education: Sustainable + Holistic Learning

Holistic education supports intellectual, emotional, physical, psychological, creative and spiritual growth. It is varied, flexible and its’ multiple layers mirror the complex nature of our very being. It provides space […]

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How to Craft a Smudge Stick

Smudge sticks have been used in various forms by many cultures worldwide. Their use is said to aid the cleansing of old energies to invite new energies which support emotional […]

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Invitations to Nature Play: Activities to encourage outdoor play.

There is a strong evidence base for the many beneficial aspects of nature play for a child’s wellbeing and development. I am a huge advocate for unstructured play outside, where […]

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Ethical + Sustainable Toys: A Cheatsheet

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 […]

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The Foundations of a Play Space

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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