Waking Up to the Importance of Sleep

Sleep. I never used to think much about it. Then I had kids and I started obsessing over how many hours of sleep they are getting a night. I knew it was important for my children even if I couldn’t be more specific than “it’s important for their growth and development”. Then I learned just how important. Even the lossContinue reading “Waking Up to the Importance of Sleep”

How Do You Nurture Creativity in Children?

There was an article I read recently titled: “Why Creativity is the Most Important Quality You Have” and it relates creativity to having a purpose in life, being driven, fulfillment, and happiness. Creativity ensures greater success and helps you stand out from the crowd above and beyond simply having a good resume and academic transcripts.Continue reading “How Do You Nurture Creativity in Children?”

Behavioural Analysis: From Toddlerhood to Boyhood

Hercules has been behaving out of character lately. Up until now, I have never had to do a differential analysis for the change in his behaviour (unlike Aristotle, who required one at regular intervals since before he was even 1 year old). Aristotle has always been my super-sensitive child that needed careful management at everyContinue reading “Behavioural Analysis: From Toddlerhood to Boyhood”

Progress Update on Hercules

Hercules just turned 3 – the magical number in right brain education when children pass that first stage of development – so I thought I should do a progress update… On School He’s been attending play school for three weeks now. He goes 3 days a week for 4 hours. After an initial warm welcome, Hercules wentContinue reading “Progress Update on Hercules”

LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

Learn & Groove with 15 activities and over 40 songs and melodies! Activities provide opportunities for baby to explore with a roll, tap, slide or spin. Includes a variety of music styles for baby to enjoy. Comes with either blue or green legs to attach to table as baby grows. Ships in Certified Frustration-Free PackagingContinue reading “LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table”

Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence

The classic guide to understanding children’s mental development is now updated and better than ever! Hailed by parents and educators, Your Child’s Growing Mind is a window into the fascinating process of brain development and learning. It looks at the roots of emotion, intelligence, and creativity, translating the most current scientific research into practical suggestionsContinue reading “Your Child’s Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence”

Is Cognitive Advancement Linked to Juvenile Deliquency?

Since Aristotle started school, it seems we have had more than our fair share of meetings with his teachers to address his misdemeanours at school. All in all, I think he’s been to the school’s office more times in his short experience of school than I have in all my schooling years. It’s a scaryContinue reading “Is Cognitive Advancement Linked to Juvenile Deliquency?”

Life Lessons: Religious Education

Children ask the most innocent question to subjects we are often ill-equipped to answer. As a result, I think it is often best to raise the topics ahead of time or at least prepare for them. I think the three toughest questions are: Life and death How babies are made Religion Well, we’ve covered theContinue reading “Life Lessons: Religious Education”

5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential

One of the benefits of keeping an open mind and being willing to listen is that you often stumble across little gems of information… Just like the article in Scientific American, that talks about 5 ways you can do to maximise your cognitive potential. Anything that is about brain development and increasing cognitive potential isContinue reading “5 Ways to Maximise Your Child’s Cognitive Potential”

What if Your Child is Too Smart for School?

I bought Gavin the Grolier Logico Piccolo series a year ago and we have been working on it on and off. Although the recommendation is to do two cards from one topic a day, I usually let him choose what he wants to do and how much he wants to do. If he doesn’t wantContinue reading “What if Your Child is Too Smart for School?”