Author Archives: Julian

Monkey bars are critical to gross motor skills and balance

Monkey bars are critical to gross motor skills and balance

Monkey bars are critical to gross motor skills and balance. They can be a little daunting, even for the most intrepid jungle gym user. Like all things in life, everyone has to try something new for the first time and mastering a new skill will boost your child’s self-esteem. And in the case of monkey […]

Why kids sandpits and sandboxes are critical for development

Why kids sandpits and sandboxes are critical for development

  Why kids sandpits and sandboxes are critical for development 1. Open-ended play all the way 8 reasons why a sandpit is critical to childhood development. It is the perfect play medium for children of every age, no matter their skill or cognitive level. Very young or underdeveloped children can simply sit in sand and take […]

How to keep your Kids entertained at home these holidays

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Keeping children busy during the holidays can be very challenging, especially at home. With some innovative planning holidays can be a special time for children to learn and spend time at home with family and friends – here are seven ideas to keep your kids busy:   1. Cooking and baking Memories of home cooked […]

How strengthening core muscles can help improve concentration

How strengthening core muscles can help improve concentration

As children spend less time playing outdoors they miss the opportunity to strengthen their bodies, especially their core muscles. Poor core strength can cause poor posture which can negatively affect gross motor and fine motor skills. The very best way to build core muscle strength is through outdoor play. Children need daily opportunities to run, […]