Family, Mental health, mothering, Parenting, Personal, Preschoolers

Six Truths of Travelling with Small Children

Recently we went away with our three kids, aged 5 (& 3/4 - very important), 4, and almost 2 years. Whilst it was a fabulous holiday, giving us some much needed family bonding time, I was reminded about how logistically hard it can be travelling with young children. The photos don't show it; because who… Continue reading Six Truths of Travelling with Small Children

Early childhood development, Evidence Based Parenting, Gross motor development, open ended play, Outdoor play, Preschoolers, Proprioceptive system, Vestibular

Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot

Recently I have been re-reading one of my favourite parenting books: "Balanced and Barefoot:ย How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children", By Angela J. Hanscom This book was the spark that ignited my passion for nature play. This book is one of the reasons why I decided to start blogging. This book… Continue reading Book Review: Balanced and Barefoot

Christchurch, Family, Mental health, mothering, Outdoor play, Preschoolers, Traditions

The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

For the last couple of years my husband has gotten a Christchurch Tram and Gondola annual pass for Fathers' Day. The first one was a surprise from me, but then in subsequent years it's been a family choice that we've made. Gifting him an experience that he can enjoy and have quality time with our… Continue reading The Gift Experience That Keeps on Giving: A Tram and Gondola Pass

creative play, Fine motor development, hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, open ended play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Toys, visual perceptual skills

Toy Review: Magnatiles

Today I'm going to talk about the toy that gets played with the most in our house: Magnatiles. I always feel a bit hesitant to blog about toys, because I really don't want to feed into parents' feelings of "needing" to buy for their kids. But what I am passionate about is parents providing… Continue reading Toy Review: Magnatiles