Importance of Play

Importance of Play – Raising Children Network Children learn and develop by playing. Play helps children build confidence, learn about the world around them and learn how to interact with others. Play is central to your child’s learning and development. When your child plays, it gives her lots of different ways and times to learn.…

Healthy Eating Habits Start Early

Healthy Eating Habits Start Early “Early childhood is an important period to establish healthy habits as children are at an important stage in their development where they are constantly learning about the world around them. Children look to their surroundings for cues in what to do and how to act – whether that is copying…

Fussy Eating

Fussy Eating “Many children are fussy eaters. Fussy eating is normal, but it can be hard to handle. Most of the time fussy eating isn’t about food – it’s often about children wanting to be independent. It’s normal for children to be fussy eaters – that is, to not like the shape, colour or texture of particular…

Unstructured Play is Vital for Kids!

Unstructured Play is Vital for Kids (So Stop Entertaining Them!) “Sergio Pellis, Ph.D., an expert on the neuroscience of play recently noted that play actually changes the structure of the developing brain, strengthening the connections of the neurons (nerve cells) in the prefrontal cortex, the area of the brain considered to be the executive control…