Sensory learning is the development of the five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing. It’s easy to take for granted that all of our senses are essential to learning, warning us away from danger and enjoying everyday life. Little one’s brains...read more
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Dolls are traditionally considered to be girls’ toys. Although there may be evolutionary explanations that suggest girls are more naturally inclined than boys to choose dolls and teddies that they can nurture, the idea of stereotyped gendered toys is...read more
School is out for the summer… What next? Most of us will take our little ones off on holiday during the summer months. But travelling with kids can be a hard slog, whether it be by plane, car or boat. It’s all worth the trouble in the end but it may not...read more
Being literate enables children to begin to read and write – essential for later life!
So where do wooden toys come into this?
Aside from the more obvious alphabet puzzles that support letter recognition, wooden toys can help provide opportunities that...read more
Children start developing their social skills from birth. As they grow up, communication skills allow kids to behave appropriately in social situations. They begin to display manners, co-operation, negotiation skills, turn-taking, expression of ideas,...read more
Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves and it’s reflected everyday by our behaviour. Children who have high self-esteem act independently, take responsibility, try new things, control their emotions, help others and take pride in their achievements...read more
Communication and Language allows children to develop confidence in expressing themselves and understanding others. Communication and language can be broken down into three areas:
Listening and attention – these skills enable the ability to discriminate...read more
Mathematics skills are essential to everyday life in childhood and adulthood. Mathematic development involves development in two areas:
Numbers – children learn the value of numbers, become able to count and order, which allows them to solve problems...read more
Physical development allows kids to be active and interactive. Development of gross and fine motor skills is essential. Building strong muscles and developing co-ordination gives children a head start in other areas like communication and literacy - strong...read more
The brain and body of a one year old is developing at a very fast rate. Little ones are becoming increasingly steady on their feet, and their hands and eyes are becoming co-ordinated. Toys that support walking and require hand-eye co-ordination skills...read more