Early Years Foundation Stage: Children play outside

School sports once a week is not enough to keep your children active, by encouraging children from an early age to participate in free play they are engaging very important parts of their brain that will enable them to be more independent later in life. It’s not just about fun and games, it’s about their…

Back in the day

ahh the 2000s were a much simpler time for children… no one owned a decent mobile until high school, the internet was so slow you couldn’t even load a picture, let alone play computer games, children actually did chores and knew how to socialise… It’s not too late folks! Give them some hard love and…

Free Play: Why It’s Good For Your Child

Today, children get less time than ever to engage in self-directed activities. Read on to discover the importance of free play and make sure your child doesn’t miss out. By Ashwin Lobo In today’s competitive world, children are constantly under adult supervision, with parents  always trying to ensure that their child is engaged in something…

Limiting Social Media Without Conflict — ARHS PGO Parent News

Screen time for teens is a fact of life these days. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, teen cell phone access is at an all time high with 95% of teens reporting they own or can access a smartphone. Banning technology won’t help prepare your children for their future. Instead, we…

Benefits of Play in Early Childhood

Play has a significant role in the development of children, especially in their early years. Read on to know more. By Dr Priscilla J S Selvaraj “Play is the work of the child,” said Maria Montessori, who propounded the play-way method of learning. Quite true. The best activity that children can engage themselves in is…

You can always get new shoes, but you can’t get a new childhood

We’ve had some rain around Sydney lately, the local parks and grasslands are soaked. Doesn’t mean you can’t get up and out! There are so many activities offered around Sydney that will let you get out of your house. Indoor rock climbing, bowling, laser tag, paintball, trampoline park, heated swimming pools… the list goes on….