Across the world more and more children are being diagnosed as ADD, (attention deficit disorder), until it has reached epidemic proportions. These are children who have great difficulty in inhibiting their spontaneous responses, frequently lapse into inattention, hyperactivity and are impulsive. They often appear moody and overreact emotionally. Getting a reliable food allergy test done [...]
The house we have recently moved into has light switches that are set high on the wall. If you’re an adult, that doesn’t present a problem. However, if you’ve just turned four, these high light switches present a huge problem as you can’t reach them! This was probably the cause of our youngest son declaring [...]
There’s a lot to be said for buying ‘flat packed’ items. While you end up with a useable item, there’s all the learning along the way as children help with the assembly and work with real tools.
“>“I’ve made a nursery for baby bugs and ants,” declared Daniel with a broad smile. We need to write a sign in the sand to say ‘All baby ants and bugs are welcome here’.” The wonder of childhood is that all things are possible!
Recently, David has learnt to use the vegetable peeler. He sees this as a big achievement – as well he should! Whether I need one or not, I now have an eager helper who is more than willing to help peel the carrots. His eagerness was very apparent the …
Parents often miss wonderful learning experiences by solving children’s problems far too quickly. While it may seem like the right thing to do at the time, and the quickest solution, it is not always in the best interests of the child. After all, most of our life is made up of solving problems. A 3 [...]
Children are smart by nature, yet we see more and more students who do not reach their goals. Teachers and parents have compiled a list of top reasons why students fail: Family problems have been found to be a major cause in a student’s failure to achieve. Things may not always go smoothly at home, [...]
Some kids always seem to do better than others in school, yet it is the parents who play a big part in how a child does at school. Most kids do well at school because they have parents who believe in them and support them The worst kind of question a parent can ask is [...]
About 25 per cent of the population is born with an over-developed receptor for bitter tastes. Veggie haters, however, will be pleased to know that the sensitivity to the bitterness in them is all in the genes. “While that is great for those who want to be discerning with wine, cheese or coffee, it also [...]
Elizabeth Downs primary school in South Australia is one of the first schools to be supported by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. The foundation provides funding, guidance and training for primary schools to set up their own facilities and develop lessons for all age-groups, based on the full food cycle. It was an impressive [...]