Supporting Children’s Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced world, the importance of mental health cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to our children. As parents and caregivers, we play a pivotal role in fostering a positive environment that nurtures our children’s mental well-being. In this blog, we will explore practical ways parents can actively contribute to their children’s mental…

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Exploring Learning Styles in the Early Years Classroom

In the fascinating world of early years education, where children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn shines, unlocking and embracing the vast variety of learning styles is essential. As educators, parents, and caregivers, our responsibility is not just to impart information but to foster an environment that caters to the individual learning styles of each…

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Embracing Cultural Diversity in Early Years Education

As we are on the cusp of beginning our International Pen Pal Program, once again, we wanted to explore the importance of introducing and embracing cultural diversity in early years education and introduce ways in which this can be done both in the classroom setting and at home to impact the lives of our youngest…

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Kids in the Kitchen at Christmas!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by creating delicious treats in the kitchen with your little ones? Christmas is the perfect time to involve kids in baking and cooking, fostering their creativity and creating lasting memories. Here are some fantastic and easy recipes that will surely bring joy…

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Child Initiated Play Vs. Adult Initiated Play

By Stella Ioannou Key Teacher, Roots Preschool Play Play is very important as it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well being of children and there is a significant amount of research showing that play can be an enjoyable and central force that aids children in their developmental journey. It is worth saying…

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Christmas Crafts!

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than by creating magical memories with your little ones through Christmas crafts? Crafting with your children not only sparks creativity but also strengthens bonds and creates cherished keepsakes. Here are some delightful and easy-to-do crafts perfect for at home fun! Handprint Wreath Gather…

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Kindness Matters

As your young child navigates the exciting world of the early years, it’s only natural for you to want to instil values that will shape them into compassionate and kind individuals. Encouraging kindness in the early years sets the foundation for a lifetime of empathy and positive interactions. Therefore, we thought we would share some…

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How Important is Personal, Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years?

By Mrs. Helen Kyriakou Tchatchouang PSED is all about children. Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED) supports children in developing a positive sense of themselves, respect for others, social skills, emotional well-being and a positive disposition to learning. Personal development is about how children come to understand who they are and what they can do.…

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You Asked, We Answered: Understanding and Managing ‘Afterschool Attitude’

As a parent of a school-aged child, you might be familiar with the concept of “Afterschool Attitude.” It’s that distinct shift in behaviour and mood that often occurs when your child returns home from school. Understanding what Afterschool Attitude is, its underlying causes, and how to manage it can make the transition from school to…

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Play is not a Break from Learning

By Mrs. Helen Tchatchouang The preschool years are the years which shape a child’s future. This is when the most significant brain development happens; where children’s language, social, emotional and cognitive skills are rapidly expanding. During this period, the stimulation and learning that come from play, reading, singing and interacting with peers and caring adults…

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