Fine Motor Skills Fine motor skills require the use of small muscles, such as those in the hands, fingers and thumbs. These are the skills required to grasp small objects, write and fasten clothing. How can you help baby to develop Fine Motor Skills? Newborn to Three Months: Encourage baby to reach and grasp for … Read More
What are gross motor skills? These are large muscle movements, and whole body movements. In the early months, these are skills like an infant learning to hold their heads up, learning to sit. As babies develop, they learn gross motor skills like standing, crawling, walking, running, jumping and climbing. How can you help baby to … Read More
What is hand eye co-ordination? Hand eye co-ordination combines vision and hand movement to complete a task. It requires the coordination of eye movement with hand movement, and processing visual input to guide the hand to reach and grasp while working out where the hand is in relation to other physical objects. In other words, … Read More
Pamela Druckerman, author of French Children Don’t Throw Food, shares her tips on raising well-behaved children using Continental parenting techniques. Here’s a sample of her tips*: “Let them know who’s boss.” You’ll often hear French parents telling their children: “C’est moi qui décide” (It’s me who decides), and even: “C’est moi qui commande” (It’s me … Read More
What therapeutic claims can you make about amber teething jewellery? Read more about the TGA’s recent review of Australian baltic amber teething brands.
Teething is an issue we are often asked about, and we carry quite a few products that our customers have recommended to us as being useful. My two children seemed to get through teething relatively unscathed, although I did find that a chilled cucumber baton or two were always well received when the pearly whites … Read More
By Guest Blogger Amber Schmida Greene of Mama Moontime Celebrating a birthday is a time-honoured ritual. It is a day to recognise our birth, and the ongoing biographical journey we undertake. It can be a time for reflection on the growth and change we have experienced over the past 365 days and perhaps, to make adjustments to … Read More
A very timely piece in our school newsletter this week has reminded me of all the tasks that little ones can do around the house. I like to get children helping around the house from an early age. They learn to be independent, to feel like they are contributing to the running of the household, … Read More