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Stretching for Kids

This is a topic dear to my heart. As a seven year old, I had a serious accident resulting in permanent cervical spinal damage (neck). At the time the only concern was concussion, which I didn’t get, and healing the wound. In my twenties, while playing with my children, I injured my neck. I went to the doctor, who sent me to the physiotherapist. That was when I discovered the serious long-term damage I had sustained as a child. Continue reading

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Relaxation for Kids

Let me stress to you the importance of teaching the children how to relax. Children are sometimes loud and boisterous because they think that’s how they are expected to behave. Sometimes it is attention seeking. Find out why. Continue reading

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ADD/ADHD and Chemical Overload

By now you will all be well entrenched into the new term. And some of you will have the delight of having ADD children in your midst. What a challenge! Others will have the daydreamers, the sleepers or the downright stubborn. There is no doubt that behavioural problems with their attendant learning disorders need to be addressed with appropriate management techniques, maybe even psychological testing, and certainly parent support and education. The sad fact is that most of these problems are actually biochemical in origin, not social. When a child’s behaviour is seriously hyperactive, for example, there is a chemical imbalance in the brain. The child is not suffering from a Ritalin deficiency. The child is undoubtedly suffering from nutritional deficiencies, particularly minerals and essential fatty acids (omega 3, 6 & 9). The average diet does not contain nearly enough for the growing brain, and research indicates soils are deficient in minerals and trace elements (Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition by Professor Eric Underwood, UWA). Continue reading

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Lessons from the Soccer World Cup

The world seems to have stopped for the World Cup. No other event seems to quite capture the imaginations of everyone the world over in quite the same way. Continue reading

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New Product Available – Scarves!

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So many people have asked me for scarves over the years that I decided to source my own to sell. Continue reading

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Equipment in the Early Childhood Classroom – Ribbon Sticks

Ribbon sticks are beautiful pieces of equipment to work with. They look beautiful, are sensuous and the children are immediately drawn to them. They love them and want to use them. Encourage this creativity while using the sticks for all sorts of other outcomes as well. Continue reading

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Equipment in the Early Childhood Classroom – Hoops

Do you avoid using hoops because you don’t know what to do with them, or because you can’t buy any decent, durable hoops? I have the solution to both problems. Continue reading

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