Category Archives: Learning

The Importance of Art for Young Children

Not only is art a fantastic opportunity for children to get messy, experiment with a variety of materials and have enormous amount of fun but it is also exceptionally important in a child’s development. The benefits of art include the following: Motor Skills – holding a paintbrush, practising with scissors, scribbling with colouring pencils all … Continue reading The Importance of Art for Young Children

Cooking with Children – Mothers’ Day Recipes

Little ones love to cook especially if it involves licking the goodies off a wooden spoon! It’s a fantastic way to spend time with your children – it’s fun, messy and in fact a great way for them to develop their confidence, learn about healthy food choices and develop a variety of skills including:   … Continue reading Cooking with Children – Mothers’ Day Recipes

Making Science Magical for Pre-Schoolers

Pre-school age is the perfect time to encourage scientific thought, observation and experimentation. Little ones are so curious about the world, they are like sponges absorbing and noticing everything in their environment, constantly searching for answers to the plethora of questions that they ask on a daily basis and hence make the perfect mini scientists. … Continue reading Making Science Magical for Pre-Schoolers

Technology and Children: Keeping Them Safe From Each Other! – Julian Castle

Being a parent of two boys and working in information security, I know first-hand about the problems that come with exposing children (and adults) to technology. Consequently, I decided to write this article as a parent to help other parents and provide answers to these commonly asked questions: Should children have their own devices for accessing … Continue reading Technology and Children: Keeping Them Safe From Each Other! – Julian Castle

Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: Nappy time/ toilet training

Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn is through play.  Play underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. At Boys & Girls Nursery we understand that for children to … Continue reading Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: Nappy time/ toilet training

Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: Meal times

Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn is through play.  Play underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. At Boys & Girls Nursery we understand that for children to … Continue reading Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: Meal times

Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: ICT

Research shows that the most effective way for children to learn is through play.  Play underpins the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each area of learning and development must be implemented through planned, purposeful play and through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activity. At Boys & Girls Nursery we understand that for children to … Continue reading Learning through play – The Boys & Girls Nursery way: ICT