3 Nov · Daisies · No Comments

Tips for communicating effectively

Behaviour is communication. Observe your child. What provokes different types of behaviour? How do you respond? What happens next? Sometimes children learn through cause and effect ‘what buttons to press’ to gain responses from adults. Make sure you give plenty of positive attention to your child. Allow sufficient time for the child to do what …


26 Aug · Daisies · No Comments

A Montessori Way of Life

Often the learning our children are doing, naturally, independently, on a day-to-day basis, goes almost unnoticed in the flurry of daily life.  But in fact it is just those day-to-day activities that create the authentic context where so much learning is taking place. Look for example at a toddler getting ready to go to nursery …


13 May · Daisies · No Comments

Treasure Baskets

This is a treasure basket.  Babies and toddlers learn by actively doing, engaging life with all their senses.  The Treasure Basket was conceived with this in mind, providing objects of various sensory qualities for the youngest children to investigate. The Treasure Basket is strong enough for a sitting baby or toddler to lean an elbow on …


1 Feb · Daisies · No Comments

Little Aqua – Benefits of Swimming

Benefits of Swimming Swimming is one of the most beneficial and fun sports to become involved with. The umbrella of swimming covers a number of different areas such as fitness, rehabilitation, competitive clubs, diving and water polo. Swimming is an excellent way of keeping fit as it combines aerobic and anaerobic forms of exercise whilst …