Groovy Little Movers – A Solihull Class For Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers

Do you know what I love most about local businesses? There is so much passion behind them, with every step so carefully thought out. Every decision has been made with love, and after hours of pain-staking dilemma. You really get to see the face of the person behind the business, as there are personal touches everywhere. It means everything to them, because it is their baby – grown from the ground up. This is how it felt attending Groovy Little Movers in Solihull this term!  Continue reading “Groovy Little Movers – A Solihull Class For Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers”

How To Learn Like A Child

Babies, toddlers, and children are fascinating in their ability to learn. They learn quickly, efficiently, and seemingly easily, and accomplish huge amounts in their first years. They are not plagued with the self-doubt that creeps in as we get older. Instead, they develop and build their skills, while entering into a world of play, creativity and imagination. The smallest of achievements are celebrated by parents and teachers, but we often overlook the process children actually go through to learn. Continue reading “How To Learn Like A Child”

February 2018: Concerts and Shows For Children

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Watching live music is a magical experience for young children. It is mesmerising to see musicians playing, singers singing, and dancers dancing. Live performance is inspiring and exciting, teaching children about different ways to move and learn. Furthermore, it can be used to encourage all forms of interaction, and spark your child’s imagination in ways you didn’t know were possible. Many orchestras, theatres, and town halls have music events for children. These are more relaxed performances, which allow children the chance to join in. Here are some of the most interesting concerts and shows for children in February 2018 – book your tickets now! Continue reading “February 2018: Concerts and Shows For Children”

Originally posted 2017-05-03 06:16:51. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Inspiring Creativity In Children

Do you find that music helps you concentrate, or is it a distraction? Either way, you can’t deny that it has some impact on you and the task at hand. The effect of music on our subconscious is so powerful, that we often find it can influence our mood and outlook. The speed, volume, style, and lyrics (if any) can cause us to feel optimistic, relaxed, angry, nervous, excited…any emotion you can think of. The endorphins released when we feel particular emotions can have a direct effect on our output, our productivity, and our creativity! So how can we inspire creativity in children…? Like this: Continue reading “Inspiring Creativity In Children”

January 2018 – 5 Best Developmental Toys For Toddlers, 12-18 Months

Learning through play is of paramount important for your child! They will learn so much about the world when they are given the freedom to explore, and the tools to invent with. At 12-18 months, children learn through copying you – this is the very first sign of their emerging imagination. Providing them with a select few toys, that allow all their senses to work, will help their development, while ensuring that they enjoy themselves. Show your child how to use different objects, and what their toys can do, but also sit back and let them lead the play. They are much better at it than we are, because they do not have preconceptions and prior knowledge of what things should be used for. They will find 20 ways to play with a toys, while adults are limited by their own experiences. Read on to find 5 important categories of developmental toys for this age, as well as suggestions for each group.  Continue reading “January 2018 – 5 Best Developmental Toys For Toddlers, 12-18 Months”