Category Archives: Education

10 ways to foster your child’s creativity and imagination

10 ways to foster your child’s creativity and imagination

Children are born with a vivid imagination and full of creativity. This is nature at its best and our job as parents (and teachers) is to nurture it – but why and how? Creativity and imagination is key to developing a child’s social skills, decision-making skills, confidence, self-expression, independence and resilience. It can also help… Continue Reading

In honour of International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day and a day to reflect on how far we have come as women and how far we have to go. Women make up 50 per cent of the world’s population and there is much to celebrate for being a women and a sister in today’s society. However, in many corners… Continue Reading

How to help your child build emotional intelligence

How to help your child build emotional intelligence

You have probably heard the term ’emotional intelligence’ many times but what exactly is it? And why is it important for kids to develop their emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence, or emotional quotient (EQ) is a person’s ability to identify, evaluate, control and express emotions. It helps us communicate with others, negotiate situations and develop clear thought patterns. People… Continue Reading

MotivationalMonday: Educate a child’s heart

MotivationalMonday: Educate a child’s heart

  ‘It is vital that when educating our children’s brain that we do not neglect to educate their hearts’ – Dalai Lama From my days in the classroom, I can relate to this beautiful quote. We can teach a child to read and write but that is only educating the academic side. It is imperative… Continue Reading

Motivational Monday quote – real reason for learning

Motivational Monday quote – real reason for learning

This quote is very topical in Australia at the moment with the recent release of the NAPLAN (The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) results for all children in Year 3, 5, 7 and 9. The test ranks the student individually into a band 1 to 6 for four different Maths and English competencies… Continue Reading