Making Marks

Making Marks

Making marks is an important milestone for preschoolers – although this may not always be easy to appreciate when the ‘marks’ are made on a bedroom wall in permanent marker… Around the age of two, children discover the sheer pleasure of making marks. They pick...
It’s Hard Being Good All Day!

It’s Hard Being Good All Day!

It’s often claimed that children save their worst behaviour for their parents – and there can seem to be an awful lot of truth in that statement, especially when our child comes home from preschool! There’s a reason. When our child is at preschool, they’re...
I Can’t Do It!

I Can’t Do It!

It’s not only children that fall back on “I can’t do it!” It’s not only children that want to give up when things don’t look easy. And, it’s not only children who find it unhelpful to be on the receiving end of a righteous sermon insisting “you really can do this –...
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

Few young children are consistently cooperative when it comes to brushing teeth. And of course, even if they’re keen, young children lack the manual dexterity to do a thorough job. Brushing properly and regularly doesn’t just benefit our children while they are...
Feeding Myself

Feeding Myself

Young children love to try to feed themselves. Pretty much as soon as we introduce them to solid food, children start to show signs of wanting to be independent – be it reaching for the spoon, or trying to take food off their plate. Unfortunately for parents, children...
Supporting Scissor Skills

Supporting Scissor Skills

Using scissors is a skill that is not always easy to master for pre-schoolers with tiny hands. It’s an important skill that prepares children for handwriting and using a pencil. In order to master scissors, a child needs to be able to use their index finger, middle...