What are the Honey & Mumford learning styles for toddlers?

What are the Honey & Mumford learning styles for toddlers?

Is your little one an activist, a theorist, a reflector or a pragmatist when it comes to the Honey and Mumford learning styles? Read more about this approach in our latest blog.
June 18, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
5 Ways to Play with a Pikler Chalkboard Play Cube-My Happy Helpers

5 Ways to Play with a Pikler Chalkboard Play Cube

Guest Blog by Kristy Nicola
Kristy is the face of the Website and Instagram @today.our.children 

An Aussie teacher turned Mumma, Kristy is a Masters qualified (primary-secondary) teacher, with training and extensive experience in early-childhood education. Having built a community of followers Kristy she shares her knowledge, play and learning experiences with many all over the world.

May 29, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
The Differences Between Balance Boards, Kinderboard and Wobbel Boards?-My Happy Helpers

The Differences Between Balance Boards, Kinderboard and Wobbel Boards?

Children of all ages find these multi use toys absolutely fascinating. The balance board is designed around classic Waldorf principles and is ideal to help your little – and big ones - to develop their balance and flexibility, to grasp how their body really works and to fuel and drive their individual creativity.

May 19, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
7 genius indoor play ideas for kids-My Happy Helpers

7 genius indoor play ideas for kids

Did you know that your little one can get the benefits of outdoor play indoors too? When conditions are not ideal for outdoor play, it is important that your child still gets the opportunity for active educational play that mimics their favourite outdoor activities.
May 19, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
Fun Indoor Activities for Kids-My Happy Helpers

Fun Indoor Activities for Kids

Outdoor play is essential for growing kids, but we’re realistic here at My Happy Helpers. We know that having your children playing outside all day, every day, is just not achievable. Therefore, we have compiled a few ways your child can still exert energy, learn new movements, and practice their gross motor skills from the comfort and safety of your home.
May 19, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
What is a Learning Tower?-My Happy Helpers

What is a Learning Tower?

Read our blog to understand how and why a Learning Tower fosters independence and also removes the stress of worrying about whether your child will slip off a step stool or slide off a chair.
May 19, 2020 — My Happy Helpers

Montessori versus Waldorf?

There is no bad decision when it comes to choosing between Waldorf or Montessori educational methods. They are just different. You are fortunate enough to be in a place where the choice of education is offered and that in itself is a blessing. A child's educational path should be mapped out early on, but if things don't go according to plan it's not the end of the world. It just means the responsibility falls a little more on your shoulders to teach them all of the things they would have learnt at a Montessori School or a Waldorf - Steiner School.
May 19, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
Why is Mindfulness Important in the Early Years of Childhood Development?-My Happy Helpers

Why is Mindfulness Important in the Early Years of Childhood Development?

With the start of a new school year fresh in every parents mind, we took some time to speak with one of Australia’s Top Childhood Advocates, Stephanie Wicker, to understand how we can best equip our toddlers for the many challenges they face in the first few years of life.
February 04, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
What is Open Ended Play?-My Happy Helpers

What is Open Ended Play?

Everything You Need to Know About Open Ended Play. 

As parents, it is important that we find ways to encourage our child’s creativity. However, with so much emphasis on structured playing and organised activities, the balance can be really difficult to achieve. This is exactly where open-ended play has a role.
January 09, 2020 — My Happy Helpers
Tags: Play Ideas
Eating the Rainbow! Tackling fussy eating with Toddlers!-My Happy Helpers

Eating the Rainbow! Tackling fussy eating with Toddlers!

A great way to introduce eating a variety of fruit and vegetables to your children is to entice them with the “colours of the rainbow”. Rainbows are colourful, appealing and create that sense of happiness within a person, so why not incorporate it in your toddlers meal time?
November 28, 2019 — My Happy Helpers