My Happy Helpers
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.
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.
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.