Entries by emma

Can fidget toys help with anxiety?

Exploring the Benefits of Fidget Cubes With so many activities for children, caregivers working in this fast paced environment, stress and anxiety have become ubiquitous challenges that affect millions of individuals across the globe. Whether it’s the pressure of school or personal issues, anxiety can take a toll on mental well-being. Fortunately, there’s a growing […]

Back to school ideas

Ideas to help your child in the transition back to school The start of the school year is filled with anticipation and new beginnings, as children gear up to embark on another year of learning and growth. But back to school time is not just about buying school supplies, it’s the perfect time to support […]

Skills Children Need in Readiness for School

Foundations for School Readiness: Essential Skills for Young Learners The journey of education begins long before a child sets foot in a classroom. As children learn and grow, parents play a pivotal role in nurturing their development, especially in the critical phase of school readiness. The transition to “big school” marks a significant milestone in […]

Screen-Free Activities

Alternatives to devices during summer holidays During the summer holidays, many of us are eagerly anticipating some well-deserved relaxation and quality fun time with loved ones. While screens and devices have become an integral part of our lives, it’s essential to strike a balance and explore screen-free alternatives. Playing without screens offering games or devices […]

Outdoor water play ideas

And sand ideas too! Outdoor water play is not only a great way to get outside in the summer holidays, but also provides countless learning opportunities for toddlers and preschoolers, and beyond! Engaging in simple and easy water play activities can enhance sensory development, fine and gross motor skills, and even introduce basic life skills. […]

Sustainable Play Book

Part of our journey to becoming fully sustainable at Edx Education The new STEAM Whale Story Counter Set and Sustainable Play Book is part of Edx Education’s new sustainable Green-n-Learn™ play range. It has been inspired by our work with our charitable partner, the KuroShio Ocean Oasis project. Find out more about our charity initiatives […]

Fun math ideas

Great ideas for math games in the holidays The summer holidays are the perfect time to engage children in activities that combine fun and learning. What better way to keep their math skills sharp than by incorporating math games into the six-eight week break? Engaging children in fun math activities will also help avoid math […]

Socially Conscious Gifts

The best eco-friendly gifts for kids In today’s age, children are constantly bombarded with messages from advertisers to purchase the latest trendy toy. Finding eco-friendly alternatives can be quite daunting, as a visit to any department store, toy shop or supermarket will reveal countless aisles and shelves filled with inexpensive plastic toys and packaging. But […]

Supporting creativity and imagination in the early years

Unleashing limitless potential through creativity and imagination in early childhood When children are imaginative and creative, they develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are necessary for navigating different situations and making informed decisions throughout their lives. We know that supporting creativity and imagination in the early years can take on many forms, in […]

The importance of maths in the early years

Mathematics is a crucial part of early childhood development Early childhood is a time of incredible growth and development, and children are constantly learning about the world around them. Young children are natural explorers who are curious about their environment, and they need opportunities to investigate, experiment, and problem-solve in order to develop fully. Mathematics […]