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Category Archives: Education

Thanksgiving & ways to practice gratitude

An overview: the history behind thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in the United States. This day marks the arrival of the pilgrims on the Mayflower. The 1621 harvest feast was known as the first thanksgiving. Fascinatingly, these pilgrims were English puritans who wanted to break away from the Church of England. The area […]

STEM & its impacts on education

An overview STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning has always been a popular concept but one that has had a recent revival. If one observes what the consumer wants (through data collected from search terms and consumption patterns), STEM learning is high on the list. With technological advances and learning becoming increasingly digital (in […]

Why Early Childhood Is Important for Holistic Development

An overview Early childhood education sets the foundation for the formation of core values, advance in cognitive development and socio-emotional awareness going ahead. Experiences at a young age have a profound impact on a child’s thoughts and behavioural patterns. This has a direct impact on the kind of adult and learner they will become. The […]

Understanding Autism

An overview Each child is born differently and has their own unique strengths. Today, I’m going to discuss autism. Some might not know what it is and others might want to better understand what it means. For parents of autistic children, you’re doing a remarkable job! I have immense respect for the time, energy and […]

Sleep better with 5 tips by our in house child psychologist!

Sleep ‘enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite.’ I learned about the importance of resting well when my college roommate at Sarah Lawrence took a course with Professor Meghan Jablonksi on the Psychology of Sleep and Health. […]

THE STORY BEHIND SKILLMATICS’ GLOBAL PRESENCE

Skillmatics is a direct-to-consumer brand that develops innovative educational products and games designed to help children build core skills, ranging from math and language to science and logic through systematic play! Skillmatics is building a new age business model to disrupt a $100 billion global toy industry. The company has a vertically integrated supply chain […]

How to Parent When Your Child has ADHD – 10 Tips:

An Overview Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the mostly commonly diagnosed mental condition for children. Symptoms include: self-focused behaviour, interrupting, troubling waiting their turn, emotional upheaval, fidgeting, problems playing quietly, unfinished tasks and a lack of focus, forgetfulness, etc. Children with ADHD struggle to control impulsive behaviours. Typically, parents will opt for combined behavioural […]

Learning Styles & Advice for Different Learners

An overview Learning styles for each child are very different. Through this blog we will go through learning styles and how think are linked to a child’s intelligence. When I first learned about Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, I felt a great sense of relief. Intelligence is often limited in its definition. People are […]

Help Your Kids Say Goodbye to Boredom

An Overview The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines “bored” as ‘feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.’ Given the pace at which life is moving today there are scarce opportunities for boredom. Unmistakably, life has slowed down considerably since the lockdown. That being said, those who have […]

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