With National Hugging Day around the corner, let’s consider the many developmental benefits of a simple ‘hug’. Benefits of touch Touch is an essential human need and is the first of the senses to develop in a human child. There is a reason that skin to skin contact is encouraged immediately…
January 16, 2020
To children, play is just fun. However, while they may not realise it, playtime is as important to their development as food and maths. Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. Good, hardy play – like running and shouting – is not only fun but helps children…
May 15, 2019
Today anxiety is a frequently used word, but what does it actually mean, when does it become a cause for concern and how can you, as a parent, help?
June 7, 2018
We’re taking a look into Education, Health and Care Plans which look to assess and support children and young adults with significant SENs and Disabilities.
July 4, 2017
Dr Amanda Gummer explores how important it is to relax and appreciate our surroundings from time to time in a busy and pressured landscape.
September 6, 2016