Category Archives: Education

How to Teach Your Child to Tell the Time

11/04/2017 | Articles, Education, Fun, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

“I’m late! I’m late! For a very important date! No time to say hello, goodbye! I’m late! I’m late! I’m late!” As our favourite White Rabbit demonstrated, good time-keeping is important for a stress-free life. If the time (pardon the pun) has come to teach your little one how read their watches and clocks, here […]

Dream Big with Room to Grow

10/04/2017 | Articles, Education, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

Earlier this month saw the return of World Book Day – the biggest nationwide celebration of reading in schools. We wanted to continue the celebration and show parents how reading can help their children dream big and believe they can achieve anything. March is also the host month of ‘International Women’s Day’, a day when […]

TESTED: The importance of child furniture safety

07/04/2017 | Articles, Education, In the news, Room to Grow, Safety | by Jane Thomas

At Room to Grow we know the importance of children’s furniture safety, yet we understand that it’s something that may not automatically be the first thought that comes into a parent’s mind when they’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of preparing for a new arrival. Continue on to find out how our […]

Five Ways to Teach Your Child that Sharing is Caring

03/03/2017 | Education, Fun, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

“But MUUUUM, it’s MIIINE!” is any phrase more familiar to parents of siblings? If you have more than one child, teaching them about sharing is vital both for their future development and for your own future peace and quiet. Even if your little one is an only child, learning how to share nicely will be […]

How to Know When Your Child is Ready to be Potty Trained

13/02/2017 | Babies, Child Health, Education, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

How to Know When Your Child is Ready to be Potty Trained   Of all the joyous aspects of parenthood, dirty nappies are not one of them. Factor in up to four years of nappy changing and you’re probably feeling ready to move onto potty training. However just because you’re ready to move on, doesn’t […]

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

26/07/2016 | Education | by Jane Thomas

Picture the scene: you’ve had a long day at work, you’ve just got home and sat down at the kitchen table with a glass of wine, you’re about to give a huge relaxing sigh of relief when your five year old dumps a rucksack in front of you and informs you they have to write […]

Three Reasons You Should Encourage Your Child to Keep a Diary

25/08/2015 | Books, Education, Fun | by Jane Thomas

Diaries and journals have been kept by people for centuries. Some have become very famous, such as The Diary of Anne Frank. Others have provided insight into the history of people and places. Although your child probably will not create a diary that everyone wants to read, they will derive pleasure from daily recording the […]

Daylight Appreciation Day 21st June: It’s bedtime – but it’s still light outside!

21/06/2015 | Education, Fun | by Jane Thomas

June 21 has the longest amount of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Referred to as the summer solstice, it occurs when the earth’s tilt toward the sun is at its maximum, and is known as Daylight Appreciation Day. What this means for parents is more daylight to boost the energy levels of their children and […]

Common Sleep Issues for Toddlers

10/06/2015 | Bedtime, Education, Parent Health | by Jane Thomas

Your toddler grows tremendously during the toddler years, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Most of the sleep problems you and your child encounter are a result of the ages and stages of toddlerhood. You can help your toddler achieve a restful night’s sleep by addressing any problems with a positive attitude and love. This article discusses […]

The Relationship between Good Sleep and School Performance

04/06/2015 | Education | by Jane Thomas

Parents want their children to succeed in school. Studies have shown a direct correlation between adequate restful sleep and student performance. Therefore, it is imperative that your children receive enough restful sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), everyone should receive at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night. No matter what […]

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