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11 diciembre, 2019

What is sensory play and why is it beneficial?

Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. We are born with 5 senses that are all very important but when it comes to teaching we often concentrate on only a few of these. There can be many advantages to sensory play that incorporates all the senses not just one or two. Just like any skills you aren’t just born with them and instead we learn by being exposed to new experiences. Developing each of these senses is very important. Therefore in this blog post, we are going to discuss what the advantages of sensory play are and what sort of activates you might want to include next time you are babysitting or as […]
2 diciembre, 2019

It’s begining to look a lot like Christmas…

It is that time of the year again as the nights become longer and the days become shorter that we start thinking about Christmas. The presents under the tree, the lights brightening the night sky. Families coming together and children start singing carols. This time comes quicker and quicker every year and it might be time you mix things up a bit and try and incorporate new vocabulary and games to help teach English. There are a range of activities that can be done that are fun for both the children and the parents or babysitters. Below we will discuss a range of ways to encourage the use of the English language based around the festive theme of Christmas. Make Christmas Cards This is where […]
27 noviembre, 2019

What to do with your kids in Madrid when travelling for work?

Spain´s capital is a great city to visit even if you are travelling here for work and it can be enjoyed by the whole family. There is so much history and culture in a relatively small capital. This means it is easy to get around with young ones and the well-connected metro is a great transport option if you would prefer not to walk everywhere. Even if you are only here for a short time or are on a work trip there is still so much to see. There are lots of kid-friendly sights with something to please everyone. So in this blog, I am going to discuss some activities that the whole family can enjoy during a short visit. These include key landmarks, museums, […]
22 noviembre, 2019

Should you start using a Logbook?

It might not have crossed your mind but it could be very beneficially to have a Logbook for your babysitter. This could include a variety of information and might help you get organised. A Logbook allows you and your babysitter to communicate effectively. This would allow you to keep track of what your child has eaten while you have been away and what they have done. Did they have their daily nap at 2 pm or did they miss it? This information can be told to you once you are back but sometimes you forget information or are too rushed to take it all in. If the information is written down it will make everything a lot easier. I am going to discuss some tips […]