Navigating the First Day (and Weeks) of Preschool: A Guide for Parents

Starting preschool is a monumental step for both you and your little one. It opens a brand-new chapter filled with growth and learning. While the transition can be emotional, there are several strategies to make it easier for everyone involved. Top Tips for a Smooth Transition: By embracing these tips, you pave the way for … Continued

Book Club Activity: Beautiful Oops! By Barney Saltzberg

This week we are embarking on an exciting journey through the pages of “Beautiful Oops!” by Barney Saltzberg. This lovely book celebrates the beauty in mistakes and encourages children to embrace and appreciate their creative mishaps. We understand that children can sometimes be hard on themselves when they make a “mistake.” Therefore, “Beautiful Oops!” serves … Continued

Book Club Home Activity: Corduroy By Don Freeman

“Matching,” “Sorting,” “Threading,” and More! Welcome to another exciting At-Home Book Club activity centered around the heartwarming tale of “Corduroy” by Don Freeman. As we immerse ourselves in the world of this adorable bear and his adventures, we’ll discover that this simple story can teach us a lot about friendship, kindness, and a sense of … Continued

Book Club Home Activity: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Following the positive response to our last blog post about the importance of reading with your child, we’ve received inquiries about fun and easy home activities centred around books. We’re excited to share some delightful ideas throughout the summer, both on our Instagram page and here on our website. This week’s featured book is the … Continued

The Power of Reading to Your Child: Benefits that go beyond literacy

Parents often hear that reading to their children is important, but have you ever wondered why? Does it really matter how, when, or what you read to them? Let’s explore the incredible benefits of reading together that extend far beyond literacy. Language Development: Building a Strong Foundation From the moment they enter the world, babies … Continued

Reggio Emilia Approach

As many parents are probably aware of, there are several different approaches to early education be it Montessori, Waldorf, Stem, or the Reggio Emilia approach. Before selecting a school for your child it is important to learn the philosophy and approach of each setting to see which best suits your child’s learning style.  Since Curious … Continued

Benefits of Nature in the Early Years

As our world becomes increasingly digitized, children and families are losing opportunities to connect with the natural environment. This trend has been referred to as ‘nature-deficit disorder,’ a term coined by author Richard Louv in his book, The Last Child in the Woods.  Over the past decade, numerous scientific research studies have documented the benefits … Continued

Schemas (schema play)

Have you seen your toddler constantly banging, pushing, swinging, or running in circles? Some of you may see it as your child just being silly but did you know that they are actually experimenting and learning the building blocks of the world around them. These repeated patterns of actions and play are called Play Schemas, … Continued

Learn more about the EYFS

At Curious Kind, we adopt the Uk’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework as a guideline to ensure a continuous provision for our children both indoors and outdoors. EYFS is the national statutory curriculum in the UK for children 0 to 5 years old. It is a wildly popular curriculum due to its play-based, open-ended … Continued

Screen Time In The Early Years

The right amount of screen time for children has long been a struggle for many parents. How much television or iPad time can we give our children is a common question amongst families. As with all things it is different for everyone, but screen time can definitely be beneficial in small doses as some shows … Continued