Author: Nicky Ellis

What Age Can A Child Start Football?

As soon as a child can walk and run, they are ready to hit a ball, however awkwardly they do it. Most kids are ready to start playing football as young as three years. But ‘playing football’ is too serious a term for what kids can do at this age. …

Garden Games For Kids To Have Some Fun

Keeping the kids entertained can be a tricky business, and there may be times you feel like an underpaid palace jester, so busy are you trying to keep the kids happy and prevent those inevitable cries of “I’m bored!” Getting outside in the fresh air is just about the best …

My Child Has A Hard Time Focusing In School

There are a lot of stresses, strains and pressures in life, and these start quite shockingly early. Children are generally enrolled in school from four years old, and many start into the system at even younger ages, going to preschool and kindergarten or daycare to allow their parents to work. …

How To Teach A Child To Tell Time

Learning how to tell the time is an important life skill. How on earth could people get to work on time, or get out of bed on time, meet up with friends, or catch planes or taxis, if they didn’t have this basic ability? Our lives these days are based …

When Can A Kid Start Playing Tennis

Most kids are ready to swing a tennis racket when they are 4-5 years old. At this age, they have developed the physical strength and coordination necessary to play tennis. But they should play strictly for fun. There should be no pressure for them to play better or play in …

How To Encourage Your Toddler To Talk

Toddlers start talking around the age of two. They’ll start with single words like doggie and then move on to simple sentences at around three years. This is when she can carry on a fairly understandable conversation with other people. But not all toddlers develop at the same pace. If …