Author: Nicky Ellis

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 …

What Is The Best Age Gap For Siblings?

Everyone around you has probably already told you when they think you should get your next baby. Some will advocate you do it quickly to keep the age gap small while others will advise you to wait a while. They have good intentions but ultimately, the best choice about how …

Camping With Kids: Packing List

The hardest part of camping with kids is getting them to calm down long enough to help you with packing. Making sure you are well prepared and have everything you need is especially challenging if this is the first time you are going camping with them. Here’s where a packing …

How To Stop An Autistic Child From Hitting

Autistic children already have enough problems interacting with other people without adding aggression to the mix. Unfortunately, that’s a common problem for kids with autism spectrum disorders. They might lash out at the parent, their siblings, the teacher or other kids at school. This worsens their social problems, preventing them …