S.T.E.M toys your toddler will love!

The Building blocks for success in the digital age: STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics STEAM – Where the ‘A’ is for Arts STREAM – Where the ‘R’ is for Reading and wRiting (should I be the one to point out that writing doesn’t start with an ‘r’ or would that be splitting hairs?) Anyway, let’s not get distracted here, the point is I consider all these to be the…
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Childhood Revisited: XPark Junior

I just found out the other day that I’m a Xennial – Yes, as odd as that word may look and sound, apparently it’s a real thing. This is the micro generation that sits between Generation X and Millennials so being an 80’s baby, I’m bang on the cusp. They had to create a special term for us because we are the only generation that had an analogue childhood and…
Kite Beach, Dubai
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Best Toddler Apps for learning Shapes and Colours

Shapes and Colours* This collection of apps focuses on shapes and colours. In teaching guides throughout various educational systems, you often find that shapes are combined with colours which provides a great 2 for 1 learning opportunity. Whether you select one of these apps or if you prefer to use a combination, your toddler will be exposed to critical thinking, cognitive, spatial and geometry skills. Your little one will enjoy…
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How do you Zoo?

Wildin’ out in Lisbon Zoo. My Instagram caption for our Lisbon Zoo video alludes to my misgivings about going to Zoo’s. On the day of the visit, I even filmed a short rant which I had intended to add to the final edit but funnily enough, my whining didn’t make it into the final cut because truthfully, my negative nancy rant was so incongruent to the actual experience, it was…
Lisbon
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End of Summer Soft Play

Saying goodbye to Cabin Fever The summer in the UAE are as hot as the day is long, actually, it’s a 24/7 situation that goes beyond daylight hours. This means that spending time indoors is well advised and avoiding any outdoor activities and direct sunlight in a Draculean way is inevitable. Given this fact, we spent a lot of time at softplay which can be a treacherous den of rabid…
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