Entries by Sonja Preston

Moving House – Moving Community

So, you’ve made the decision to move, and now the day has arrived. The boxes are packed, the trucks loaded and it’s time to go to the new home. What happens if the new place is interstate or overseas? If you’ve been at your previous home for a while, you forget how many connections you’ve […]

Bright Shiny Things

I’m wondering what image these words evoke in your mind? For some it could be Christmas baubles on the tree, others might think of diamond jewellery, others the shimmer of the moonlight glistening on the water and others the magic of a sparkly rainbow.   For each of us, the words ‘bright, shiny things’ creates […]

When Children Play Freely, They are Learning!

Play is children’s ‘work’.When children are playing, they are learning valuable information.  This poem summarises it: The Value of Play Play is fun. Play comes from within. Children love to play. Play is an important part of healthy development. Play is enjoyable and doesn’t need careful planning, or an end result. Play means active involvement, […]

Developmental Domains

In my work as a Parenting Consultant, I support families in their parenting with through understanding child development, providing activities for them to do with their children, and chatting about the issues which can occur in parenting – bedtime routines, sibling rivalry, fussy eaters etc and we look at possible solutions. When we look at […]