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A Brief History of Play

Historically, play has been a significant part of cultures all over the globe, and continues to be a crucial part of childhood for most animals (humans too!). Play helps us develop healthy brains and nervous systems, nurtures our imaginations, develops problem solving skills, resiliency, creativity and pro-social traits and generally, keeps us happy and healthy. Before we get into more about the history of play, if you haven’t read our [...]

A Brief History of Play2019-03-23T01:48:56+10:00

10 Ways to Fill Your Child’s Love Cup

Thrive, not just survive. That’s one of our core principles here at Artistic Revolutions. Who would want to just survive, when you could truly thrive! Some of the most crucial factors needed for healthy brains to thrive are safety and connection. A secure attachment and feeling safe are two of the most important factors in developing a healthy, resilient brain, and who better to support this than yourself as the [...]

10 Ways to Fill Your Child’s Love Cup2019-02-25T21:35:55+10:00

Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent

Having children is probably the most rewarding, yet demanding experience one can go through. Being a parent is certainly a rollercoaster of mixed emotions! From the positive feelings when your child speaks their first words, falls asleep in your arms, makes their first steps, starts school, smothers you with hugs and “I love yous”, to the daily stress and battles that can occur... Ironing uniforms, packing lunch boxes, driving them [...]

Prioritising Self-Care as a Parent2019-01-31T23:41:24+10:00

Meet Your Guard Dog and Your Wise Owl

The Guard Dog and the Wise Owl Teaching children about their brains and emotional responses to situations can sometimes feel a bit complex. Where do we even begin? But as parents and caregivers it is important for us to support and empower our children to learn about the power of their amazing brains! In today’s blog post we’re going to talk about two of the most important parts of the [...]

Meet Your Guard Dog and Your Wise Owl2018-12-03T22:09:48+10:00

Preparing Your Child for Starting School

Starting School Preparing your child for transitioning into school for the first time can be a difficult time for many. Tiredness, anxiety and meltdowns can be a common occurrence at this time of the year, so we wanted to write this blog to give you some top tips on how to best prepare your child (and yourself!) for starting school. Getting prepared before school starts The best way to prepare [...]

Preparing Your Child for Starting School2018-12-03T21:47:03+10:00

Child Friendly Mindfulness you can do at Home

Child Friendly Mindfulness Before we get started, (if you haven’t already), go on over to my previous blog post ‘10 Benefits of Being Mindful’ and find out about all the amazing benefits of being mindful before you give this one a read! As a quick recap for you all, what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with our whole body, mind and emotions. Being mindful means [...]

Child Friendly Mindfulness you can do at Home2018-12-03T21:45:45+10:00

10 Benefits of Being Mindful

Mindfulness Mindfulness as a practice has become pretty popular in the last few years with thousands of people looking to become more present in their lives. But exactly what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with our whole body, mind, and emotions. Being mindful means feeling the ground beneath your feet, the wind in your hair, feeling connected to yourself through a lens of compassion, empathy, [...]

10 Benefits of Being Mindful2018-12-03T21:44:29+10:00

How Play Rewires the Brain

Before we get started, if you haven’t already, go on over to my previous blog post ‘What is Play Therapy and how does it work’ and give that a read so you can get the most out of this one! Neurobiology (the physical wiring of the brain) - where do we begin? This is one of my favourite topics because it is the foundation of everything - behaviour, relationships, emotions, [...]

How Play Rewires the Brain2018-12-03T21:42:34+10:00

What is Play Therapy and how does it work?

What is Play Therapy? What is Play Therapy? How does it work? How can play help my child? These are questions that I get asked all the time so I thought, it was time to write a blog post about it! Play Therapy is the most developmentally appropriate therapeutic approach for supporting children aged 3-12 years. In play therapy toys act as the child’s words and play is the child’s language. Play [...]

What is Play Therapy and how does it work?2018-12-03T21:19:27+10:00