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  • 5 Ways you can help the Environment

    Everyone is slowly becoming more aware of the impact we all have on the environment and on a good note. A lot of people are starting to take actio...
  • The importance of Block Play in the early development of Mathematical thinking

    April is mathematics awareness month and here at Stumped we are passionate about early childhood learning! South Africa, along with many other coun...
  • 3 Montessori Parenting Techniques To Put Into Practice

    “... on almost every survey, people who had spent at least two years in Montessori, had higher well-being than  people who never went to Montessori...
  • Why You Should Encourage "Small World Play" In Your Toddler

    What is "Small World Play"? Encouraging self-expression, confidence and exploration, Small World Play is another wonderful tool using figures and r...
  • 5 Parenting Trends To Try In 2022

    In 2022, parents are challenged by the new normal, the era of exciting technological opportunities for play and learning and many trends calling fo...
  • Creating “Invitations To Play” At Home

    After the Second World War, in a region of Italy called Reggio Emilia, a psychologist called Loris Malaguzzi developed a new approach to learning f...
  • 7 Tips For A More Eco-Friendly Christmas

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Let’s make it the most sustainable yet – a new green tradition. At a time when shopping can induce near h...
  • Why You and Your Garden Need an Insect Hotel

    “To the extent that we value a diverse food supply with minimized trauma to the environments where it is produced, we will place a high value indee...
  • Playfulness – Developing Play As A Skill

      Every child deserves the chance to develop to their full potential and enjoy the many rewards that come with fun and light-hearted play and playf...
  • Why we should remember to celebrate Heritage Day and teach our kids about it

    The Irish have St Patrick’s Day, the French have Bastille Day, the Australians have Australia Day and we have Heritage Day, also known as National ...
  • 5 (FREE!) Educational Apps - Technology As Support For Parents

    We hugely encourage the value of outdoor play, nature study and off-screen time, but every parent can agree that technology does have its benefits ...
  • The Importance of Shapes & Patterns During Toddler Play

    Shapes shape the world. They are everywhere, from rectangular doors to circular wheels, octagonal road signs and triangular roofs. According to chi...