Archive for 'Caring For Your Children'

All the world’s a stage!

All the world’s a stage!

This time of year is filled with opportunities for children to experience life on the stage, with school concerts, dance productions and Christmas performances by entertaining acts all over Ibiza and Formentera, there is a chance [...]

What to do on ‘rainy day’?

What to do on ‘rainy day’?

In this months article I am using the phrase ‘rainy day’ in the English context of a day where you are free from work or school, but are restrained a little in your options as to [...]

How did they think of that?

How did they think of that?

As a parent and educator, I find it fascinating to watch children develop their own ideas. Many people associate creativity with art, music and storytelling, which are of course incredibly imaginative processes, however it is very [...]

Raising Habitually Healthy Children

Raising Habitually Healthy Children

This whole article, even the whole paper, could be filled with the facts associated with the negative impacts on children who do not have a healthy diet, in this information age it would be hard to [...]

Family summer beach guide 2013

Family summer beach guide 2013

Residents and regular visitors to Ibiza will already have their favourite beach, even their favourite patch on that beach that works well for their family. However, with such a wide variety of beautiful beaches and coves, [...]

Splish splash!

Splish splash!

Water is essential for life, and plays an important part in child development. This time of year is the perfect weather to get the most out of playing in and around water, as we can all [...]

History in Their Hands

History in Their Hands

One of the challenges to parents and teachers, in relation to looking at history with children, is how to make it come alive. Well, here in Ibiza we are incredibly fortunate to have the Medieval Festival [...]

Culture and Creativity

Culture and Creativity

The people of Ibiza love to celebrate, and what better occasion than a local Saint’s day. April brings us St. Georges day on the 23rd, my family’s favourite having been residents of Sant Jordi for many [...]

Open their eyes

Open their eyes

One of the main reasons I fell in love with the Balears many years ago, was the vibrancy of the colours you can see in every direction. The piercing blue skies reflecting in the clean waters, [...]

Dress for success

Dress for success

It would be hard to miss the fact that February is Carnival time in Ibiza and the world. All over our island, between 8th and 13th February, residents take to the streets to celebrate a time [...]

Children Choosing Charity

Children Choosing Charity

In 2012 across Spain Cáritas have appealed for charity donations to help those affected by the economic crisis. Cáritas is a registered charity aimed at supporting vulnerable and marginalised people, the poor and needy, immigrants and [...]

Heading for Healthy Hearts

Heading for Healthy Hearts

As parents, we are drowned with the extent of research about what is good for our children, and much of it seems to contradict the last thing we read. However, one thing that is universal from [...]

Little people making a big difference

Little people making a big difference

Recycling is an issue that is regularly brought into all of our consciousness, and the benefits hit home more than ever when children are brought into the equation. The next generation are those who will be [...]

‘Never work with children or animals’

‘Never work with children or animals’

This is one piece of very good advice that I have always ignored. Most of my waking hours are spent working in a Primary school, providing child or pet care in family homes, or spending time [...]

Sun protection

Sun protection

We are still enjoying our beautiful Ibiza summer so I thought it would be worth reminding parents about the importance of sun protection. Although some sun-related skin conditions are associated with light skin tones, all children’s [...]