Author: Billy Szkoda

Why does my child want to take everything apart? The connector schema explained.

Some kids love putting things together while others love pulling them apart. Both habits may mean your child has a connecting schema – a fascination with the way things work and interact. If your child is obsessed with building towers,

Why does my child move things around all the time? The transporter schema explained

Is your child always carrying toys from one place to another? Is their dolls’ pram always full of teddies or their bags full of bricks? If so, then your child is exploring their transportation schema. Children who have transportation schemas

Why does my child like to throw things? The trajectory schema explained

Does your baby repeatedly drop their food from their highchair or throw things out of their pram? Or does your pre-schooler love lining up all their toys up in neat little rows, or making and throwing paper aeroplanes? If the

Why does my child like to spin in circles? The rotational schema explained

Have you ever noticed your child turning over cars to play with the wheels, or spinning themselves round and round? Don’t worry – your child is just displaying a rotational schema! Children with this schema love items that roll, that

What is a schema? What do your child’s favourite games and toys say about them?

Have you ever noticed your child doing the same things over and over again? Throwing food off the high chair, pressing a button on a toy so it does a really annoying sound repetitively?! Some insist on putting the same

Why is a stick not a stick

When is a stick not a stick…? When with a little imagination, it can be a fishing pole, a spoon for stirring a potion, a magic wand or even a balance beam for snails! Research has shown that in loose

Making praise powerful

Praise can be a powerful tool to use… as long as it is done in the right way. At KTB Kids, the use of praise which is both powerful and empowering for our children, is part of our emotion coaching

Monthly Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness matters to all of us at KTB Kids. In fact, it is so important, our staff don’t operate without it! We launched our in house Mindfulness programme back in 2018 which all our nursery practitioners are encouraged to take

Why a nutritious lunch is key to a successful afternoon’s learning

Here at KTB Kids, our bunch just loves to lunch! That’s because we put an immense amount of effort into providing freshly prepared, nutritious and tasty food we can be proud of and which our children love to eat. Breakfast

Emotional literacy – why your ‘naughty’ child may just need to learn to read their feelings

In the words of educator Jessica Stephens, ‘there is no such thing as a bad kid – just angry, hurt, tired, scared, confused, impulsive ones expressing their feelings and needs the only way they know how’. At KTB Kids, our