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Tanja mcilroy

Hi, I’m Tanja McIlroy.

I’m a qualified and experienced former early childhood teacher turned full-time blogger.

I have taught various grades over the past years, but my passion is working with younger children. I believe the grades from preschool up to 3 are the most important years to lay a solid foundation.

What children learn during these important years forms the basis of their entire schooling career.

This blog is for parents and teachers, to give them as much information and guidance as possible on early childhood learning.

Why I started this website:

Over the years, I have listened to parents sit in my meetings and say the same things over and over…

  • How can I help my child with this?
  • Can I do anything extra at home?
  • I’m not sure how to teach them that?
  • Should I sign up for such-and-such programme?

…and the message I’ve understood is this…

Parents are dying to help their children, especially in their areas of difficulty. They don’t want to send their kids to school every day, hope for the best and take them out of school 12 years later.

Even if their children are receiving a good education, they still want to feel they are teaching them things, helping them when they struggle and making a difference.


Because every being in the animal kingdom raises and teaches their own children by nature. Our society has changed and we now have institutions called schools, but that doesn’t mean parents are unqualified to educate their children. They just need the right guidance, to achieve the best results.

Parents, teachers and schools should always be working together in the best interests of their children.

The reason I have started this blog is to share as much of the experience and information I have gained about children and how they learn.

I want my website to be a place parents and teachers can come to for quick and simple play-based activities and ideas.

Your questions and comments are always welcome. Email me at if you have any questions and please share my articles so that other parents can benefit too.

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