Two things to do to celebrate Heritage Day 2018

Today we are celebrating Heritage Day in South Africa, and the question comes to mind, what is the meaning and also what can we teach our kids about this day? I did some research as a mom to truly understand and found this article that I would like to...

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The Importance of Sensory Play

Have you ever wondered how playing with your baby or toddler can impact their performance at school in the future? The below diagram of a tree may help you to visualise what is happening with your little one’s development. It is important that, just like a tree, the “root”...

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Picnics and Parties and avoiding the meltdown

The weather is starting to change and everyone is trying to fit in some last outdoor fun activities ahead of the cold. We have been doing some reflecting on how to make the most of these times while avoiding the meltdowns that often follow afterwards with little ones. Here...

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Child Development – Trends & Studies from 2017

As mother’s ourselves, we are always interested to know how the Child and Family Science experts come up with their data.  And, what the outcomes are.   From a study forming part of the Master’s Degree Programme in Education and Child Studies at the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands,...

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Tips for Entertaining Children over the Holiday period

You managed to get through these past weeks since school closed.  It’s close to the new year starting, yet there are still a few weeks to go till the kiddies go back to school again.  Many parents are wondering how they will entertain their little ones. Never fear, we...

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Stages, rather than Ages – how babies grow

At Jump Leap Fly, we prefer to group babies into stages, rather than ages. This takes your focus off worrying about the milestones achieved by certain ages, and rather places it on encouraging and supporting your baby to build his skills in a helpful sequence of development.   This...

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Skype or Facetime with baby – easy tips!

If you find you travel a lot and miss out on some important milestones or just simply communicating with your baby, consider a short Skype or Facetime call – here are some tips: 1.  Mobile is best – less buttons to distract (baby, that is!) 2.  Don’t worry about a conversation...

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Finger Painting Fun with your Toddler

Getting your little one down and dirty with some non-toxic paints is not only fun, but good for their tactile sensory development.   Here is how: Create an “art area” in your kitchen, garage, outside, or even bathroom Stick the paper down so it doesn’t slip around Cover the...

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