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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Can I Spoil My Baby?

New parents, along with their precious little bundle of joy, also get given a free invisible sign as they leave the hospital. In fact this sign often arrives before your baby is even born! “Please give me your opinion and advice on all things baby related!” This sign can...

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Time for tummy-Time!

Time for Tummy-Time!   The most important muscle development that your small baby needs to master during the early stages of development is gaining control of his head. He will move from being in a tight little ball to a more open body position as he gains some control...

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