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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” (or foundation) skills need to be …

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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 are some of our favourite tips: …

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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 are here to help inspire with …

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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 – just be there, watching, engaging …

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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 floor with newspaper or an old …

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Smells and how they affect you and your baby!

Just as each of us has a unique personality, so too do we each have a unique sensory temperament. Some of us are extroverts and love being around others; confident and daring, while others of us are quieter and more cautious, observing the world before actively getting involved! On a sensory level, some babies, children …

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Holiday fun for everyone – Part 1 (Babies)

The holidays are about to start! We thought you might be looking for a few extra activities at this time of year to do with your little one. Here are some of our favourites with a Christmas twist! Creepers (babies who are in the stage of rolling over to creeping/leopard crawling): Pick-a-puppet – Take a …

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The season of goodies, gifts and goodbyes

What are your teacher gift traditions?! My girls love giving their teachers flowers and chocolates at the end of each term as a way of saying thank you! They delight in picking their teacher’s FAVOURITE colour flowers or their favourite sugary treat! However, I got to thinking, if all moms did what I did, the …

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