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Growing Mint

Date: July 11, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, News, Toddler Tips

Growing Mint Children love to explore the world around them, and exploring the natural world is an important part of this. Growing mint is a good way to do this. But what to do with fresh mint? There is a huge range of fun and exciting ways you can use mint. You can stimulate your…

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Sensory Play with Herbs

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Sensory Play with Herbs Mint is so straightforward to grow and great for Sensory Play. You can buy a plant from the garden centre or even the supermarket and plant it in your garden (just watch it doesn’t take over!) Stimulate your child’s senses with these fun activities by using fresh herbs in sensory play….

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Mint Playdough

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Mint Playdough    All children love playdough. Why not make your own mint playdough using fresh mint that you can grow in your own garden? Adding fresh mint into playdough will extend your child’s sensory play. They can also get involved in growing the mint, for example, watering it every day, and measuring the size…

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Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites

Date: May 25, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites It’s important to make sure your child has a healthy balanced diet as it has a positive impact on your child’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This recipe is for some Healthy Baked Broccoli Bites that taste great and your child can get involved with. Ingredients: 340g uncooked or frozen…

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Smoothie Ice Lollies

Date: May 25, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Smoothie Ice Lollies Smoothie ice lollies are a perfect treat for little ones to enjoy during the summer months, and they can help create the ice lollies themselves. They are much healthier than shop brought alternatives as they contain far less sugar. All you need to create these tasty treats is an ice lolly mould,…

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Teething Tips

Date: April 23, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Parent's Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Teething Tips Most babies start teething at around six months old. You may notice that your baby’s gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through. If you are worried about any behaviour that is out of character for your baby then consult your GP. 1) Teething rings:- These give your baby something…

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Leaf Rubbings

Date: March 27, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Make and Do, Toddler Tips

Leaf Rubbings  Now that Spring is on its way, why not take your little ones out to the park to explore the great outdoors. This extends their understanding of the natural world. Bring along a sheet of paper and wax crayons and  gather as many different types of leaves as you can. These can make…

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Broccoli Cheese Bites

Date: March 6, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Broccoli Cheese Bites Children love to cook. It’s creative and there’s some tasty broccoli cheese bites to eat at the end of it. As you cook, chat about healthy eating and home-cooked food, and introduce simple mathematics as you weigh and count the ingredients out. Ingredients 1 broccoli, broken into florets 100g cheddar cheese 10…

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Get Creative

Date: February 12, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Parent's Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Get Creative How can you encourage your children to develop creativity and get creative? Encourage their interests and play styles Children make sense of the world by acting out familiar scenes around them. Encourage such play and whatever your child’s play style or interest, as it’s an important part of learning. Let them explore the…

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A Great Night’s Sleep

Date: January 23, 2018 Author: kateadmin Categories: Parent's Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

A Great Night’s Sleep When your child hasn’t slept well, they don’t quite seem like themselves, their concentration is reduced and this has a huge impact on their ability to learn and have fun.  Our tips will help you achieve a great night’s sleep! Keep to a routine. Children love routines; a “goodnight routine” tells the…

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