• How to introduce your toddler to their new baby sibling

    August 21, 2020Uncategorised

    A new baby is an exciting time for the whole family, but older siblings can have a tough time with the change. Your little one may be nervous about the baby or beginning to get excited for a new friend but there is no way to know exactly how they will react to a new arrival. To help you manage these important early moments, there are small steps you can take as a parent to …

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  • Make your own My 1st Years Sensory Box

    July 16, 2020How to, Things To Do

    Playtime is the best time to help your little one learn and grow. Make the most of this time for their development with some good old fashioned sensory play. You don’t need fancy toys to make this happen: all you need is a little creativity to put together a fun filled at-home activity that is budget friendly and easily adapted as your child learns and grows. 

    What is ‘Sensory Play’?

    Sensory Play is any playtime activity that …

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  • Here’s How to Build your Best Ever Blanket Fort

    July 2, 2020How to, Parenting, Things To Do

    As lockdown continues, we know how difficult it is to keep coming up with new ideas to avoid boredom at home. Enter the blanket fort, a childhood classic that will occupy and entertain your little ones for days. We know what you’re thinking: the mess, the faff…but what about the peace and quiet that giving your children a little space of their own could bring? Not only will the planning and building process keep your …

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  • NEW Resources to keep families busy during Lockdown

    June 23, 2020Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    With some schools and nurseries reopening, there is less pressure on parents to entertain and educate the kids. This means there’s more time for fun as a family and more opportunities to make more amazing memories as we continue to spend more time together under lockdown. With a long summer ahead of us without the distractions of a holiday or trip abroad, we’ve put together our favourite resources to help you make the …

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  • Download your own printable ‘make me’ dolls

    June 18, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Download these printable paper dolls for hours of at-home fun. While some little ones are able to return to school and nursery, they are still not able to socialise or play normally with their friends. These printable paper dolls are an easy lockdown activity that will support the development of your child’s vocabulary and self expression, boost their fine motor skills and fire up their imagination. 

    What you need

    ‘Make Me’ Paper Doll templates, available to download …

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  • 4 Steps to turn a walk into an adventure

    June 15, 2020Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Transform your daily walk from simple outdoor exercise to a fun adventure for all the family. We know that life can feel a bit boring under lockdown so we’re always looking for more ways to help you stay sane and keep the kids entertained. Liven up your routine with one of these four straightforward ways to make walks more exciting for you and your little ones.

    1. Tell a story

    Take inspiration from your children’s favourite …

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  • ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR KIDS

    June 10, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    In order for us to build a strong anti-racist world, the change has to start at home. From a very early age, babies begin to learn from their surroundings and to mimic the behaviours of those around them. They are like little sponges, absorbing everything they see and hear as their personalities and world views begin to form.

    Below we have put together some great examples of books, media and further resources to help you …

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  • Can you spot the difference in these fun printables?

    June 3, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    As lockdown continues, you might be starting to run out of ideas to keep your little ones busy. Every week, we will be providing you with a different printable activity to keep things fresh and fun for your little one. Ranging from quick puzzles to educational activities, we hope that these simple resources can support your amazing efforts to keep your children entertained and occupied while you stay home.

    This week we’re kicking off with a …

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