Tag: tips

DIY spooky decorations for Halloween

Kids love Halloween, but it can be an expensive time of year for parents – from costumes to treats, parties and decorations. So, why not take the opportunity to get creative with your little ones in the run up to 31st October and make some DIY Halloween decorations?     Pumpkin sweet dispenser Carve a […]

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How to deal with cooped up toddlers

As we head into autumn, with winter ahead of us, many families will find themselves cooped up indoors with small children. This year, like no other, we’ve had to adjust to a life of less freedom to go where we want to and do as we please. So, how do parents cope with the months […]

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Tips to encourage your children to read more

Reading is a fundamental part of a child’s development. While some are born ‘book worms’, others need more encouragement to read. Here are some ways you can get your child excited about reading.     Create a book corner Make an area of the home that’s dedicated to reading – ask your child to help […]

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Tips to make your morning routine easier

Mornings can be quite a stressful time for parents. Maybe the baby needs feeding while you’re trying to pack a lunch for your pre-schooler. Perhaps you’re trying to make yourself look at least a tiny bit presentable to go to work, while trying to get your child to eat breakfast. Whatever your morning struggles with […]

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Encouraging independent play

It takes time and patience to foster independent play in young children. While some are perfectly content with their own company, others may need to be constantly entertained. The earlier you can begin to encourage independent play with your child, the better.     Much of a child’s need to have parents play with them […]

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