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Beautiful Average

Before children you imagine what your days will be like. Playing in the park, making fruit salad and brushing your little ones hair. No one tells you that they’ll all run off in opposite directions, that they’ll only eat the fruit salad if the apple is not touching...

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Creating Calm Dinner Time Rituals with Young Children

Whether you are a working family, stay at home mum, large family or single; we can all agree that dinner time can be the most stressful time of the day. You will have the opportunity to engage and ask questions so that this can be a super useful and practical event...

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“Tap” away kids’ anxiety in 4 easy steps with “EFT”

“Tap” away kids’ anxiety in 4 easy steps with “EFT” It’s a fact that we all experience stress and anxiety in our lives growing up (and well into adulthood!). However, for some, a normal response to stressful situations becomes abnormal when the negative emotions and...

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Why isn’t my child talking as much as his or her friends?

I’m super excited to have long time friend and professional speech-language pathologist, Kyla Hudson, joining us with a blog today. Kyla has many years of professional experience but also practical advice as she is a mother herself to 2 beautiful children. Kyla offers...

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Raising Kind and Compassionate Kids

Kindness noun 'the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.  “Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.” ~ Mother Teresa A huge goal as parents is to raise children that anticipate and do nice things for other people in...

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Is free play a waste of time?

“FREE, unstructured play is a waste of time for kids and babies” an extract from the Sunday Mail on July 22nd, 2018. The article interviews an educator whom suggests that free choice, open-ended play that occurs in early childhood settings is a missed opportunity for...

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Nature Play July

Nature Play July #natureplayjuly Nature Play July is just around the corner! 31 days of inspiration to get outside and wild in nature. Each day has a word prompt to inspire you to get outside and focus. Download the fridge printable below: Nature Play July is a...

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Baby Eye Development: Why Black and White?

Have you ever noticed that your newborn is drawn to specific toys or items around your home and then other things just seem completely invisible to them? I welcome Bianca from My Little Booky Wooky to explain the reasons behind this... Have you ever noticed that your...

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Yoga, Kids and Mindfulness

She spent her childhood reading books until all hours at night. Her childhood was quiet and simple as she progressed into adulthood. Becoming an early childhood teacher she came to love children’s books in particular but sometimes she found the choices available to...

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Surviving 2 under 2: Top 10

In a few days I’ll be the mother of a 1 year old and a 2 year old. I never planned to have such a close age gap but fate had other plans. Its bittersweet that my baby girl is turning one particularly because I don’t plan on having any more children. Looking back over...

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Why is art so important for kids?

Well you have heard it from me countless times; ART is SO imperative for our children's learning and development. So, instead of telling you again I thought I'd invite Arts & Craft professionals from Castle & Kite to share with you. Alana and Melissa are the founders...

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How to be a Wildflower

So many of you messaged me wanting to know the book that I used to introduce the Crystal Discovery Kit. I’m a huge children’s book nerd and a loud advocate for reading from birth. I’d love to introduce you to my new favourite Nature Study book..   ‘How to be a...

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Why give children Crystals?

There is no denying that Crystals are beautiful and we are naturally and internally drawn to them. But why? Even further, why are our children so attracted to crystals? I’m so thrilled to have Ainsley from Arwoken joining us today to explain…     I originally created...

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Fine Motor Skills

FINE MOTOR SKILLS; Im sure you've had them mentioned to you once, twice or a thousand times! We know they are important, but why? I'm so thrilled to have Kirsty Gibbs from @learningblocksaustralia joining us today to explain... Kirsty began her career as a teacher in...

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12 ways to celebrate play with Nature

There are so many reasons as to why I'm a huge advocate for getting the whole family outside and playing in Nature. Its so good for your child's sensory system but its also so good for mothers mental health. I'm so glad to welcome Erin from celebrateplay to present us...

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How to colour Rice; a step-by-step guide

Have you been putting off colouring rice because it seems too hard? I know I was, but honestly colouring rice is one of the simplest sensory recipes you’ll ever follow. Once you try it and see how well received it is by children you’ll regret not doing it sooner!  ...

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How to make Edible Slime; a step-by-step guide

Edible Slime Commercial slimes and most recipes on the net contain harmful ingredients including glue, borax or other thickening agents. I would never advise for a young child to play with commercial slime as we know they like to explore with their mouth or suck their...

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