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If you ever wondered how to make best chocolate brownies and what ingredients you going to need to achieve this perfect chewy and gooey result we all love, olive is here to help. This brownie recipe uses a square tin, but you can use an oblong or even round cake tin provided it is roughly...
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Overwhelmed by the thought of making your own baby food? Don’t be! In many cases you don’t need much more than a basic saucepan and a fork. Worried about time? Invest in a small slow cooker or a blender to make the process even easier. Here are a few of the no-hassle recipes: Mashed Bananas...
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Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant’s development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby’s learning in her first year will happen naturally as you talk, read, make faces, and interact with her every day....
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Story  – The Snail and the Whale                   
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Book – The Snail and the Whale. A beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship a tour of the world and a heroic rescue.
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Do your kids tirelessly empty your laundry hamper to play in it?  Supplies Laundry hamper Kitchen / Braai tongs Fish Toys Blue blanket If you have one of those fancy fishing sets then this will be even easier to set up. If you don’t no worries, simply using a pair of kitchen/braai tongs as a...
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Becoming and being a good parent isn’t automatic, particularly in the modern world. New parents in previous generations benefited from extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were generally a part of the child-rearing process. But today, many families are miles away from relatives and parents have to go it alone, learning “on...
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Screen time has become a buzz word for parents. How much is too much, and how much is acceptable? With Lockdown having decreased normal social interaction to zero, the upswing of digital social interactions has sky rocketed. As a parent we only want the best for our child, and as the gate keepers to our...
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Below a few create clips to watch for Easter Stories: 
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If you thought pinatas were only fr a birthday parties – think again!! Fill balloons with wrapped candy, notes and other treats, then inflate. Kids can pop their balloons with toothpicks to get Easter Treats!
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Easter Ring Toss You will need: Paper plates glue, paints or crayons and a paper towel tube. Glue the tube onto an upside down paper plate. Cut the inner circles out of the other plates and decorate the rings. See who can get the most rings over the tube.
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You will need: paints, paper plated, pegs and either pieces of cotton wool or pieces of sponge or pomp oms. Draw an egg on the page, and let your child decorate it with the different coloured paints.
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Toddler Easter Biscuits: You will need: either home-made biscuits, or user Marie biscuits instead. Make icing with icing sugar and a little water. Separate and add food colouring. Let your children decorate with sweets!
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You will need: Potatoes, a knife, paints, a marker and a piece of paper. Cut shapes into the potato as per the picture. Dip the potato into paint, and push the cut-out onto the paper. Draw the shape and decorate with a marker once the paint has dried.
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Egg Smash Painting  You will need: Egg Shells, paint, a paper and either push pins or prestick. Pin or stick your paper a surface outside. Fill the egg shells with paint, and let your child throw the eggs at the paper. Frame your new art piece!
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You will need: A think piece of card, Masonite or wood. Dip your child/children’s hands in paint and create a print as per the picture. Decorate using a marker, ribbons and pink paint. Make a hanger with a piece of ribbon. Remember to put a date on it!
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Salt Dough Activities – Hand Prints Roll out a piece of salt dough. Draw around everyone’s in your family’s hands and colour them in or dip your hands in paint and press them into the dough. Allow to dry!
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Day 15,16,17,18 Easter Create an egg shape, put a hole in the top and allow to dry.  Decorate with paint and thread a ribbon through the hole for hanging.
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Salt Dough Activities – Feet Hearts. Eggs and Hand Prints
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You will need:  Coloured paper, markers, and scissors. Trace your child’s hand onto the coloured paper, cut it out and fold as per the image. With a marker, draw the face, ears and legs.
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9-12 Month Old Interesting play surfaces— eg. grass and sand- To explore textures and develop body awareness as she creeps, crawls and cruises Balls- To crawl after, and to learn the game of ‘roll’ and ‘catch’ with mom Plastic containers for filling and emptying
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12-15 months Old Acitivites What do you need: Activity walker, or push cart. How To play: Your little explorer may be walking by now, but may have to practice more of balancing and walking. Encourage them to bring a new toy towards you by pushing it. It gives the toddler confidence to walk until they...
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12-15 Months Old Activities What do you need: Just yourselves How To play: This simple play ideas for 12-15 month old requires no preparation at all. Your Little one will have a lot of fun! Play chase with your toddler around the house, in a garden, or any area that is safe to play. Keep...
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Who Are We

The Moms and Tots Group was founded in 1993 by Petra Lombard after she became aware of the keen interest of mothers to learn more about how to stimulate their young child in a healthy and balanced way.

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