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This easy microwave playdough recipe is more pliable and has deeper colors and you’ll never go back to buying playdough again. INGREDIENTS: One cup water 1 tablespoon cooking oil 30 drops food coloring 24 drops of lemon juice, filtered through a fine sieve 1/3 cup fine salt 1 cup flour Microwave safe bowl Whisk DIRECTIONS:...
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How do you choose which gifts are right for your child? This article offers some ideas for choosing toys that will grow with your child, challenge her, and nurture her thinking, physical, language, and social-emotional skills. Toddlers are little explorers who learn by doing. Play gives your child a great opportunity to develop and practice...
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With their newfound ability to walk and constantly improving language skills, your 1-year-old is developing at a staggering rate. Between 12 months and 2 years, kids are starting to do things on their own, seeing cause and effect, and actively engaging with others in their environment. Parental involvement is essential to a 1-year-old’s development. Indeed,...
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As a parent, you always want to know, what should be the best parenting method and what is positive parenting? Positive parenting and positive discipline focus on teaching good behaviour using kind and firm parenting techniques. Everyone is more anxious and worried during the pandemic. Kids may not have the words to describe their feelings....
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Have fun together as a family for free or without spending much money. I thought it would be useful to list some ways to have fun with your kids without spending a lot of money: Have a reading marathon. Write stories together. Play soccer. Paint or draw together. Create a fort in your living room...
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Yummy Edible Frozen Excavation Sensory Play for Kids! To make your own edible frozen excavation, you’ll need: berries or fruits, fresh or frozen ice cube tray a big freezer-safe container water a freezer toy/child-friendly hammer, pliers, screwdriver, etc Fruits maybe blueberries, black raspberries, or grapes. Add them to an ice cube tray partially filled with...
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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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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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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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Day 11 Continued Activity 2 – Sun & Moon Food Use food in the house to create a sun and a moon, circles and crescents.
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Not only will your kids love blowing these bubbles, but they’ll also learn about color mixing and different scents, too. Pouring your bubble solution into the egg carton tray allows for easy access without the concern of spilling full bottles. You can even use some tape to secure the tray to the table if you’re...
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As many of us are being told to hunker down in our apartments and houses, and limit trips outside and social contact, things are feeling pretty “real” at this point. Aside from the general worry people may have about their physical health as they digest the news from around the world and here at home,...
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Do you have an old set of fairy wings laying around the house? Chances are you have a set or two if you have a little girl in the house. And chances are they’re torn, as the nylon stocking material rips so easily. MATERIALS 1 old set of torn fairy wings (or a strong but...
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As a Teacher and Mom I have realised that words can make an enormous difference in a child’s outlook of life. Often we think that the words that come out our mouth don’t impact a child. However, studies have shown that the words you use hold immense power. Power to ignite your confidence and self-esteem,...
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Outdoor Play
Kids are naturally drawn to playing outside and there are numerous benefits of outdoor play: it allows them to explore their environment, develop muscle strength and coordination, and gain self-confidence. Playing actively outdoors also increases flexibility, fine and gross motor skills, and is related to the development of a wide variety of physical skills, including those...
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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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