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Toddler
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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Painting on foil is a fun and easy process art idea for kids. Foil painting using cotton buds as paintbrushes is a perfect art technique for toddlers and preschoolers who are working on fine motor skills and colour mixing. Painting on foil supplies: Cardboard Foil Tape Cotton Buds Paint Foil Painting: TIP: People have asked...
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Give a toddler a box of tissues or baby wipes and you can be sure that within seconds they end up all over the floors. I know you know what I’m talking about – hahaha. It is part of a child’s natural response to pull at things and to see what happens. It also doesn’t...
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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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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity – Build a car using a toilet roll, cut out wheels or bottle caps and attach them using either glue or split pins.  
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Activity 2 Now use the 10X paper bone shapes and Sing ythe “This Old Man” song. When you get to the aprt “give the dog a bone” have your child put a bone int he dog’s mouth. As the child places the bone in the dog’s mouth the other children should continue singing When they...
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Little ones between the ages of one and three are always absorbing new things. Their main mode for learning: Playtime. They begin by playing side-by-side (called parallel play), then progress into more interactive stuff, where they engage with and absorb information from their playmates. The right game can boost your kid’s cognitive, physical, and emotional...
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Indoor activities are great to have on hand for any age this time of year. But toddlers especially seem to get antsy and need some extra hands-on attention. Every one of these activities is easy to do, easy to set up, and uses materials that you should already have on hand (they’re all pretty common...
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Your toddler’s playroom is bursting with toys, yet whenever a friend comes over, your son wants whichever neglected toy his pal reaches for. A struggle ensues, and soon the fun and laughter are replaced by tears and tantrums. Sharing is a concept beyond the grasp of most toddlers. Toddlers are much more interested in finding...
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Creating Rainbow Beans: White Beans – we got 3kg of beans! Neon Food Dye. The brighter the better! Rubbing Alcohol Essential Oils for scents Large  Ziplock Baggies MAKING THE RAINBOW Split the beans into baggies. We put about 2 cups of beans into each baggie to make each color. Add drops of food dye. We...
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Your toddler is a natural explorer and to them, your house is one huge discovery zone. This is a good thing because investigating their surroundings and trying new things is how children learn. What becomes tricky is keeping your curious toddler safe while they learn and explore. If left to their own devices, they’ll gleefully...
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Baby Milestones
A stage-by-stage guide to your baby’s language development. Talking is one of the biggest milestones there is, and the latest research suggests there’s a lot you can do to help your child become a master chatter. Months before my daughter Ella spat out her first official word (“bath!”), she was a Chatty Cathy in terms...
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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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