Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

From local stories to fun activities, to inspire you and your toddlers creativity.


101 fun things to do with toddlers

Looking for some favorite (yet simple) activities to do with toddlers? These entertaining ideas focus on age-appropriate skills and interests, and the best way to enjoy them is by letting the children lead the play while you watch and follow. Here are 101 fun things to do with toddlers. 1. Make colored rice. 2. Play...
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Jelly Soap Recipe

The Homemade Jelly Soap recipe we are sharing today can either be used for hand soap or body wash. We opted for hand soap, but if you’d like to use it as body wash, you can just substitute they type of soap you use in your recipe. Jelly soap actually works quite well in the...
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100 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids for Free or Cheap

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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DIY tugging box for fine motor development

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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Frozen Excavation

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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Homemade Baby Food Recipes

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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It’s Playtime! Simple Developmental Activities to Try with Your Tot

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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Laundry Hamper Fishing

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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Good Parenting Tips for New Moms & Dads

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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