Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

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

18
May

And let a few plates drop. You only need your cup.

Written by Kate Brennan: Ive been thinking alot lately about parental burnout. I’m going to come at this from the maternal perspective without apology, because generally, that’s where the load is. I am seeing more of this in therapy spaces and the guilt expressed needs to be further contextualized. Lets take full stock of this....
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23
Mar

Getting Ready for Easter!

This Easter sensory bin is made with coloured rice, plastic eggs, little chicks and fine motor tools. Bright and colourful, this rice bin is fun for all ages. TO MAKE THE RICE BIN: What you need: dry rice coloured rice (see below) fine motor tools plastic eggs tray or bin fuzzy Easter chicks or colored...
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20
Jan

Steps to More Effective Parenting

1. Boosting Your Child’s Self-Esteem Kids start developing their sense of self as babies when they see themselves through their parents’ eyes. Your tone of voice, your body language, and your every expression are absorbed by your kids. Your words and actions as a parent affect their developing self-esteem more than anything else. Praising accomplishments,...
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05
Oct

Night weaning and phasing out night feeds

Night weaning and phasing out night feeds: when to do it From six months of age, if your baby is developing well, it’s OK to think about night weaning for breastfed babies and phasing out night feeds for bottle-fed babies. At this age, most babies are getting enough food during the day for healthy growth...
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09
Sep

Microwave Playdough

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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07
Sep

Tips for Choosing Toys for Toddlers

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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17
Aug

Fun Learning Activities for Tots

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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27
May

Positive Parenting Tips

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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19
May

Painting on Foil

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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