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Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

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

04
Nov

Paper Rainbows

This is a quick craft to make, so it can be a perfect  project for hands on scissor practice in the classroom as it doubles up as a wonderful decoration.
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Family
26
Oct

Dear husband, even on the toughest days—this is exactly where I want to be

Dear husband, Today started like a train wreck and ended like a sinking ship. I made breakfast in a trance and it was not good. I told the kids it was good, but it wasn’t. The eggs were hard and burnt. They cried and I wanted to cry too, but I didn’t. I just willed...
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anxiety
10
Oct

The key to managing anger + anxiety on rough parenting days

As much as most of us would like to banish anger, anxiety and other undesired emotions from our experience forever, these feelings are part of being human. And motherhood is one of those knock-you-over-the-head-with-a-2×4 experiences that tends to bring us face to face with our issues. For example, many parents have deep-seated fears about something...
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09
Oct

How to Upcycle Children Fairy Wings

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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children sleeping
20
Sep

8 expert ways to help any child get better sleep

Up to 70% of children under age five have sleep problems. Sleep issues are complicated and have many causes. They’re hard to deal with because when children aren’t sleeping, parents aren’t sleeping, and that lack of sleep affects every minute of every day for every person in the family because lack of sleep isn’t just...
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12
Sep

Simple yet Miraculous Parenting Tips

These tips are intended to help the parents of babies and toddlers, but could also be of use to parents of older children. Allow your child to explore and try new things. Children like to know where they stand, and constantly feel for boundaries. Whenever you communicate with your child, make sure you are listening,...
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03
Sep

The power of our words

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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30
Aug

Screen time before bed means less sleep and higher BMIs for kids, says study

I’ll be the first to admit I’m occasionally guilty of checking my phone “one last time” before bed, only for 30 minutes to pass as I scroll through Facebook. Not surprisingly, kids are susceptible to the same temptation—and a new study shows it’s costing them valuable hours of sleep. But that’s not all: Kids and...
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Outdoor Play
13
Aug

The Benefits of 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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