Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

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

21
Oct

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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21
Jul

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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30
Jun

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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04
May

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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29
Apr

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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22
Apr

Screen Time in Lockdown

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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06
Apr

Day 11

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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02
Apr

Rainbow Scented Bubbles

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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31
Mar

Day 7

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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