Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents
From local stories to fun activities, to inspire you and your toddlers creativity.
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
5 lies I seriously believed when I first became a mom Let’s be honest— the first few weeks and months of your baby’s life can be the worst. We all know it’s true, but for some reason, many moms downplay this in order to play up the beauty of the newborn. Yes, it’s magical when...Read More
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...Read More
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