Tales For Tots & Tips for Parents

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

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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23
Mar

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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24
Feb

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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27
Jan

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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