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Snowman energy balls recipe

Recipe: Christmas Snowman Energy Balls

Not just a healthier treat for kids (and adults) but a fun activity to do together. Packaged in a small box with ribbon would also make a lovely Christmas gift for friends, family or teachers. Snowballs 1.5 cups unsweetened shredded coconut plus a little extra for rolling 1/2 cup almond

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Balanced diet for toddlers

Nutrition for Kids: A Balanced Diet for Toddlers

The period which your baby moves from infant to toddler is a vitally important time, everything they consume mentally and physically impacts their health, growth and development as well as teaching them the habits of consuming a balanced and varied diet which will carry through till later in life. A

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Questions to ask kids at the dinner table

18 Questions to Ask Kids at the Dinner table

Ask a child “How was your day?” and get the reply “good, fine, ok thanks”? Such a question doesn’t do much for kids. They say a simple question gets a simple answer. ‘They’ were probably mums. Family schedules are busier than ever; jam-packed with work, after school activities, homework and

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the importance of sensory activities

The Importance of Sensory Play for Kids

Have you ever brought a new toy for your child only to end up feeling slightly deflated but amused when they are more intrigued by the box or the paper you wrapped it in? Sometimes look at them thinking you’ll just wrap up an old toy next time or fill

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4 Life Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

As parents, we want the best for our children. When we get pregnant we create ideas of what our children will be like, who’ll they’ll take after and the qualities they pronounce onto others. As they go through their infancy and toddler stages we figure it’s our responsibility to teach

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5 Benefits to Encouraging Your Child’s Imagination

Mums and Dads, Puppies, Scary Monsters or tending to Teddy’s sore leg…As parents we know we should encourage our child’s imagination but busy lives can mean we often forget the benefit for imagination as time for creativity is over run by the need for productivity. We remember doing it in

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How to Encourage Kids to Be More Active

In an age where tv, computers, tablets and mobile phones are becoming the norm for entertainment it is easy to see why children are becoming more inactive day to day and why as parents we need to keep on top of it by encouraging sports and activities away from the

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7 Reasons a 1st Time Mum Should Join a Mummy Group

Being a new mum can bring on a whole world of emotions you’ve probably not felt before. You’ll feel alone, scared and probably like no-one around understands what you’re going through. Familiar as it may sound, we’re not talking about a case of man flu. It may be daunting, you

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Choosing the right indoor playground

What to Look For When Choosing an Indoor Playground

What to Look For When Choosing an Indoor Playground Keeping a child at any age entertained is no easy feat. They require an enormous amount of stimulation for their developing brains and growing bodies and finding activities that are safe, clean and interactive can seem far out of reach. An

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