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COVID-19 Coronavirus stage 2 update

Chipmunks Reopening at Alert Level 2 (Covid-19 Pandemic) As our Chipmunks stores start to reopen under the Government Alert Level 2 and beyond it means that we must implement stringent health and safety measures in order to abide by the guidelines set out by the Government and keep everyone safe.

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5 Top tips for managing screen time

5 Top Tips To Manage Screen Time

How do you feel when someone brings up the topic of screen time? Do you automatically squirm? Is it fear of judgement or a feeling of guilt? There are just some parenting topics which you automatically wish you weren’t part of. The subject of screen time is one which floats

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stress free birthday party at Chipmunks

Mum Blog: Forget Birthday Party Burnout

That kids birthday party burnout, year after year. No matter how far in advance I plan for the big day it seems to creep up on me – along with it comes anxiety, stress and the numerous swipes of my credit card it could almost be considered a workout. (Get

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healthy kids habits

Creating Healthy Habits Early

Four in five 11 to 17-year-olds across the world are not getting a sufficient amount of exercise, according to the World Health Organisations recent study which analyzes “global trends of insufficient physical activity among adolescents.”  The study shows a global epidemic which urges immediate action. The WHO says children’s health

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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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hacks for kids

11 Ideas To Entertain Kids During Xmas Holidays

Are you looking for activities to keep the kids busy and entertained during the Christmas school holidays? The festive season can be a busy time for everyone but it’s also a great one for doing activities as a family and spending time together. We have come up with 11 ideas

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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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