Chipmunks Blog

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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school holidays

The Pros of School Holidays (and the cons)

That time has come again and whether you love it or loathe it there are some pros to school holidays that may make you think about the term break a little differently – not only benefiting kids but you too. Yes, the mess that comes along with it is at

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School Holiday Boredom Busters

School Holiday Boredom Busters It’s week 1 of the school holidays, yet somehow it feels like week 100. Sibling fights have reached new lows, parental bribery is at 500% of normal term-time levels and “I’m bored” is the soundtrack of the holidays. So how can you turn the cycle of

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5 Top Tips To Manage Screen Time

There are some parenting topics that make parents automatically squirm when you raise them – they start to talk in a conspiratorial tone, voices get hushed, they lean in and they act like they’re about to tell you they’re actually an axe murderer. The parent will then whisper something potentially

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