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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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sensory play for children

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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5 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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