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Christmas Gift Ideas: Giving a Gift of Creativity

Time to Create: Gift Ideas for Creative Kids

Some of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received from friends have been materials for activities I can do together with my girls. I love the idea of giving the gift of shared experiences...almost as much as I love giving children (and parents) the gift of creativity! A basket or box of fun art … [Read more...]

Create a Little Christmas Magic Just For Kids!

Elf on the Shelf Alternative Ideas for Christmas fun

In this guest post, my lovely friend Marieka shares her family's alternative to the Elf on the Shelf tradition and I love that you can adapt this idea to suit almost any set of toys that your children love. We love Christmas in our house. Christmas carols can be heard playing in our house all … [Read more...]

Christmas Sensory Play Series: Christmas Charades Printable

Enjoy family time together this Christmas with a game of Christmas charades! These printable game cards make it easy to play.

Dad 101 often talks fondly about playing Charades with his extended family at Christmastime. It's a tradition he has been looking forward to sharing with our girls and I have a feeling this year will be the year! So I have created a set of printable Christmas Charades Cards for us to use, and I am … [Read more...]

Is My Toddler’s Poop Normal?

Is my toddlers poop normal

This post is sponsored by Coles. Poop. Poo. Faeces. Stool. Bowel motion. We have all dealt with our own for many years before having children and yet somehow, dealing with our own children’s poop can have us questioning nature like never before. Even the most pregnancy book prepared parent cannot … [Read more...]

21 Silly Putty & Therapy Putty Activities

21 silly putty activities . Fun fine motor activities for kids

Today Carrie of A Little Learning for Two is sharing 21 activity ideas for playing (and learning) with silly putty or therapy putty. With two children on the Autism spectrum if there is one thing that has been tried and tested thoroughly in our family it would be therapy tools. While there are … [Read more...]

24 Random Acts of Kindness for Kids: An Advent Idea

Random Actos of Kindness Ideas for Children

In today's post Sara of Happiness is Here shares a printable list of 24 random acts of kindness ideas perfect as an advent activity list for your family, or simply for everyday use. I don't know about you but I LOVE the festive season. I start getting excited in September (I know, I know, I'm … [Read more...]

Parenting Digital Natives: Tweens and Technology

Parenting Digital Natives: Tips for Navigating Your Tweens' Use of Technology

This post is part of the Parenting Tweens series by Kate Fairlie of Picklebums. A digital native is a person who was born during or after the general introduction of digital technologies and through interacting with digital technology from an early age, has a greater comfort level using it. … [Read more...]

It’s Time to Brush! How To Take Care of Your Child’s Teeth

It's time to brush! Tips for caring for your child's teeth

This post is sponsored by Colgate. With Halloween, end of school year parties and Christmas just around the corner, this time of year can feel like heaven for kids who love sweet treats and sugary drinks, and while the majority of parents I know are pretty mindful when it comes to their kids and … [Read more...]