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School Transition Made Easy

Is your little one starting school soon? It’s a big, brand new world out there that can be overwhelming at first. Starting school brings change into our children’s lives which can be exciting but also bring stress, anxiety and exhaustion. Having an older sibling at school may help with their introduction to what school is about as they’re somewhat familiar with the environment and staff, but this will not always guarantee to a smooth transition....

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Why Wooden Toys are Kind of a Big Deal!

Children are tactile creatures, the way wooden toys feel is warm and inviting. There is something special about touching and playing with things that are made from natural materials. I have witnessed it year after year as a kindergarten teacher, wooden toys are definitely the choice of preschoolers. Wooden toys are a great choice when you are buying toys. Here’s why: Wooden toys will not get brittle and break like plastic toys can. The are sturdy...

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10 Easy Ways to Help Your Child De-Stress and Relax

Unfortunately children feel stress much the same way that adults do, but because children are lacking the life experience that adults have, they are much less equipped to deal with it. Stress in children can manifest in many different ways. Some kids become emotional or withdrawn, some become lethargic, and others do the opposite of what you might expect. They become so wound up their behaviour becomes overwhelmingly excitable and uncontrollable. 

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Relaxation Through Meditation – For Kids

Life these days is busy! Working, shopping, running errands, emailing, housework, cooking, dropping kids off at sport practice, pre-school and school… Wow, exhausted yet? Well our kids are often on this stressful ride with us and unfortunately have their own overscheduled daily routines.

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Washing Dolls and Teddies for Relaxation

Water play is soothing to the soul. Children love using water for a range of activities but will find using warm water and bubbles especially nice. Promote relaxation through washing your child’s beloved dolls and teddies.

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Photos for Baby – Language and Intellectual Development

Nappy changing can sometimes be a wee bit challenging. Making this time interesting and fun can often keep your baby calm, comfortable and occupied.

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Japanese Zen Garden For Kids

We live in a fast paced world and our children are along for the ride. Just like adults, children need time out to relax and rejuvenate. Here is a sensory activity based on a Japanese Zen Garden that will help children relax and be creative.

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“Special Me”-Activity to Promote Self Identity and Self-Esteem

If you are like most parents out there your child’s well being is paramount. Wanting them to be confident, self assured individuals who feel good about themselves and their abilities is a natural feeling that most parents have. I know you care because you are here reading this. You want to help, so please, read on…

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