8 Healthy Foods for a Growing Child

19 January 2022

With winter setting in and flu season upon us, it’s time to start thinking about supporting our immune systems. We all know that a healthy, balanced diet can help boost our families immunity, but what about our youngest? To shine some light during these dark days, we’ve outlined our favourite healthy foods for children this winter.
Berries
Berries like strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C, they help protect your child’s immune system and maintain their healthy cells. Despite being out of season, you can still buy frozen summer berries or switch them

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The Big Benefits of Outside Play for Nursery Children

8 January 2022

Over the past year, we’ve learnt a lot about the benefits of fresh air and exercise. But do these benefits extend to our children? The short answer? Yes – and in more ways than one! So grab your coats because it’s time to explore the many (many) benefits of outside play!
1. Improved physical health
We all want our children to be as fit and healthy as possible (especially given the current circumstances). But did you know outside play not only helps to keep our children safe but also promotes better health and immunity? That’s right! There are a whole host of

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How Much Do Children Really Need From Santa? The Benefits of Having Less

1 December 2021

We all want to treat our children at Christmas. But each year, it’s becoming more and more difficult to know where to draw the line. Between the pressure of keeping up with the Jones’ and teaching our children the value of money, we find ourselves reeling at the question – how much do children need from Santa? To help you debunk this Christmas conundrum, we will explore the benefits of giving fewer gifts to ensure that this festive season is full of gratitude (not greed).
What are the benefits of having fewer toys?
We’ve all heard the saying less is more. But

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Why You Should Use Kindness Elves This Christmas (Instead of the Elf on The Shelf)

With Christmas fast approaching, it won’t be long before a certain elf comes to stay for their annual visit. Each day in December, they bring magic and mischief to our homes – causing chaos all in the name of Christmas spirit. Yet, have you ever wondered what it would be like if they were nicer? This year we invite you to find out! We’ve switched out our Elf on the Shelf and are ready to share all of our secrets about why you should use kindness elves this Christmas.
What are the benefits of using kindness elves?
There are many reasons

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How to Keep Your Children as Healthy as Possible at Nursery

15 November 2021

Before starting nursery, it’s unlikely your child will have been exposed to many different germs. So, when placed in a new environment with lots of other children, it’s almost inevitable they will catch something. (Perhaps not the answer you expected when researching how to keep your children healthy). However, exposure to new germs is essential when developing a strong and healthy immune system! Think of it this way – no infection, no immunity.
So, the question is how to keep your children healthy (or as healthy as possible) when it’s likely they’ll be exposed to some sort of bug/virus/infection? To help

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Potty Training Regression: How To Work Through It

5 November 2021

After working so hard to potty train your child, it’s natural to feel disheartened when they start having regular accidents again. However, this doesn’t mean you should resort back to nappies. Potty training regression is usually the symptom of a problem – find the problem, and you’ll find the solution.
What causes potty training regression?
There are a few different reasons why your child may be regressing. Thankfully, they are all easily remedied. To help you identify what is causing your child’s accidents, we’ve outlined the most common causes of potty training regression.
Distractions
We’re all guilty of getting distracted once in a while

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The 6 Best Potty Training Books (For Parents and Toddlers)

19 October 2021

Potty training can be a stressful experience. So to help you rise to the challenge, we’ve put together the 6 best potty training books for both parents and toddlers. With a mixture of storybooks and how-to guides, you and your toddler will have the tools and confidence to take on potty training together.
Oh Crap! Potty Training
The book, written by Jamie Glowacki, is a light-hearted step-by-step guide to potty training. With six steps from ‘when to start’ through to ‘ditching the diapers’, this book combines Jamie’s expert knowledge with her wicked sense of humour. It’s also chock full

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12 Fun Learning Activities Your Kids Can Do at Home

4 October 2021

Creating learning activities at home is a great way to support your child’s education – and it’s fun! All it takes is a few household items and a bit of inspiration. To help you with the latter, here are 12 fun learning activities your kids can do at home:
Practise writing
Practising writing can be much more exciting if you ditch the pens and paper. Try writing in chalk on the pavement or with your finger in some shaving foam. It’s both entertaining and educational.
Craft stick calculations
Line up your sticks to teach your toddlers about tallying or write out some sums to

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How to Make a Sensory Bin for Toddlers: The Definitive Guide

20 September 2021

Sensory bins are all the rage at the moment – and for good reason! With so many different tools and textures, they’re a great way to stimulate your toddler and boost their development. The good news doesn’t stop there either – they’re also incredibly easy to make! In just 5 simple steps, we’ll show you how to make a sensory bin so that your toddler can start discovering independent play!
Here is our definitive guide for how to make a sensory bin:
1. Find a container
The first step to making your own sensory bin is finding the best container for

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5 Tips For Parents Dealing With Separation Anxiety

4 September 2021

Due to countless restrictions and several lockdowns, we’ve spent more time at home over the past 18 months than ever before! Now, with September on the horizon, more and more parents are anxious about sending their children off to school. To help address this, we’ve created 5 tips to support parents dealing with separation anxiety as we all transition into post-lockdown life.
Here are 5 tips for parents dealing with separation anxiety:
Discuss your fears
When it comes to soothing our children, we all know the importance of listening to their concerns and validating their feelings. But when it comes to us adults,

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