Thursday, 26 September 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Saturday, 21 September 2013
|photo courtesy of Mark Skipper|
Giving your toddler little jobs to do around the house is a great way to encourage them to be independent, and will build their self esteem. Having a little helper around the house may mean that you have to follow them around and re-do what they have done but at least they are helping and you are teaching them valuable skills in helping themselves.
|photo courtesy of Fiona loves photos|
Unstructured play is more than just leaving your child to get on with it! Anyone with children will tell you when a child is being quiet it is a sign that they are amusing themselves, while this usually means drawing on your favourite wallpaper with a pen or using their juice as a television cleaner it is actually a good thing.
Thursday, 19 September 2013
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Getting Joshua to eat anything not sausage or bean shaped is a mission. Until he was about three he would eat anything given to him, and then he got an opinion and it was that he hates anything remotely healthy or vegetable looking. So Sean and I are always trying to think of ways to stop table tantrums and get some goodness into his meals.
Monday, 16 September 2013
A friend of mine shared a recipe on facebook for hot dog spaghetti that I thought was a great idea. Sean however wanted to take it up a notch and created hot dog caterpillers.
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Thursday, 12 September 2013
Monday, 9 September 2013
Any parent will probably at some point (if not regularly) played chase the dummy. It seems to a be a favoured pastime for our little ones, they learn how to throw it and mummy or daddy have to retrieve it, clean it and replace it. Children are very good at making it land somewhere undesirable and a sterile replacement has to be found. I remember all too well rummaging through the bottom of my ever expanding changing bag to find another dummy.
Sunday, 8 September 2013
When our daughter started to grow out of her crib, we started looking around for a bigger cot. We liked the idea of a cot bed that would grow with her until she was ready for a big girls bed.