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Best practice in early childhood intervention

When you have a baby, it’s easy to fall into the trap of worrying about hitting milestones. You may find yourself comparing your baby to another child in your mother’s group who keeps rolling/sitting/crawling/walking/talking/doing just about everything — months before your bub. We’ve all been there.  Comparing our kids to other children is so easy to do. But what if you’re genuinely worried your little one isn’t reaching a major milestone on time? Perhaps they’re...

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Hygiene & Keeping Clean

Omg… they have head lice – What do I do now?

Head Lice are one of those inevitable parts of growing up. Most of us can probably still remember the horrible, itchy feeling of having it as a kid… and now that we’re on the flip side as parents we can appreciate what our parents must have gone through when they got the dreaded letter home (no emails back in those days!).  When you’re actually faced with those nasty little bugs, it can be a bit...

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How to respond when your kid talks back

When we become parents, we can’t wait to watch our child’s personality evolve. One of the most exciting milestones is when they start to talk. There’s nothing cuter than hearing your baby start to form their independent thoughts and ideas. With this newfound skill comes so much joy. But like most things with kids, it also comes with its own set of new challenges.   It’s a rite of passage for your kid to talk back...

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Child Care

A child care tool kit for first time parents

Your baby has just been born, and you’re ready to take on the responsibility of caring for and nurturing them. However, if you plan to return to work after your maternity or paternity leave, either you’ll need to find a childcare provider to care for your child during the day, or find other childcare arrangements. To make sure that every aspect of caring for your child goes smoothly, it’s best to have a full tool...

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Preschooler Activities

7 literacy activities for preschoolers that will keep them engaged and learning

Preschoolers are at an important point in their development, learning about the world around them and building the skills they need to help them start at big school. You can help your child develop these important skills by choosing reading and writing activities that will grab their attention, keep them engaged, and introduce them to new vocabulary and concepts.  Here are seven literacy activities for preschoolers that will keep them engaged and learning all while...

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Hygiene & Keeping Clean

All the must-have items you need if you have a curly-haired kid

Hands up if you’ve ever had to cut a matted bird’s nest out of your child’s hair. Ahh welcome! You must be a member of the curly-haired kids club. So nice to see you here. Grab a seat and get comfortable.  There’s no denying just how beautiful a wild mane of tornado tendrils looks to the naked eye. People will often stop you on the street to swoon over your child’s angel-like tresses. But behind...

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Child Care

Tips for how to find the best quality childcare

When choosing what child care is right for you little one, it is important to consider more than just cost; quality and comfort is equally important to your child’s well-being. If you want to make sure that your child gets the best care, here are some of our tips for how to find the best quality child care. Do some research (for free) There are tons of places you can go to find information about...

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At-home Activities

5 Entertainment ideas for preschoolers to replace screen time

We get it – when you’re looking after a toddler the days can often drag on for what feels like an eternity. Before you know it, you’ve got them plonked down in front of the TV and they’re watching Moana for the 15th time. Hey, no judgement. We’ve all been there!  It’s tough keeping your preschooler entertained and you might be asking yourself “what should preschoolers do instead of screen time?” Sometimes coming up with...

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Development Tips

3 things you need to know about concentration in little ones…

As parents, we can understand and appreciate the value of concentration when it comes to our own day-to-day lives. Hence why many of us can’t stomach the idea of sending an email or attending a meeting before our precious morning coffee. However, you might be wondering how – and when – do our little ones develop the ability to concentrate?  We chatted with Child Psychologist and founder of MindMovers Psychology, Jaimie Bloch to help us...

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Health concerns

Treating the dreaded pinworms in children

Pinworms (Enterobius vermicularis) are tricky little things that are very common in young children and can cause lots of problems. So it’s really important to know if your child has them and what to do about them. Pinworms are the most common worm infection in preschool and school-aged children affecting up to around 60%. The reason they are so common is that they are highly contagious and spread by contact. They can even become airborne...

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Development Tips

Signs your child is ready to start school

Knowing when your child is ready to head off to “big school” can be a tricky one, especially if your child’s birthday falls in the early half of the year. Age-wise your child may be ready to start school, but are they...

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