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Light up your little one’s imagination with the LEGO DUPLO Police Station & Helicopter Set

Watching our little ones learn and grow has to be one of the greatest joys as parents. Seeing their little faces light up and the spark of curiosity in their eyes as they discover something new for the very first time is a feeling you just can’t describe. Introducing your little one to the world of LEGO® DUPLO® is a special moment for so many of us modern parents – many of us who also...

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12 Simple ways you can super-charge your child’s brain development

As parents, we just want to know we are doing everything we can to support our children as they grow. But it really doesn’t need to be complicated. Finding simple, practical tips you can do every day to boost your child’s brainpower will set your little one up with the foundations they need to thrive.  You don’t need to enrol them in piano lessons before they can walk, or sign them up for weekend language...

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Play and empowerment: How we can use play to celebrate what makes us unique

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Kristy Dickinson and her adorable 2-year-old, Ziggy, to hear about the role that ‘play’ provides them as a proud Wiradjuri family. Kristy is the founder of Haus of Dizzy, a jewellery brand that celebrates and honours Indigenous culture with a focus on empowering others and bringing joy to anyone who wears it.  Just as she does in her jewellery-making practice, Kristy uses play as a time for...

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The meaning behind the milestones: What’s going on with your little one’s brain

There is nothing better than seeing your little one achieve a new, big first. From their first steps to their first words to their first friend – the list could go on and on. But, we can often get caught up in the excitement (and rightfully so) that we forget about all the small cognitive, social and physical developments going on behind these big milestones. The most important thing to remember when it comes to...

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5 ways to help encourage independent play in little ones

We all know the importance of finding time to connect with your toddler but it’s easy for our busy lives to get in the way. Sometimes we need to work from home, get things done without distractions – or just need a little peace and quiet. And this is okay. Actually, our toddlers learning to entertain and keep themselves occupied is an important skill they need to learn.  We call this skill – independent play,...

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How much sleep do babies and toddlers need?

Understanding your baby or toddler’s needs when it comes to sleep isn’t exactly straightforward. Not only does the total amount of time they sleep for change frequently in those early months, the way it is broken up does too!  A lot of sites will talk about your baby’s total amount of sleep hours, but that information can be almost useless when you don’t know how to apply this to the day or night. There is...

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How do you talk to your kids about Santa?

Often around this time of year this a lot of talk around Santa, elf on the shelf and how best to approach it all with our little ones. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this one – and many of them strong. Should we tell kids he isn’t real? What bits are ok and not ok? Whilst I know there are some elements of the Santa narrative that are less ideal for kids, I do...

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3 simple questions to ask your child during play

There’s something so beautiful about watching your child deep in play. Whether they’re deeply focused on building a tower out of LEGO DUPLO bricks, running around like a superhero without a care in the world, or having a tea party and chatting away to their favourite teddy - playtime is the window into your child’s soul.

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