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Health & Safety

When to keep your child home from daycare?

It’s the dreaded scenario every parent can relate to. It’s Sunday night, you’ve had a glorious weekend of downtime with your family but now your little one is sneezing and sniffling out of nowhere. You and your partner both have back-to-back days at work tomorrow and it’s too last-minute to organise a babysitter.  What do you do? Flip a coin? Take a carer’s day? Attempt to work from home with a sick toddler crawling all...

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Signs & Symptoms

8 things you need to know about snot in children

Yes we know, it’s not a very glamorous topic but we need to talk about snot.⁠ With the chilly winter months well and truly here, you may notice your little one is coming home from daycare with a runny nose. While you churn through the tissues at record speed 🤧, their snotty nose may hang around for what feels like a lifetime and it can be really challenging to navigate.  The good news is this...

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Toddler

6 ways to build a strong connection with your toddler

They might be small but they sure are mighty! Toddlerhood is perhaps the most intense yet rewarding period of parenthood. As a parent entering this new chapter, you might be asking yourself “how do I emotionally connect with my toddler?” as you strive to raise an emotionally healthy child. When it comes to building an emotional connection with your child, we are their greatest teachers. So whether it’s showering them in love, talking openly about...

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Learning Ideas

Learning through play with the LEGO DUPLO Bath Time Fun: Floating Animal Train

The great thing about the LEGO® DUPLO® range is that there is a playset for every child developmental stage; before our little ones are able to master the more complex and intricate construction of the advanced LEGO DUPLO sets, they can get hands-on with big bricks and enter into the exciting world of imaginative play – and all its endless possibilities. Building with LEGO DUPLO bricks is also great for developing, strengthening and exercising fine...

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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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Development Milestones

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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7 ways to inject play into every day with little ones

With our busy lives, there are some things we just have to do each day that aren’t exactly a barrel of laughs – for us or our little ones. Whether it’s mealtimes, getting ready for preschool and daycare or the daily commute, it all definitely goes a whole lot smoother if they are happy to come along for the ride…  As busy parents, we know how hard it can be, so in partnership with LEGO®...

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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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Understanding the role of roleplay in building empathy

As your little one hits that 18-24 month mark, you may notice that they begin to copy you or start pretending to be someone else during playtime. Whether it is pretending to pick up a phone call, pretending to leave for work or even pretending to drink a coffee in the morning… It can be pretty adorable.  But on top of being downright cute – it also represents an important developmental milestone. Pretend play, or...

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How to make your toddler’s bathtime a chance for playtime

Let’s be real for a second here… bathtime can often feel like a chore or just another part of the daily routine, that is, life with little ones. From them not wanting to hop in the bath – to then refusing to get out of the bath – it can often feel like a whole ordeal and not worth the stress some days.  But we do it anyway, of course, because on top of basic...

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