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Surviving, even thriving during lockdown

2020 is a year that we’ll never forget. I learned a lot about myself, that’s for sure and one of the most important things, I’ve learned this year, as a homeschooling mum, is that it is of the utmost importance that I take care of me first. Many people ask me how I manage to balance home schooling and having…

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How to build a native bee hotel with kids

Have you ever wanted to try a fun, easy and hands on project with your kids using only recycled materials and off cuts?  Why not create a native bee habitat in your backyard! Native bees are a bee-utiful addition to your garden adding fuzzy blue, metallic green and golden fluffy superheroes that zoom amongst your veggies and native flowers. They…

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50 Ways to play with sticks!

Sticks are such versatile playthings, and so readily available.  Using them for play can help strengthen a child’s fine and gross motor skills as well as their balance and coordination.  Their use can also help develop a child’s muscle tone, spatial awareness, body capabilities.  Fire up your imagination with these suggestions next time you have a stick handy. Make a…

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The benefits of muddy play!

Do you remember playing in mud as a child?  How the mud felt squished in between your hands or feet and the sounds it made as you jumped in or patted it?  The different types of brown colour it could be?  The wonderful earthy smell of it?  How much fun you had immersing yourself in playing with and in it? …

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The importance of sensory play in early childhood

Did you know that babies learn about their world through their senses? Nature can provide all the learning babies need. Incredibly, nature play is the ultimate sensory experience for your baby. As parents, we may often feel pressured to buy toys that will help enhance our child’s development. We don’t need them all. We can provide natural, low cost activities…

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