Creative Corner

Craft: Fairy Butterfly Wands

August 23, 2014

Getting your children involved in preparing for their own birthday party can be lots of fun and teaches them important life skills. You can teach them how to budget for their birthday, help prepare and decorate treats such as cupcakes and help them to create party favours like these adorable Fairy Butterfly Wands which we have […]

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Craft: Butterfly Princess Crown

July 9, 2014

So, we decided to go with a Butterfly Princess Crown but you can go for a prince crown and decorate it with whatever you find more “princely”. What you will need: White cardboard (you can use paper but the cardboard is less likely to break) Colouring pencils or crayons Decorations – eg. sequins, glitter, fuzzy […]

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Kids

Helping your Child make Friends as they start School

January 20, 2014

Grade R/Grade 1 is an exciting time for many children and their parents. With that excitement, however, comes some challenges. One area of concern for many parents is fostering friendships for their Grade R child. Every parent wants to be sure their child has a friend. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your child in […]

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Kids

Should I post pictures of my Child online?

November 1, 2013

I think this question has an individual answer for each parent. I am often asked why I don’t post pictures online and here are some of the reasons why: Firstly, my child did not ask to have her picture posted online, once pictures are posted online (even if you have ‘deleted’ them) they are there […]

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Easter Crafts

March 9, 2013

Scouring the web, I found some great ideas for Easter projects to complete with the Kids. (Simple enough to include even the littlest members of the family) Egg Carton Chicks You can find the directions here: http://paperplateandplane.wordpress.com/2011/03/19/easter-egg-carton-chicks Bunny Plate Face An easy but fun craft, all you need is some cotton wool, paper plates, some colour […]

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Valentine’s Idea: Heart “Attack”

January 21, 2013

Give a loved one a “Heart Attack” on Valentine’s Day! This is a fun way to involve the kids and teach them about kindness. What you will need Different colour papers A pair of scissors Colour Pens/Crayons Prestik or Tape Directions Cut out different size hearts from the colour paper Write sweet messages about/for your […]

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Kids

Play-it-Safe Rules

September 5, 2012

I found this list on the Safely Ever After Website. I think it is a good list to go through with your child, very specific and very pertinent to our day and age. 1. I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY! 2. I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too.         (Don’t […]

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Babies and Toddlers

Toddler Tantrums

September 16, 2011

Screaming, kicking and sometimes biting. Toddler tantrums, if you have not witnessed one, you’ve certainly heard about them. They are the result of the toddler’s limited ability to cope with frustration. While these mini-meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development, there are ways parents can help toddlers to experience tantrums less often and […]

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