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Did you know? Up to 90% of a child’s brain development happens in the first 5 years? Research tells us that when babies and children get what they need it can have a lasting effect on their future. Sharing stories, singing, talking and playing with your child from birth builds…
Ready to get started but not sure where to begin? Here are four things you can try today. Try a new word Use words you don't usually use and expand your child's vocabulary. Instead of "hot", try "sweltering", or instead of "tired", try "exhausted". Upside down When you are reading…
Bath time is perfect for talking, playing, singing and interacting with your child. It’s one on one time and often free from life’s other distractions. Bath time tips How about adding some plastic animals, cups, plates and spoons to the bath. Have fun naming the animals, making animal sounds, feeding…
Who knew that plastic cups could be so useful in creating conversations with your child? Seven stacking cup ideas If you weren’t lucky enough to be given a set of stacking cups for your baby amongst all the singlets and socks, any plastic drinking cups or bowls will do. To…
Child-led play This video contains simple and clear advice on the importance of letting your child decide how they want to play, or what activities they would like to try, within a supervised and safe space. It also has some fantastic tips for showing your children all about books and…
Looking for some new ideas when you are playing outside? Try these tips. On the swing Try standing in front of your child when you push them on the swing. By pushing from the front, you see the joy in your child’s face as they move back and forth. Most…