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15 Ideas for Autumn Family Fun

With the weather getting colder and wetter, we find ourselves looking for indoor ways to keep everyone laughing and having fun. So switch off those televisions and celebrate the harvest […]

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Toddler recipes

Recipes for Summer Salads, Vegetables and Light Lunches – Edition 01 Summer Salad and Veggie Days are here! Here’s a bunch of easy summer salads and vegetable dishes to get […]

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So I’m the guinea pig?

“Mommy, how come these little ones get away with things that I couldn’t when I was their age?” is the usual complaint of the eldest children. This is symptomatic of […]

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Noise at Bedtime…Good or Bad?

Should you encourage your child to fall asleep and stay asleep in a silent environment? Do you tiptoe round after bedtime? How much noise is too much? Can noise help […]

The Magic of Hugging

The Magic of Hugging

How This Simple Act of Affection Yields Major Gains in the Child’s Health, Disposition, and Overall Development. In a November 2005 issue of the “The Straits Times”, a leading Singapore […]

Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad

Ten Ways to Be a Better Dad

We thought we’d look at Dad’s and how they can be better in their roles as parents. Father’s have an important role to play in the lives of their children. […]

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All I Really Need To Know…

…I Learned in Kindergarten … (a guide for Global Leadership) All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned […]

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12 Awesome Songs for Spring and Easter

Music is present in many areas of our daily lives. From live musical scores in theatre to television, mainstream movies, a celebration of worship through song, special holiday and celebration […]

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Taming a Tough Toddler at Bedtime

Be consistent about bed times and waking times. Your toddler is more likely to respond positively if he’s used to a specified schedule. The earlier your child’s routine is established, […]

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Babysitter Survival Kit

Leaving your little one at home with a babysitter can be a very scary and anxiety causing event.  I know it took me a long time  before I was comfortable […]

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Top Tips for Building Divine Dens

Spending time outdoors with your child is beneficial to both you and them.  If you have a garden with trees or a nearby woodland, then I recommend building a den. […]

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7 Reasons Why Ball skills are Important

Ball skills lessons play a crucial role in the development of early years children for several reasons. These lessons provide children with a foundation for physical, cognitive, and social growth, offering them a range of benefits that extend far beyond the realm of sports and physical activity.

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7 Essential Areas for School Readiness

School readiness encompasses various developmental areas. Ensure your child demonstrates social skills, emotional resilience, physical abilities, fine motor skills, language proficiency, cognitive abilities, and self-help skills. These areas include following […]

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10 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom

Summer is here and with it comes the school holidays. Children are home and most likely getting bored. So, what do you do for those weeks that are not planned […]

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Let’s make Flowers

Flowers are such fun to make and children find them really satisfying. Whether you are making them to celebrate the arrival or spring, as gifts for someone special, for a […]

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Nursery Rhymes series Part 1: We have decided to do a series of activity and crafts articles to help you and your toddler make the most of the Nursery Rhymes we […]

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Snowstorm in a jar

Use a few simple items to create magical miniature winter scenes in old glass jars. These make cute gifts for friends and family too.

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How do you celebrate Earth Day?

What better way is there to get your little ones thinking about our planet than by filling a week with activities about it. We have put together some practical ideas […]

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Whiffy Sniffy homemade paints

You know how you get stickers that you can scratch and sniff?  Well here is my version of  fun and smelly homemade paints! Well technically it’s not homemade paints, but […]

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A-Z of holiday activity ideas

For many parents, the idea of six weeks of summer holidays is terrifying. How will you keep your children amused and happy? What can you do to make sure they […]

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Put a Spring in your step!

The skies are bluer, the breeze is warmer, the flowers are blooming and cute, cuddly baby creatures are being born. Along with all these marvelous changes to our environment, it […]

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Easy Autumn Leaf Bunting

Autumn is a lovely transitional time of year when the fresh colours of summer give way to all things red, orange, golden and brown. I adore how the landscape changes […]

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Rainy Day poems

Now that the rain keeps falling, I thought you may like to learn some fun and funny poems about rain with your toddler RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY Mother Goose  Rain, […]

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Here’s How to Make Reindeer Food

Are you tired of the usual carrot left for the reindeer? Tired of answering the  “Do the reindeer come inside to eat the carrots?” question.  The “why do we only […]

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The Importance of Storytime

Most babies and toddlers love books. They are often funny, bright and colourful, with loveable characters. But there are many reasons to read books that are less obvious. Take advantage […]

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Recommended Books for under 4’s

To give you a hint about what books are available for toddlers, I have searched through recommended lists and asked some mums for their toddlers favourites. This is what we […]

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Encouraging Your Child to Read

Little children love books… so take advantage of their natural interest and get them into the habit of reading . Here’s a quick guide to getting them started.

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15 Fun Christmas Eve party ideas

When you have small children, it can be difficult to create a fun and child appropriate Christmas eve celebration. Make Christmas eve a special and entertaining one for the whole […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

Good ideas fromAmazingMoms.com – to which I have added my own points. Combine dressing up in costumes with free candy and you create a kid friendly holiday! Although Halloween is […]

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Perfect Pumpkin Picking Fun

Every year about a week or two before Halloween, we go pumpkin picking. Well, technically it’s not pumpkin picking, just choosing and buying as they are already cut from the […]

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Why we Jingle all the way …

How our elf has become an important Christmas tradition: When I decided that we would welcome an elf to our home as part of our Christmas celebrations and traditions, I […]

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Enjoying an Indoor Snowball fight

The Adventures of Jingle, our Christmas Elf Day 13 Indoor Snowball Fight! Jingle was found sitting behind a huge pile of Snowballs in our lounge. The snowballs were soft, white […]

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32 Fun and Easy uses for Balloons

Ideas for using Balloons… (other than simply blowing them up). Balloons are not only delightful decorations for parties and events but also versatile objects that offer various uses and opportunities […]

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Fireworks Safety and Etiquette

Fireworks are lots of fun but they can also be very dangerous. If you are not planning going to an organised fireworks event but rather to have fireworks of your […]

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Incredible Chocolate Chip Muffins

This recipe makes around 12 delicious muffins so you will probably need to double it to keep everyone happy. Why not use it to make Muffin baskets for friends and family […]

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How to Make the Joy of Christmas last

After the excitement of unwrapping all those gifts on Christmas morning, how can you make the thrill of  all those new items last? Organising your Christmas toys This article explores […]

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30 hours in the life of us…

I thought it would be fun to document a 30 hour period in our family’s life. It was fun and interesting taking my camera out and about to capture the […]

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Reasons I Love (& Hate) Spring.

The winter blues are finally disappearing into the distance. Layers are coming off, skies are turning blue, birds are chirping in the trees and people are emerging from their winter […]

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Lego Duplo Product Review

Here at ToddleBabes we recently had the pleasure of sampling some of the new Lego Duplo sets. We randomly selected a few of our readers and the generous folks at […]

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Chocolate & Strawberry fondue

Personally I don’t need any excuses to eat either chocolate or strawberries, so this decedant dessert is perfect for me…and I’d wager, some of you find the combination very appealing […]

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Sticky Chocolate Brownies

Get baking with your toddlers this holiday and make these incredibly simple yet scrummy brownies… So yum, they may not even have enough time to cool down before they disappear! […]

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Banana Recipe Cream Pie

This yummy fruity banana recipe is perfect for the summer while Strawberries are in abundance…try it with other berries too! Preheat oven to 375° F. PASTRY 1 1/3 cups flour […]

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Start the New Year Organised!

A good balance of your time is needed for work, goals, recreation, and relaxation. Take a close look at your daily routine, examine your findings and come up with a […]

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Didi’s Easy Christmas Cake

  I make no apologies, this Christmas cake has been in print for over 21 years.  I have been making this cake since 1994. Over the years I have adapted […]


Gingerbread people

Very few poeple I know don’t enjoy gingerbread. My children like to make gingerbread,m but only if they get to use the cookie cutters and create shapes out of the […]

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Cheese and spinach scone recipe

A modern day scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. Scones are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal. Although many countries have their own version of a scone, […]

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Meal planning , how to get started

Meal planning – how to get started Save each week’s meal plans, especially the ones that have have worked well with recipes that have been the most popular, and you […]

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25 Freezer Friendly Sandwiches

  If you’re anything like me, you too will hate having to make sandwiches for your families lunchboxes everyday! Cue a busy morning of dressing, feeding and making sure everyone […]

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Sneaky Courgette Chocolate Cake

Hidden Courgette Chocolate Cake My children are not fans of vegetables. I’m always disguising them in foods. Grating carrots or courgettes into bolognaise sauce, finely chopping onions into stews and  […]

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Have you got Pajama Elves?

The Pajama Elves URGENT DELIVERY by Hayden Edwards! Our family already enjoys the Christmas Elf tradition where an elf visits your home in the lead up to Christmas and gets […]

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ShoutyKid How Harry Riddles…

 The funniest kid in fiction is back! Follow his life’s ups and downs told through laugh-out-loud letters, emails, texts and more!   This is the first time I have read a […]

Toddlebabes – Parenting and Child Development

Every child deserves the best possible start in life — and your support to meet their full potential. During this busy time of your child’s development, toddlers are learning a language, developing imagination and growing in independence. It is the time for fun, learning, playing, wonder and growth. At ToddleBabes we give you the parenting tools you need with easy, affordable and practical activities and advice that will ensure all these areas are covered.

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