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FUN ACTIVITIES TO SHARE WITH CHILDREN

Recycling Large Empty Milk Cartons - 10 easy and useful ways to reuse your empty 4 litre, plastic milk cartons.

Recyling 2 litre pop bottles - 10 fun and crafty ideas for you and the kids to employ using old, large pop bottles

Take a Cardboard Box ... - 12 great ideas to create fun constructions for kids, from empty cardboard boxes. Get their imaginations running riot.

Home Made Play Food - if you enjoy crafting with your children, then this is for you. 20 fun, cutting, baking, sewing and sticking play food ideas - some of which are extremely life like!

Encourage Wild Life In To Your Garden - kids just love garden wild life. The excitement when they spot squirrels, frogs and hedgehogs is very infectious, plus they'll learn how to care for our little garden dwellers.

Keeping Your Precious Memories Alive - we always mean to, but never quite do - that's remembering those special moments, especially the fleeting ones, when your child says something sooo cute or amusing, or the kindness someone showed. In this artice we have tons of great and inexpensive ideas, which you can enjoy with your family.

FREE FUN STUFF FOR KIDS

Early Learning- have fun with your toddler introducing them to their ABCs, 123s, Shapes and Colours.

Free Colouring Pages - it is so important to encourage toddler's to colour as they learn so much from this simple activity.

Toddler's Nursery Rhymes, Poems and Action Songs enjoy some singing and being silly with your little one.

Boredom Busters - forget the ipad, the smart phone and the video consoles and venture outside for some good old fashioned fun

Family Movies & Kids Films - a list of tons and tons of child friendly moves from the last few decades. When your kids complain they've seen all the latest films it's time to dig out the archives and find the best children's films since the 1990s.

PARENTING INFORMATION

Development and Milestones from Birth

Although we know that all children develop at their own pace and not one of them are text book cases, we, as parents and carers, do worry if they're not exhibiting the same standards as their peers at nursery and play groups. The following is not a definitive list of how any child should be performing at a certain age, but a general guidance as to how your child should develop between the ages of birth to five. I have included a few links for those, possible, troublesome years as they approach puberty. But, do remember, each child is totally different and will do things in their own time. Apparently Einstein did not speak for the first 5 years, and then asked for his egg to be boiled! I'm not sure this is true, but I do know that most children are exhibiting the same tendencies by the time they reach the age of 6 or 7.

Birth to 1 Year Old

1 to 2 years old

Your 3 year old

Your 4 year old

Your 5 year old

Your Tweens & Teens

Children's Health

  • common childhood ailments
  • spots and rashes
  • basic first aid
  • kids general health
  • kids safety

Kids Healthy Eating

  • family healthy eating
  • kids recipes and information
  • organic food
  • vegetarian
  • children's nutrition

Common Childhood Problems

  • bedtime and nightmares
  • bereavement
  • behaviour problems
  • discipline
  • mealtimes

Childcare Services

  • childcare solutions
  • child minders, nannies, au pairs
  • questions to ask

Parenting Help

  • government agencies
  • children's charities
  • single, solo, one parent families
  • single dads
  • grandparents
  • alternative families

Parenting Humour

Parenting is the hardest job in the world. Parenting is the easiest job in the world. Whichever statement best fits your circumstances - today, a little light relief and humour is essential - parenting funny stuff

Free Stuff

from the very first interweb site and pages, people have wanted to give away free stuff, samples and information. Here's a few sites which have survived the years free samples & gifts