• FREE PRINTABLE: Valentine’s Day Playdough Mats

    I’ve created a little FREEBIE Printable for you to use with your kids during playdough activities this Valentines Day! Playdough is a much loved activity in our home (for both of us) and with its endless benefits – this makes the perfect go-to activity – any day! These mats are reusable and need to be laminated. If you do not have a laminator – simply use clear buff tape on both sides of the paper to create a sturdier mat. I’ve created these playdough mats with the following developmental benefits in mind: – The colours, placement and patterns help to build on your child’s visual perceptual skills (figure ground and…

  • 2021

    Happy New Year: 2021

    Happy 2021!   The past 2 weeks have been a much needed break from the socials, for simple home-bound festive family time, some hard reflections into the new year and working through some of the fog of 2020. Even though the illusion of time was felt, 2021 has already been more of an opportunity to take on the new year with some honest mental shifts. Growth does not come easily, it requires continuous reform, restructuring, pulling, stretching, painfully dying to parts of self, but ultimately blooming into the version of ourselves we were truly designed to be. I am grateful that Fresh Beginnings can happen when we choose it and…

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    Everyday Use Labels – Printable

    Hey guys, so as voted for on my Instagram stories, here is the FREE Everyday use Labels Printable I’ve created and have been implementing with my little M too. I will be adding to this blog-post over time – so don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to receive notification on more FREE Printables! 🙂 Disclaimer: The Printable provided is for personal use only and should not be used commercially.   Implementation: Print and laminate labels and attach to respective items. If you do not have laminating sheets, use clear buff tape or sellotape as an alternative, which should help to increase life-span of the labels. You can choose to…

  • 8 Everyday Ways To Encourage Speech & Language in Toddlers (1-4 Years)

    Little M just turned 15 months earlier this week and it’s been amazing and so much fun watching him start to express himself a little more through a recognisable vocab. I decided to share my few favourite everyday things that you could do with your little one to encourage development of speech and language. It is simply an opportunity for bonding, and best of all no real prep required. They can be done in your everyday routine, but most importantly, a time to have fun with your little one!   When does Speech & Language develop? Language is such an important part of development – It can cause so many…

  • Caronavirus PDF Slides for kids

    Hey guys, this was sent to me on my whatsapp group and I thought I’d make it available for download!   It’s especially helpful for the older kiddies who are also aware of the current world pandemic.   Feel free to share with whomever you’re able to share with… Remember, even though we should refrain from taking hands, this should NOT mean we cannot stand united and support one another. We are always stronger together. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UA1nCzCpdU6LXAcgCyzp5VZTJ-pCJbW2/view?usp=drivesdk Stay safe! Much love and kindness always T