Monthly Archives: April 2014

Construction Site

Put some reality into play. The next time you hit the beach, collect some fine sand, small pebbles and polished rocks. Take a large serving tray and lay them out, along with your child’s construction sets, and explain the function and purpose of each construction machines / equipment and let his/her imagination take over. Build …

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Why you shouldn’t force your child to say sorry

Say sorry! Or not. Dr Justin Coulson outlines why it isn’t worth forcing children to utter apologies that are neither meaningful or beneficial. Sorry isn’t always the kindest word “Go and say sorry to your brother.” Most of us have demanded our child make an apology at one time or another. Perhaps it was to a …

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Magic Tower

Are you a fan of Amazon, Qoo10 or online shopperholic? If you have a collection of odd-size carton boxes, here’s a crazy idea. Build a magical tower. Use a penknife or something shape to cut out the windows, build doors and archways, string them up and run the Christmas lights through. This would make Charles …

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Balloon Pinata Game

This is a great party game idea but the weather is so hot nowadays it won’t hurt to have some water play outdoors! You will need: – Rope – A few balloons – Stick   How to make it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roqgB6XZdmQ   Increase the fun factor by blindfolding the players and have someone giving instructions on …

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Monster Box

This recycling project will need some help from adults. You need an empty tissue box, colourful wrappers, an empty egg carton tray, scissors and glue. Just wrapped the colourful wrappers around the tissue box, cut the opening (mouth) to any desired shape / size and use the egg carton tray as crazy eyes. P.s  Do …

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Hot Wheels Racing Track

If you have boys (or girls), you probably have a bunch of hot-wheels.  Instead of spending money on those play-sets, make your own with masking tape. Run it over the sofa, carpet, coffee-table and ignore all logic of physics.  You can build a new track everyday, anywhere, anytime. P.s       Good to invest in those 3M …

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Tunnel Cubby

Save some money by setting up an indoor “playground” in the house for the kids! Perfect activity for letting your child to work out all that muscles. All you need is some furniture that you can easily find around the house and you are all set to go!   You will need: Chairs Blanket Table …

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Thread The Worm

  Take the plastic strainer, a bunch of colourful pipe cleaners and ‘thread’ them around the holes. This senseless fun actually builds your child’s motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Images from: http://goo.gl/M3Thdk    

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32 uses for baby wipes (excluding wiping a baby)

You probably never bought baby wipes until you had children – now you can’t possibly imagine life without them. It doesn’t take long to appreciate just how many other uses wipes have, as Zoe Meunier discovered when she came to compile this list .. Show me a mother who hasn’t been saved by a baby …

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