Monthly Archives: May 2014

Child Behavior: Help! My Child Watches Too Much TV. 

Dr. Noel Swanson. Television is a fact of life that cannot be wished away. These days, you cannot think of a home without a television, and it is rare to find families that don’t watch television. Television is no longer considered a means of entertainment only; indeed, it can be informative, educational and uplifting. Nevertheless, there …

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Getting your Child to Help Out with Household Chores

Experts has recommended that children should start helping out with household chores as soon as they can follow simple directions, which is usually around 2 ½. Tricia K. Neppl, PHD, a researcher at the Institute for Social and Behvioural Research at Iowa State University has mentioned that, “It’s easier at this age, because toddlers are …

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Colour Changing Flower

Can’t find a flower in your Mummy’s favourite colour? Not to worry! With this simple science experiment, you can give your Mummy a flower of her favourite colour! You will need: –        White flower (carnation, rose, etc.) –        Vase –        Water –        Food Colouring How to make it:

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Teacher Day Gift

To show your appreciation to your child’s teacher, we suggest this home made kit. Have your child trace the outline of his/her hands. Cut them out, and have him/her write something appreciative for the teachers. Stick to on a gift, in this case, we recommend hand moisturizers / cream because teaching can be a very …

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Crayon Hearts

What do you do with the broken / worn out crayon bits? Use a knife (adults should be doing this part) and chop them into smaller pieces. Then take a baking tray, either heart shape or whatever shape you have, and fill them up. Set to 230 degrees, 15minutes and let it bake in the …

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Child Behavior Problems: Getting Your Child to Go to Bed

Dr. Noel Swanson. After a fully-packed day looking after the children, you long for bedtime. But, your child just doesn’t like the idea of going to bed before his parents. This is a common experience of most parents. You want a bit of peace and quiet at the end of a day spent in feeding …

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“I Love You Mum” Flowerpot

Mother’s Day is coming soon. Make a cute handmade flower pot card for your beloved Mummy today! You will need: –        4 coloured construction paper –        30 cm string –        Approx 40cm x 20cm box cardboard –        Scissors –        Glue –        Marker –        Sticky Tape   How to make it:

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Mail Box

Here’s a few more crazy fun on card boxes. How about building your very own mail box.  Cut the odd pieces out, and shape them to whatever style of mail box. Have your child write and colour postcards and mail them out. They can even play postman to collect mail and deliver them. P.s       We …

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Train Station

What do you do when Thomas and Chuggington play sets are compatible? Build your own train station, along with some really nasty race tracks. Take any old carton box, cut some holes on the side and you have an instant train station. Take a black masking tape, run it over the top, down to the …

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