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What are the 10 most important things to remember when engaging in a toddler's activity?

When your little one is at play, giggling to themselves as they roll a ball back and forth or screwing their face up in concentration as they build a tower of blocks, it's very tempting to join in. Perhaps you sit down beside them and start to build an even higher tower, or maybe you pick up...

How can my toddler help with daily activities?

As you go about the house, picking up toys, putting shoes in the shelf, sweeping and mopping the floor, you notice you have a little shadow following you about. Your little one is watching you as you tidy and sort the place, greatly intrigued by the many tasks you're engaged in. After a ...

Should I get my toddler swimming lessons?

You've just booked a sunny holiday for the whole family, and you and the kids can't wait! The weather looks perfect, and there's a beach nearby, lots of delicious restaurants, and even a pool! But this gets you thinking, will my toddler be safe by the pool? Should they be learning how to swim in ...

How can I encourage emotional security in my child?

As we move further and further along in our adult lives, we begin to learn so much more about ourselves; and come to understand why we are the way we are, and why we act the way we act. They say that everything stems from childhood, but what does this mean for us as parents when we bring our own ...

What tips are there for building concentration?

 As your little one grows as a toddler, you become more aware of how important concentration is to them. No longer are they a baby constantly distracted by the world around, but you see your little one fixated on tasks and activities. But Is your child still easily distracted? Do you need to put...

How can I involve my toddler in everyday decisions?

It's a lovely day outside so you and the kids are getting ready to head out to the park to enjoy a delicious picnic. But trying to get your toddler ready and out of the house is proving pretty difficult.“We're going now! Quick, put your shoes on! No, stop playing with the toy truck. Where'...

What is pyridoxine, and how much does my child need?

While pyridoxine might sound like a harmful poisonous chemical, it's an essential vitamin required by our bodies for healthy and proper function. Now, there's absolutely no shame in admitting that you haven't heard of this word; after all, it's not a word that often comes up in conversation. So ...

What is my toddler’s daily rhythm?

What is my toddler's daily rhythm? Your toddler's daily life can get a bit hectic, with things changing from day to day. You might notice the effect this has on your little one. They seem confused and distracted, not knowing what they should do. Would a daily routine help with this? How do I use...

What do I do if my toddler has gone back to baby talk and babbling?

What do I do if my toddler has gone back to baby talk and babbling?You were just beginning to see such huge developments in your little one's use of language; they were getting the hang of pointing out objects and naming them accordingly, and their level of communication was beginning to improve ...

Should toddlers use screens?

As you sit on the sofa, scrolling through social media, you suddenly notice that you're not the only one looking at your phone screen. Your little one is staring intently at the colourful images and funny videos as though mesmerised. While you try not to expose them to screens too often, their ...