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Parenting Tip - How to ask "How was school today?" Without actually saying "How was school today?"

With lots of our children just starting on a new journey of school life or going back into the next year after the summer holidays, we as parents always want to know how their day has been and what have they done.  It is so easy to fall into the trap where our children just [...]

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Toy of the Week - EEK Bear

We are really excited to launch the first of our own toys this week.....EEK Bear.EEK Bear is a make and sew your own teddy, all the things needed to make him come in a beautiful tin, that can be reused by children, maybe as EEK's bed or even a treasure box for all those special [...]

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Playgroup 30th June to 11 July 2014

For these two weeks at playgroup we have been learning all about the sea. What lives in it, and what sails on it and in it.  We had a lot of fun paint big pieces of paper on the wall blue and then adding lots of sea animals to this along with divers, submarines and [...]

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Playgroup 12th to 23rd May 2014

These two weeks in May were all about Caterpillar to Butterfly, we started off learning that a Caterpillar starts as a tiny egg on a leaf, then hatches and eats and eats and eats.  It then makes a special home called a cocoon and stays inside and does a miraculous transformation into a butterfly.We hope [...]

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Parenting Tip - Red Flags for Speech and Language Development

I have just come across this article thanks to Toddler Approved who have lots of interesting articles and activities for toddlers.This particular article is so important for us mum's as I know we all worry about our children's development, are they doing things the same as your friends children, can they do this or that yet, [...]

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Playgroup 5th to 9th May

This week at Playgroup has been all about Mummy and we have been busy making things for our little ones to give to their Mummy's on Sunday - Mothers Day.We made a picture of a bouquet of flowers using hand prints and a special cup cake card, we only had two days of playgroup this [...]

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Playgroup 22nd April to 2nd May

Not sure what has happened or where the time has gone, but I know I have not posted here for a while, so here's to getting back into the swing of things.Over the last two weeks of April we did all about the weather...and boy it is bad here at the moment, is this rain [...]

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Playgroup 7th to 11 April

Easter has arrived at EEK playgroup.  This week we have been talking about Easter and for our art activities we have all painted a plaster of paris egg in bright colours and some with glitter.  These are all  now waiting to be varnished so we can take them home for Mummys and Daddys to see.Today, [...]

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Parenting Tip - Toddler Tantrums.....Ways to Deal

I remember these days, laying on the supermarket floor refusing to move, arching their back so you can not strap them into the buggie! Now they are teenagers the tantrums just come in different forms.  Learning how to deal with them when they are toddlers, I think still works when they are teenagers, maybe.I have [...]

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Playgroup 1st to 4th April 2014

April fools day passed us at the playgroup without being caught out, phew.  This week we have been looking at Spring, and talking about how animals come out of their winter sleeps (hibernation) and start to have babies and how new plants and flowers start to grow and that they come from seeds that have [...]

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