Parents want the best for their children in every aspect of life. Whether that’s promoting future success, happiness at school or in the friendships they make along the way, each stage is critical for their personal development. A great way to promote this development is by helping them to discover their own confidence and self-esteem. By building this, they begin to develop methods to confidently problem solve and make informed decisions based on experiencesand knowledge gained. At each stage of their life, boosting this self-confidence is key to getting them through each aspect of their growth as a person.
It’s never too early to get your child started with a lot of things that will help their health and development. Being active is one of the things you can start encouraging early – even if they haven’t learned to roll over yet! Encouraging an active lifestyle is excellent for your infant, and benefits them as they grow up to. You can help them to develop their coordination, motor skills, and even their confidence by being active with them. If you’re looking for ways to get active with your baby, toddler or older child, try one of these ideas to do fun things together.
If you are looking to give your child a competitive edge, then one of the best things that you can do is to introduce them to another language as early in their development as possible. The brain of a child is highly adaptable and is almost like a sponge as it can soak up and retain so much information at a young age. There are articles online that have plenty of information on what makes a good environment for a child to learn a second language, but there are also other things that you can do to help to encourage them in their learning.
‘Best friends’ mean different things to different people. It can be the person that you turn to as soon as something bad happens, or it can be the person that you do fun things with. Whatever it means to you as an adult there’s a good chance your child will have a very different idea! A best friend to a toddler may be someone who plays the same games that they do, or someone who they see twice a week, or someone who they look like. They will talk about their best friend a lot, want to say goodnight to them as they go to sleep, or want to have things that their best friend does.
Any parent knows the feeling of wanting to protect your child from bad things in the world, but also how hard it is to keep your loved ones safe at all times. The simple fact of life is that most accidents also happen at home; so childproofing your home is an essential step for ensuring you limit the chances of your child getting hurt. Although the months when your baby starts to crawl and stand up are often the ripest for accidents to happen, smaller children can also end up in disastrous situation as we have learnt with Isla, she is the clumsiest little girl I know.
Last weekend we took a trip to Drayton Manor for their wonderful, magical Christmas opening at Thomasland in Tamworth, and what a fabulous time we had: snow falling sessions, fat controller songs, Rosie train rides, fascinating lights and lots of fun on the little ones rides.
It was about when Noah was Isla’s age that we recieved a fabulous Gruffalo Trunki, which still is played with today, so it was only fair to get Isla one and the Hello Kitty Trunki is absolutely stunning. It is bright pink, we won’t loose Isla whilst she is riding on the Hello Kitty Trunki. We took our Hello Kitty Trunki away to Turkey with us in September and it came in really handy.
A tent? A sun shade? A play area? A travel cot? The NSAuk Deluxe UV Travel Centre is a great pop up tent that you can use for almost all situations, where you would need a pop up tent, it is a must have travel essential. My children love it, it adds another dimension to playtime and our friends love it when we have dinner parties, as there is somewhere for the kids to sleep.
We recently got back from our summer holiday in Turkey and if it wasn’t for this incredible invention it would have been quite tough: the BabyZen Yoyo. You may have recently read my article on travelling abroad with small children which gave you a little clue as to how efficient the buggy was on holiday.
We were sent a great Monkey Wellbeing package full of books, information, stickers and of course Monkey himself! It is such a great idea, little stories that make the terror of going to hospital for operations a little bit exciting. It has helped lots of other parents teach their children that it isn’t that scary. Which I think is brilliant.