Tag: toddler

Review: My Hummy Sleepyhead 

As part of our focus on Sleep on our blog, we were kindly sent a MyHummy Sleepy Head  to try out. It’s an adorable, beautifully packaged, soft white-noise sleep aid- created to help babies, toddlers and children sleep better. White noise sleep aids are believed to eep a […]

Are Bedtime Routines That Important?

As part of my ‘Sleep Week‘ we are focusing on bedtime routines today on my blog. I’ve already admitted this week (see my post here) that I’m definitely not an expert at getting children to go to sleep or even stay asleep for that matter! But I am […]

The Importance of Rewards

Rewarding children for good behaviours, such as bedtime routines, toilet training, fussy eating and sharing toys can be an extremely successful way of reinforcing and increasing the frequency of such behaviours. Reward charts are a fantastic, visual mechanism of displaying when a child achieves them.   Reward charts […]

The Benefits to Children of Autumn Crafts 

We’ve been taking advantage of all the beautiful leaves and conkers that have fallen off the trees to create artwork with the children.  At first glance it might just look like good fun sticking and glueing them down and painting/colouring. But children also develop many skills whilst completing […]

6 ways to Encourage Turn-Taking

Taking turns can be a very difficult concept for children, especially toddlers. Usually for two reasons: Firstly: any toy that they are holding/playing with (or even any toy that they can see!) is genuinely viewed by them as their own toy. Therefore, they don’t think it’s fair to […]

20 Recommendations of Books for Bedtime 

Regardless of age or ability, books before going to sleep are a positive and relaxing habit for children. Here’s our ongoing collection of books we’d recommend for bedtime reading. Goodnight Bear (Torchlight Books) If you are after bedtime stories with the ‘WOW factor’ these are for you. Inside the […]