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Sensory Play with Mint

Sensory Play with Herbs

Date: July 11, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

Sensory Play with Herbs We have been growing mint in our Nursery gardens. Mint is so straightforward to grow. You can buy a plant from the garden centre or even the supermarket and plant it in your garden (just watch it doesn’t take over!). Mint is great for Sensory Play with your child. Stimulate your…

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Grow Your Own Mint

Date: July 10, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Bumpkins News, Bumpkins News, Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Growing Mint Children love to explore the world around them, and exploring the natural world is an important part of this. Growing mint is a good way to do this. We have created a garden area at our Main Nursery site, where the children have been growing their own vegetables and flowers. We have had…

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Mint Playdough

Date: July 6, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

Mint Playdough All children love playdough. Why not make your own delicious smelling mint playdough using fresh mint that you can grow in your own garden? Adding fresh mint into playdough will extend your child’s sensory play. They can also get involved in growing the mint, for example, watering it every day, and measuring the size…

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Smoothie Ice Lollies

Date: June 28, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Smoothie Ice Lollies Ice lollies are a perfect treat for little ones to enjoy during the hot summer months. To make it more fun; they can help create the smoothie ice lollies themselves! Smoothie ice lollies are much healthier than shop brought alternatives as they contain far less sugar. Creating your own ice lollies also…

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Healthy Baked Vegetable Bites

Date: May 22, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Healthy Baked Vegetable Bites It’s important to make sure your child has a healthy balanced diet as it has a positive impact on your child’s physical and mental health and wellbeing. This recipe is for some tasty vegetable bites that your child can get involved with. Ingredients: • 340g uncooked or frozen broccoli • 1…

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Baby Teething

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Baby Teething  Most babies start teething at around six months old. You may notice that your baby’s gum is sore and red where the tooth is coming through. If you are worried about any baby teething behaviour that is out of character then consult your GP. 1) Teething rings:- These give your baby something to…

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Leaf Rubbings

Date: March 23, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

LEAF RUBBINGS Now that Spring is on its way, why not take your little ones out to the park to explore the great outdoors and extend their understanding of the natural world.  These leaf rubbings are a simple but effective activity to enjoy together. Bring along a sheet of paper and wax crayons, and whilst…

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A Great Night’s Sleep for Children

Date: February 26, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

A GREAT NIGHT’S SLEEP FOR CHILDREN When your child hasn’t slept well, they don’t quite seem like themselves.  Their concentration is reduced and this has a huge impact on their ability to learn and have fun. Therefore it’s important that children do get the sleep they need. Our Sleep for Children tips will help you…

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Food Fun: Cheesy Broccoli Bites

Date: February 1, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

CHILDREN LOVE TO COOK – Broccoli Bites Children love to cook. It’s creative and there’s something tasty to eat at the end of it. As you cook, chat about healthy eating and home-cooked food, and introduce simple mathematics as you weigh and count the ingredients out.  These cheesy broccoli bites are simple to make and…

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Get Creative

Date: January 8, 2018 Author: Bumpkins Office Categories: Parents' Tips and Tricks, Toddler Tips

Get Creative: how can you encourage your children to develop creativity? To get creative with your child, encourage their interests and play styles.  Children make sense of the world by acting out familiar scenes around them. Encourage such play, whatever your child’s play style or interest because it’s an important part of learning. Let them…

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