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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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Cheese Star Treats

Date: October 26, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Who doesn’t love star shaped things? These little cheese stars will go down well on Fireworks Night or can be made for Christmas too. All you need is a sheet of ready made puff pasty (at room temperature), some grated cheese and a little flour to dust the work surface. Encourage your child to wash…

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Making sandwiches

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Making Sandwiches The humble sandwich is a very good place to start when introducing little ones to cooking. No special ingredients are needed and there is no heat involved! Encourage your child to wash their hands before you start. Provide a couple of different fillings so that your child can choose – this will give…

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Painting Outside

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Things to make and do, Toddler Tips

Painting Outside This is a great activity for a sunny day and so easy to organise. Simply dress your little ones appropriately and give them a small beach bucket with some water in. Show them how to use a big brush (decorating ones are great) to paint just about anything! The path, the shed, the…

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Shelling Peas

Date: July 6, 2017 Author: Bumpkins Team Categories: Food Fun, Toddler Tips

Shelling peas is a great thing to do with young children.  There are valuable lessons about where food comes from, it’s great for developing fine motor skills and also it’s a great activity to do while you chat. You may find a reluctant talker opens up a little when doing an easy, repetitive activity like…

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