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A Lesson in Gratitude!…

…in a roundabout kinda way!  I decided to take my little girl to the nearby vlei to fly her kite over the weekend and oh what a treasure was in store for us both.  We’d just started back towards home when we were joined by some young children from the squatter camp.  At first they watched from the sidelines, but their excited chatter soon
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Holiday Playgroup!

Phew…we’re almost at the end of six weeks of school holidays!  I feel guilty saying it, but I don’t think I’ve EVER looked forward to ‘going back to school’ before… Having recently returned to work, albeit in a part-time capacity (!), I was utterly daunted at the prospect of the long break.  I didn’t want to leave my 2-year old at home with the
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Affordable Toddler Fun at Home!

Having been inspired by a ‘pin’ on our ‘School Holiday Inspiration’ board, I decided to try my hand at ‘Cornflour Slime’ as an activity for my ‘almost 2-and-a-half year-old’ yesterday afternoon.  I think it’s fair to say it was a raving success…in fact, I’m not sure who enjoyed it more?! It didn’t take long to set up and it kept us both entertained for
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Messy Play in the Kitchen

I decided to introduce my 20 month-old to play-play cooking this afternoon…a fun, but somewhat messy alternative to water play!  I placed things like flour, pasta, rice, sugar and water in small containers, and then gave them to her, along with a couple of larger bowls and some spoons, and she took it from there.  She seemed to know exactly what was expected and
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Climb Every Cushion

I decided to try out one of the activities, which I shared in a recent issue of ZimbabaNEWS, with my little girl this afternoon, and what fun we had! I began by scouring the house for anything remotely ‘cushion-shaped’ and then piled them all up in a stack for a safe, fun climbing activity. Needless to say, I used the biggest, most stable ones
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