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Raising a Child Through the Three Main Stages of Childhood

Though some days feel long, the years fly by when raising a child. Just as you’re learning to keep your child safe and healthy as a newborn, the toddler years come along with a whole new set of challenges. Then, your child goes to elementary school, middle school, and high school. Each of these stages…… Continue reading Raising a Child Through the Three Main Stages of Childhood

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Origami Games & More: an Interview With Joel Stern

As I shared with you in another post, Adèle started practicing origami when she was 2 years old. We were migrating from Australia to Europe and I wanted a light, yet versatile toy for our 24+ hour long journey. She loved animals at the time (still does), so I bought Joel Stern’s Origami Zoo set…… Continue reading Origami Games & More: an Interview With Joel Stern

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15 Best Space Toys and 9 Best Space Books Your Kids Will Love

If you read my article about 34 Best Educational SPACE Toys and Gifts for Kids, you know how much Adèle loves space. She’s been talking about being a “pioneer” and exploring other planets for a few years now. So, I have been doing a lot of extra research in search of the best space books and…… Continue reading 15 Best Space Toys and 9 Best Space Books Your Kids Will Love

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DIY Wand for Giant Soap Bubbles

Our friends in Tuscany have a wonderful soap bubble making business. How awesome is that!?! They gave Adèle one of their soap bubble kits for her 4th birthday, and she’s been obsessed with them ever since. One day, she was even super lucky to learn how to make her own wand for giant soap bubbles, so…… Continue reading DIY Wand for Giant Soap Bubbles

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A Silly and Fun Family Bonding Activity

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14 Top Tips for Self-isolation With Kids

Every parent in the world is likely to be feeling totally overwhelmed right now because of COVID-19 and the bombardment of online learning tools and example schedules may not actually be helping us to remain calm and clear headed. So, I would like to share some tips. Apologies if these come across as patronising in…… Continue reading 14 Top Tips for Self-isolation With Kids

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How Isaac Newton can Help you During Coronavirus Social Distancing

The school where I teach Art and Photography gave us a training on how to teach online in case they’d have to close because of COVID-19. During the workshop they gave us bottled water, and when I brought it home (and thoroughly disinfected it) Adèle shouted with joy: “I know what I can do with…… Continue reading How Isaac Newton can Help you During Coronavirus Social Distancing

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The Only Toy a Child Needs

It’s almost the end of the year and I was reflecting on which toys we purchased for Adèle this year. After a LOT of thinking and remember, it turned out that we only bought her ONE toy this entire year and it’s been a great investment for a few very good reasons. It’s not a…… Continue reading The Only Toy a Child Needs