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Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

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Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

Let's sew some easy felt stuffed monsters for Halloween! A few months ago, my son, who sees me so often when I am sewing  and making plushies for Petit Loulou, came to ask me if he could also make a little stuffed monster. He is barely 4 years old and already wants to start making his own toys! Children are really amazing, they learn with a disconcerting ease. Just adapt a little bit to get within their reach, and they make real wonders. I've put together a little Halloween DIY tutorial to make your own little stuffed monsters at home. It does...

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Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

Child development Family fun

Snug as a Bug in a Rug, a Family Board Game

Snug as a Bug in a Rug is a fun collaborative family board game that encourages kids' growth. It develops color, size, shape and number recognition. Because of the three levels of difficulty, you can even play with kids of different ages at the same time. Each child simply plays at their level. It can make the game challenging for older kids and easier for the little ones all at once! The rules are quite simple. First, you twirl a spinner to select a color, a shape and/or a number. Then, you need to find a bug with one to three...

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How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Child development

How Contrast & Colours Help Your Child’s Development

Photo by Colin Maynard on Unsplash The world is made up of so many colours — even more than the eye can see! This is especially true for newborn babies and very young children, as their vision isn’t fully developed yet. There is no doubt that learning about and understanding the significance of different colours is an essential building block in a child’s development. Colour is used in early mathematics, as a language tool to describe emotional states, and as a means of creative expression. But the importance of colour in a child’s development doesn’t stop there. Early exposure to contrasting colours both...

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Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

Child development Story time

Why is Reading so Important for Kids?

Take a trip down memory lane for a moment. Do you remember when you were little, and you heard a story that wrapped you up in a whole other dimension... An imaginary world constructed from words, but that might as well have been real — that you could almost touch, smell and that you could most definitely feel? Do you remember all your favourite stories? Did the twists and turns of fate that transported the characters in those stories ever teach you something about your own life? Reading, yesterday as today, is a powerful thing. It’s important, especially for young...

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How Stuffed Animals Contribute to your Child's Development

Child development

How Stuffed Animals Contribute to your Child's Development

Do you remember your first best friend? Did they smile when you smiled? Did they laugh when you made jokes? Did they hold your hand when you were feeling scared? Protect you from the bad things and comfort you in face of the sad things? Now, was that best friend a person? Or perhaps, if you really think about it, that first best friend wasn’t a person at all. Perhaps, that very first best friend had soft fur and diamond hard eyes… image courtesy of Sasha Čukure @europeanmommyof2, plushie Petit loulou For most children, the first relationship that they develop outside...

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