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4 Potty Training Tips to Save Ripping Your Hair Out

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Potty training seems easy for some but very difficult for others. It’s hard to know when to start, which techniques to use and how to remain cool, calm and collected throughout the whole process. We have five tips to share with you that we hope will make potty training less stressful for everyone. Don’t Rush Potty training isn’t a competition. You get nothing for being first in the group for potty training and nothing for being the last. It really doesn’t matter, what does matter is waiting for your child to be ready.  Pay attention to your little one’s actions....

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How to Help Your Child’s School Anxiety

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Some children will run happily into the school playground and give their parents a fleeting goodbye before they head in for the day. Others find school a lot more traumatic. They cling to their mum or dad's legs, ask not to go, throw tantrums in the car and in the playground. They are stressed out and so are the mums and dads who are trying their best to encourage their children to go to and enjoy school. Their anxiety is understandable, starting preschool or school is a massive change to life as they have known it. There are new faces,...

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Twirlywoos Big Red Boat and Figure Bundle

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Mums and dads are already beginning to think about the ‘C’ word. Planning ahead and buying presents in small batches is an excellent way of spreading the cost and removing some of the stress around the festive season. With that in mind, today we’re sharing with you the money saving bundle that all fans of the Twirlywoos will love to find under the tree this December. The Twirlywoos toy bundle is exclusive to Golden Bear Toys, so you won’t find it anywhere else. The bundle includes the Twirlywoos Big Red Boat Playset and the Figurine Character Set and you save...

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Parent Tips – First Day at Pre-School

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

Many youngsters will be starting preschool or nursery for the first time. It can be an anxious time for parents, but there are a few things you can do to ease you both into the brand new schedule.  Read our tips for the first day below and please come and share your own tips with us over on our Facebook page. Spend the day before being active and getting plenty of fresh air. Get all the little jobs done (such as sewing in those pesky name labels) a few days before so you’re free to have fun together. Aim to...

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National Children’s Craft Day!

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March the 14th is National Children’s Craft Day, part of National Craft Month. It’s a great excuse to get out the aprons, line the table or the floor with newspaper and get creative with the little ones! Crafts help children to learn new skills; it boosts their self-esteem and can even reduce stress, in adults as well as children. We have found three fun craft ideas, why not give them a go? Make a Twirlywoos Soft Toy Here’s a fab tutorial we found on Pinterest. Take a look at all the Twirlywoo characters here, and then use them to create...

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