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Toddler's First Trip to the Dentist

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Dentist Day is held on March 6th every year. It’s a day to celebrate your smiles and also to recognise the important work dentist do to help keep our mouths healthy and looking great. Dentist Day is also a day to discuss dentists with your children and help them to accept them without fear or anxiety. There are plenty of ways you can help your toddlers not to develop fear of the dentist: Take your children to your appointments – Providing you have no fears and dental anxiety always let your child come with you when you have a general...

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How to Help Your Toddler Give up the Dummy

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Some toddlers find it easy to give up their dummy. The parents simply stop giving it to them and there are no tantrums or trauma to deal with. Other toddlers don’t take the removal of the dummy quite so easily and this can cause some issues.  There are a few approached you can try if you’re struggling with the dummy problem. Slow and Steady Wins the Race Weaning off children who aren't ready to go cold turkey is a good solution. Decide one sleep time or situation where the dummy is allowed. It could be at nap time or when...

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Five Ways to Help Your Toddler Learn to Read

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If your toddler isn’t one for sitting down quietly with a book don’t fear, they can still begin working on their language development. Most toddlers are more into being active than sitting still for any period of time but books and reading can be active too. Here are a few easy tips to help develop reading skills in even the most energetic toddlers: Sing rhymes and songs. First of all sing it correctly until your toddler has learnt the words then begin missing out the rhyming words or putting the wrong words in their place for your little one to...

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Do You Have Snow? Then It’s Time for Some Fun!

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Most of the UK has seen some snow over the last couple of days and there is more to come. Snow is entertaining in itself, especially for toddlers. The world takes on a whole new look, it feels crunchy underfoot and it feels cold on your fingertips, face and tongue.  There are lots of ways to have fun in the snow and here are some of our favourites that you might like to try out over the next week or so. Make a bird feeder – hollow out an orange, fill it with seeds and hang it on a branch....

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Let's Pretend with Golden Bear

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The imagination is a wonderful thing. When a child starts to use their imagination they are developing their learning and life skills. There are many different lessons for toddlers to learn through pretend play including: Empathy – Your toddler is pretending to be someone else, putting themselves in someone else’s shoes. They might be pretending to be a fireman, a doctor or nurse, a parent or a character from the TV. When pretending your child is learning to think, act and feel the way someone else might – an important social skill. Language – Talking to toys is strengthening the...

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