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Kids Costume Ideas for Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of the year for ghosts, goblins, witches, and things that go bump in the night! It’s a time for fairies, princes, ballerinas, and the magic of childhood. Halloween doesn’t just have to be a holiday…
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Things to do With the Kids These Summer Holidays

“Mum, I am bored,” really should not be your children’s chorus two or three days after school has been closed for the summer holidays. Rather, the things you can offer your little ones in the way of opening their eyes,…
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Kids Year Round Fashion Tips

Children’s fashion has changed considerably in modern society. In fact, we only need to go back to the 80s to realize just how much things have changed. During the 1980s, there was really no such thing as children’s fashion, in…
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Preschool Games Stimulate Active Minds

Preschool games are an essential part of a child’s development. Games are more than games. They are a way of teaching children the basics of social skills and communication. There are some old favourites such as drop the handkerchief. Kids…
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Finding the Perfect Toy Sale

The cost of raising kids keeps on going up and up and up. So it is no surprise that savvy parents keep an eye out for a good toy sale. Just as with clothes, kids outgrow their toys. At least…
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Baby Games Create Clever Kids

Babies love to be stimulated. While a tiny little baby might seem contented in his or her crib, looking at the brightly coloured mobiles that hang over the crib, the more entertainment and stimulation they receive, the better they like…
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The Magic of Bobble Art

Bobble Art is a phenomenon that may not have started out with children in mind but since the founders, Brad and Jacqui Marabel-Whitburn have seven children, it is fairly certain that the designs stemmed out of their great relationship with…
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Dealing With Toddler Attachment

Here at Happy Little Hippos we here stories of parents who are often looking to purchase the exact same toys for their toddles. It is usually about 4 months after the initial purchase that we hear of mums coming back…
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Educational Toys – Why Your Child Needs Balance

If you delve a little bit deeper into the benefit of children’s educational toys rather than just being fun, entertaining and a means to keep them occupied you will find 4 main categories. I will break these categories down for…
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