Fine motor skill development milestones for toddlers - 18 to 36 months Hand washing games and activities Baby French toast Dingle dangle scarecrow ad Educational baby song videos

Fine motor skill development milestones for toddlers ...

As babies develop the gross motor skills that enable them to toddle around, they are also improving their fine motor skills which allow them to pick objects up and manipulate them. If you’ve got a toddler you’ve...

Hand washing games and activities

Hand washing games and activities make hand washing fun, and make it more likely your child will wash their hands. You can use games to teach your children how germs spread from a person’s hands to surfaces, food...

Baby French toast

French toast is an old breakfast favourite, but did you think of making it as finger food for your baby? Use this recipe to make French toast for babies aged 8 months and older.Preparation time: 5 minutes Cookin...

Dingle dangle scarecrow

When all the cows are sleeping and the sun has gone to bed, (Crouch down low and rest your head on your hands like they're a pillow)Up jumps the Scarecrow and this is what he says, (Jump up)"I...

Educational baby song videos

Watch our video collection of educational baby songs

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Crafts

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English Songs

ABC Song
ABC Song August 22, 2014

Singing the ABC song is a fantastic way to start teaching your child the alphabet. It’s also lots of fun. As children sing their ABCs they’ll be learning the names ... Read More»

Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year
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