Thursday, 31 October 2013

MumClub is on today at New Farm Park Adventure Playground.

Good morning!

I'm up early prepping a delicious fruit platter for today's MumClub. I hope to set up in one of the covered areas close to the playground- look for the MumClub bunting :)

As I've mentioned in previous posts I have some great giveaways this month- two pairs of adorable toddler sunnies courtesy of National Sunnies Day, more great mini homewares thanks to House, and some KMart bath crayon sets too. 

I've also made up some Halloween treat bags, with stickers, chocolates and bento box goodies :) 

Because this is MumClub's first playground location I've also made up a mini first aid kit (sunscreen, bandaids, Savlon and Stingoes). There is a cafe nearby, but it is a bit expensive and has very slow service.

I'll be doing some (very very simple) face painting too, so no need to dress up- but if you want to dress up feel free to go wild! :D

I look forward to seeing you all today :)
X Sandi D

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Halloween MumClub

Come and celebrate Halloween with MumClub at New Farm Park Adventure Playground, 9:30am on Thursday 31 October. 

There will be loads of giveaways, including rad toddler sunnies, adorable bento box supplies, mini frypans and tongs, a VTech baby walker and more.

I'll also be bringing face paints so your little ones can get in the spooky spirit :)

Happy Halloween!
Sandi D

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Give your child a literate future: read to them.

"We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read them things they enjoy. To read to them stories we are already tired of. To do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves. Use reading-aloud time as bonding time, as time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside."
-Neil Gaiman

Monday, 14 October 2013

Simple Super Hero Costume for Toddlers

Hunter was invited to a super hero themed party on the weekend. I didn't have any money to buy him a costume so made him one using felt, craft glue and Hollywood tape!

I think he looked super adorable. 

Super Hunter to the rescue!
Sandi D

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Montessori Bathroom For Toddlers

I recently purchased a water cooler for Hunter's bathroom, so now he can wash his hands and pour himself drinks whenever he pleases.

He has his own hand towel, a bin, the water cooler and basin, a cup, a face washer, a cup, his toothbrush and hairbrush, a box for undies and a place for spare towels and face washers, as well as (not shown) his potty, tissues and baby wipes all at his level.

The pride Hunter takes in maintaining his own hygiene is wonderful. It has been so validating for him to be able to accomplish these simple tasks without adult intervention. 

The first day I modified this space to accommodate the water cooler he spent a bit of time 'playing' with the water, filling up cups just to pour them out, spilling water on everything. I simply showed him how he was expected to use the bathroom and he has since given up with the inappropriate play. Likewise when he was first given tissues and baby wipes he pulled them all out and it took a bit of explaining to get him to use them only when needed.

If you have the space at home I recommend setting up a mini-bathroom station for your little ones. As you can see it can be made of humble bits and pieces, there is no need to splash out on purpose built items. The only thing I bought specifically for the bathroom was the water cooler, and at $14.95 from Aldi I can't complain about the price. What is priceless is seeing Hunter's confidence soar each time he is able to complete these tasks for himself without any adult intervention. 

So fresh and so clean,
Sandi D

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