Starting our toilet learning journey

Over the past few days we have tentatively started our toilet learning journey.  We have used cloth nappies since Frida was three months old (you can read my guide to getting started with cloth nappies here) which provide a good basis for toilet learning, as they feel wetter so foster a connection between the act…

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Mess-free finger painting 

I have seen lots of posts and photos around the internet of babies and toddlers doing mess-free finger painting, aka paint in ziplock sandwich bags. A charming, sensory experience – messy without the clear up. I thought I would see if Frida was interested. I popped some glitter glue and a couple of splodges of…

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Developing object permanence: using the object permanence box

Famous Swiss psychologist  Piaget argued that developing an understanding of object permanence – that objects and people are still there even when out of sight – is one of the most important things for an infant to come to terms with.  For very small infants, when something is not being seen it is as if…

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Discovering the sandpit

Today Frida had her first experience of a sandpit. I must say I was slightly apprehensive – I actually really dislike them and find the thought of getting grubby sand everywhere very off-putting (I can’t be the only one, can I?). However. That’s not Frida’s problem, it’s mine, and not a good reason to deprive…

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