Boosting Creative Expression through Kids Arts and Crafts

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Building confidence, fine-tuning motor coordination and bonding are the benefits that come with children’s arts and crafts. Try out these quick and easy crafts that are sure to add laughter (and perhaps some glitter!) everywhere.

5 Engaging Ways to Stay Home with your Child

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Staying home during COVID-19 means keeping your family as safe as possible. Navigate stay-home measures while planning activities and useful resources with your child to continue a holistic learning indoors.

Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive

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Mini Chefs of Chicky & Olive Home/Blog Mini Chefs of Chicky & OliveCooking with Toddlers & Preschoolers Share Do you have a little food-tasting connoisseur who is eager to help in the kitchen? Children love helping with food preparation because they learn by using all five senses. At Chicky & Olive, we incorporate culinary arts in both our Playgroup Curriculum …

Dealing with Child Separation Anxiety

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Child Separation Anxiety Home/Blog How To Deal With Child Separation AnxietyTips & Tricks to Ease Separation Anxiety Share Each child responds to situations in a unique way. After spending years joined at the hip with their parents, it’s normal for a child to feel insecure and lost without them. Fearful and anxious behaviour is common in children – especially when …

How To Toilet Train Children

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Are you sick of changing diapers day in and out? Is your child ready to start using the toilet? Get them started with these simple yet effective potty training tips!

3 Ways To Teach A Child Independence

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Do you do everything on behalf of your child? Give your child the freedom and opportunity to make and learn from their own mistakes. Get started today!

The First Steps to Handwriting

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The First Steps to Handwriting Home/Blog The First Steps To HandwritingTeaching Your Child to Write Share It takes time and practice to get used to perfecting an art. Likewise, when it comes to learning how to write, the aforementioned factors come into play. It is important for children to be exposed to gross motor movement and coordination activities like standing, …