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27 July 2014

Baby Toys: The History Of Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe, a natural rubber teether, is one of the most beloved baby toys of all time! For those Mums who learn the history of how Sophie came to be an international hit, they seem to cherish her all the more!

In 1960, the idea of Sophie the Giraffe was born in Asnieres sur Oise, a small town north of Paris France. She was the genus of Monsieur Rampeau, who worked for the Delacoste Company, producing toys from the sap of the Hevea tree, native to Malaysia. In that era, animal toys in Europe were basically limited to barnyard animals like cows, pigs, and chickens or pets like dogs and cats. In other words, they were limited to animals that children would already be familiar with.

25 July 2014

Sensory Activities For Babies, Toddlers, and Small Children

Babies are more acutely aware of the world than most people realize. They learn to distinguish their Mother's voice from other voices while they are still in the womb. Toddlers have keenly developed senses and are eager to use them to explore the world. Likewise, it isn't hard to motivate a curious preschooler to touch, smell, taste, see, and hear.

6 July 2014

Eco Summer Activities For Preschoolers

Eco Summer Activities
Preschoolers love a tactile experience. Summer activities that involve touching and feeling will grab their attention and stimulate their mind more than activities that do not involve their sense of touch. Below you will find several ideas for eco-friendly summer activities for preschoolers that include tactile experiences.

Little kids LOVE to finger paint! Half the fun is how messy it is but this messiness can make Mums cringe when it's done inside. Summertime is the perfect season to take this fun activity outdoors and let your tots have a messy good time!