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    5 great ways to use your local library

    Libraries are such a wonderful resource for little children and it is such a wonderful way to teach kids to love books.  Here are some ways we have used our local and other nearby libraries:

    1. Borrowed heaps of kid’s books.  It is great to have new stories to read them and it saves so much money (and space). 

    2. Use the toy borrowing service if they have one.  Some do – some don’t but encourage them to buy educational games and toys for your kids to use.  Save you money and when the kids only use them once or twice – that is fine.

    3. Join in their story reading program – Little ones love stories and good libraries always read a few stories and then have some activity for the kids to do.  It’s a great way to meet other local mums too.

    4. Borrow their CD’s and DVD’s for the kids – saves you buying them and you have fresh music or educational DVD’s for the kids to use.

    5. Topic books – if they kids show an interest in a topic or you visit a location on vacation get some books from the library about it – pictures say a thousand words – especially to little ones.

    6. Borrow their magazines.  Magazines are expensive – borrow or read them at your library.

    As a tax or rate payer in the area, you are paying for the library.  While kids are young it is a great way to get good value for your money by using the library on a regular basis.

    …enjoy… and have a snapatoonies kind of day  :-)

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    2 Great ways to make non toxic play dough

    Our kids love play dough…. All kids love play dough and the stuff in the stores is just full of nasties that children don’t need to be playing with.  Besides – it is so easy to make and when you use natural colorings it is safe and non toxic for your little ones.

    So here are two recipes for making play dough:

    1. The first way you need to cook the mixture but it makes beautiful textured play dough

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Playdough-Play-doh/

    2. The second way just requires you to mix up the ingredients.  It is fast and simple and your kids will love the play dough

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Affordable-Play-Dough/

    You can confidently make and use either method – remember buy the natural food coloring – kid’s skin can soak in nasty chemicals…. Be safe and make your own so you know what is in it.

    …and let their creativity bring you a smile today

    Snapatoonies - always fun for developing minds

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    — 2 years ago
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    7 good food tips for smart toddlers

    1. Skip the advertising and go for the foods that will power their bodies for life – give them as many vegetables as possible in as many forms – each is a packet of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that will help your child’s engines power. 

    2. Power pack their foods – kids bodies are super engines powering all the functions they need for optimum performance – muscles, brain power, processing and cleaning stations, growth and repair area etc etc.  

    3. Add foods that naturally sweeten food plus give them valuable vitamins minerals and roughage.  For babies stewed foods – add pumpkin and squash or sweet potato to sweeten the taste.  Use nutrient packed tomato sauces and pasta sauces with vegetables and meats giving them foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

    4. For toddlers move to raw carrots, organic frozen peas and corn, steam yellow squash, peppers and broccoli. 

    5. Have fun with your food - we call broccoli “trees”.  We use fun names for different shaped pasta –we call penne pasta, telescope pasta and give them some raw pasta to look through while waiting for their dinner.  Spaghetti pasta is snake pasta because it slithers like a snake.

    6. Rather than using ketchup or store brought tomato sauce we always make extra pasta sauce packed with vegetablesand give that to the kids to replace ketchup.  

    7. To encourage the kids to eat some veggies we give them “dipping sauce” using some of the pasta sauce.  Broccoli trees taste great when dipped in some warmed pasta sauce as do carrot sticks and the kids love dipping them.  (Remember don’t overcook them or they fall apart – aldante is the go here).

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    — 2 years ago with 1 note
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    lets have an ....Optimist World →

    Daily good news headlines, inspiring stories about charities, positive corporate social responsibility activities, sustainable travel, optimistic stories from the world of sports, and more.

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    — 2 years ago
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    The Easiest way to teach your toddler to read – and have fun while doing it!

    Play Snapatoonies shows.  

    Then play them again.  

    Each and every Snapatoonies show:

    1. Talks intelligently to your toddler

    2. Encourages them to interact with the show asking for intelligent answers

    3. Always puts the words on the screen for them to see and begin reading.  

    4. Uses repetition so they see the words again and again – but in a lively fun way.

    5. Makes learning fun

    6. Uses the power of TV for good!  

    7. Your child will learn so much, so fast you will be amazed!

    Seriously – you will be amazed how quickly your child will recognize the words on the screen and be able to read them.

    Rather than being bored and finding reading hard – they will have learnt to read hundreds of words and had fun while doing it.

    With Snapatoonies – learning is fun, highly interactive, fast paced and enjoyable.image

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    — 2 years ago
    #Baby TV  #baby DVDs  #toddler learning  #Toddler DVD  #toddler tv  #Childrens DVD  #childrens tv 

    52x Snapatoonies

    Did you know we have 52 shows - yes 4x Series in Production.

    You can see all the show titles and log lines, who is starring in them and what stages they are at on the Jordle Website - Series page.

    Take a look - we update it as shows are complete…..

    and for our wonderful Snapatoonies Voice Talent - it is a great page to add to your Bio - shows you are part of our Snapatoonies Team!

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    — 2 years ago
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    4 super fun and affordable toddler resources

    Here are 4 super resources that I have used to teach my kids to love learning.

    1. Libraries are a wonderful resource – they have wonderful books, CD’s with kid’s music, educational DVD for the kids and many now have toy libraries.  Find a library or toy library near you – your kids get to play with new toys each week and it saves you a fortune.

    2. Fun filled playgrounds.  We are constantly on the look out for new playgrounds and with a packed lunch often head out to spend some time at different playgrounds we find.  There are often other kids to play with and new challenges for them to learn.  Rather than going to the same one each week – seek out new ones in surrounding areas – maybe car pool with a friend or plan a social get together with other families.

    3. Start your DVD collection with some learning DVDs.  Rather than the latest cartoon animation – grab a Snapatoonies DVD – you will be pleasantly surprised how much your little one can learn from watching the DVD.  It is fun, interactive and all while they are learning.  image

    4. Zoo and children’s museums are great value – especially if you take out a yearly membership.  Rather than costing you $30-50 for a single family trip, you can go many times throughout the year – so your cost per visit can be as low as $5-10.  We buy one each year – often a different one then we can go at our leisure – often spending 3-4 hours at the zoo each time.  This makes it much more fun for the kids as 3-4 hours is about their limit. We take a picnic lunch (sandwiches, cut up apple and water and a treat like a homemade cupcake or cookie) and have a great, fun, cheap day out.

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    — 2 years ago
    #toddler learning  #Toddler DVD  #toddler tv  #Baby TV  #baby DVDs  #learn to read  #learn numbers  #childrens tv  #Childrens DVD 
    Learning new things grows your brain!

    Studies have shown that when you are learning new things, your brain is changing and making new neuron connections very quickly.  This is one reason is so important to provide lots of stimulation to little ones - it maximizes their brain growth and development.

    Snapatoonies - Brain food for little ones. What is your favorite Snapatoonies show?

    BTW- anytime you learn something new your brain changes - even as adults it is important that we keep learning and making new neuron pathways to keep our brain active and changing.  :-)

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    — 2 years ago
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    Earth and kids... →
    Earth School – Digging in the Dirt

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    — 2 years ago
    #kids  #children  #childrens tv  #Kids TV