Friday, January 29, 2010

Toddler's Busy Book

With 365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your toddler every day of the year, this book shows you how things around your house can become part of a fun activity for your one-and-a-half to three-year-old.

It shows parents and day-care providers how to prevent boredom during the longest stretches of indoor weather with ideas for indoor play, kitchen activities, and arts and crafts projects.

Stimulate a child's natural curiosity with entertaining math, language, and motor-skills activities. Encourage a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth with ideas for fun music, food, water, and outdoor activities. Keep toddlers occupied during long car trips or cross-town errands.

The Toddler's Busy Book is written with warmth and sprinkled with humour and insight. It should be required reading for anyone raising or teaching toddlers.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Shower Game

Planning a baby shower for a friend? Or do you have a friend planning a baby shower for you? Here are 2 great games that you can play, to help you have extra fun at your baby shower!

Game 1. Baby!

What You’ll Need:
  • 1 x dummy for each person coming, cheap is fine
  • 1 x piece of ribbon per dummy – enough to have a dummy hang around guests’ necks
How To Play
When everyone arrives at the baby shower, give them a dummy each to wear around their neck.
When everyone has arrived, explain that whenever anyone is caught saying the word ‘baby’, the first person to spot them gets that person’s dummy. So the idea of the game is to collect as many dummies as you can by the end of the day.
It’s a great game for getting everyone involved and really listening to what is going on in the hope they can win a dummy! You can adapt the word for something else, for example if mum-to-be is having twins, you could choose ‘twins’ or ‘babies’.

Game 2. Jellybabies

What You’ll Need:
  • A packet of jellybabies
  • Ice cube trays – enough for one cube per guest
  • Cups of equal size, disposable are ideal
How To Play
This needs to be prepared the night before the baby shower. Place one jellybaby into each ice cube slot and fill with water. They need to be frozen to play.
For the baby shower, announce that you are starting a game and give everyone a drink of water or punch etc., in a cup filled to the same height and tell them not to drink it.
Bring around a bowl of the jellybabies and ask each guest to pick one frozen jellybaby and put it in their drink for the game. Remind them not to start drinking until everyone has a jellybaby.
Once everyone is ready, the game can begin. The first jellybaby to be ‘born’ (from the ice completely melting) is the winner! The cubes must melt on their own accord – no crunching the ice. Even if someone wasn’t paying attention at the time and theirs has melted, the winner is the first person to notice their baby has been born.


Short Sleeve Check Shirt

Dress your little boy in style this season with this classic check shirt from Milkshake.
Structured and neat, this shirt will have your boy dressed for almost any occasion. 
Team with denim shorts and a cap for a street savvy outfit, or with dark pants for a dressier event. Available from Myer stores nationally.


The Enchanted Dolls' House

The Enchanted Dolls' House, by Robyn Johnson, is the first book in an exquisite series that has become an instant international best-seller. 

It continues to be discovered, loved and treasured, and it a wonderful read for both young and old.

These lavishly produced books provide hours of reading and interactive entertainment.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Unique Gifts For Little Ones

It can be difficult to find the perfect gift for little ones - you want something unique that will be treasured forever...

Which is why we are so excited to have found a gorgeous range of stuffed toys by Scandnavian company En Gry & Sif.

The beautifully crafted toys are designed in Scandinavia and handmade in Nepal using New Zealand wool - the company prides itself on being environmentally and socially responsible.

Available at Brown Button Trading.

Gifts for Dads-to-be

Becoming a parent is a special event for both Mums and Dads, which is why we are so excited to have found something to specifically help Dads-to-be with their new bundle of joy!
Daddy's Special Project Nappy Bag is designed to look like a work bag Dad might use! A gorgeous, funny and practical gift for "expecting" fathers - fill it with everything he'll need for early morning nappy changes and outings with the kids!

Daddy's Special Project Nappy Bag is available from The Baby Shower Shop

Maternity Jeans

Every woman wants to feel stylish and sophisticated during their pregnancy. Just Jeans Womenswear have made keeping on trend during your pregnancy easier, with the addition of Maternity Jeans to their range. Now you can wear Just Jeans through every stage of your pregnancy... The jeans come in three flattering styles - a Skinny Leg, Straight Leg and Bootcut - for only $89.95.