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The Sweet Smell of Success!

May 25, 2017 Clare Marshall

The Sweet Smell of Success!

Recently I’ve started to accept that multitasking is pretty much the only way to survive motherhood! How else do you keep your kids fed, the house clean, you showered and the bills paid?! Ok so admittedly it’s more about quantity than quality right now ie. most of the tasks  get done but to a pretty low standard. So when my friend recently mentioned the awesomeness of essential oils, in particular the calming properties of Lavender and Chamomile, it started to dawn on me that just by adding a blend of these to my homemade play dough recipe - this could...


Light It Up Blue for National Autism Month

May 04, 2017 Polly Willoughby

Light It Up Blue for National Autism Month

As April is National Autism Month we’re super excited about highlighting a heart warming piece of feedback we’ve recently had from one of our customers.  Just a few days ago we got a review from a mom who’s 5 year old son has ASD.She wrote us to say how much her little guy was enjoying playing with his new Curious Columbus letters and numbers on his magnetic easel. She told us about how her son loves placing and rearranging the coloured letters time and time again. Mom’s big plus points were the sturdy design of the letters and numbers, and the fact...


Alphabet Goo

March 30, 2016 Clare Marshall

Alphabet Goo

This week’s been all about the letter W in our house. Wondering why? (See what we did there!) Well not only is it the first letter of our little boy’s name, but it’s also the first letter of his favorite new game - Alphabet Goo; otherwise known as learning the alphabet with the help of squishy, slimy, colorful water beads. Thanks to the very smart Debs and her fantastic ‘Learn with Play at Home’ blog, this has been an absolute hit in our house all week. So what’s the magic formula? It’s simple - the combination of dollar store water beads...


How to keep your kids curious

November 11, 2015 Stuart McLaughlin

How to keep your kids curious

Learning the ABC’s is naturally a great step towards a better understanding of the English language. It offers the perfect grounding for your little one’s to start to spell the words they are no doubt constantly practising speaking every day! But unless you’re super mom or dad, teaching them the shapes, sounds and correct use of the alphabet’s 26 letters can be a pretty daunting task. A bite-sized approach may be just the solution you need. However you help them learn, remember to keep up the energy and the excitement. It should help keep their attention for longer, aid with their...