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How to Make a Ramadan Card

Send your warmest greetings with a Ramadan card that is created by your little ones, to family and friends this Ramadan. We love this design,  it is easy to make and simple to do.  Here’s how: To make this Ramadan card you will need: 1 sheet of purple card and 1 sheet of gold glitter card…

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How to Have a Healthy Ramadan

Ramadan marks a period of fasting and religious focus for millions of Muslims across the globe. This blog will review some of our top tips for planning meals for a healthy Ramadan. The Ramadan start date for 2021 is expected to begin on Monday 12th April 2021, following the sighting of the moon over Mecca….

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Sensory Play Activities for Babies – Part Two!

Sensory play activities for babies aged 6 to 18 months do not need to be extravagant or over-planned. Everything is new and interesting at this age and can be totally mesmerising!  Here are a few easy free sensory activities to get your little one off to the best start on their learning journey. Outdoor Treasure…

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Sensory Play Activities for Toddlers – Part Two!

Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction!  And we can’t get enough of it! Here we have listed some more sensory play activities for toddlers you can do at home for free or little expense. Spaghetti Play Boil the spaghetti as specified in the…

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Stopping Bottle Use

The Department of Health (DOH) recommend that infants should be introduced to drinking from a cup from 6 months of age, upon the introduction of solid foods. They also recommend that infants should be drinking all their drinks from a cup from the age of 1 year. Introducing the cup from the age of 6…

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Weaning Recipe – Tasty Banana Custard

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart recipe we create a tasty weaning dish that your little one will love- Banana Custard. Checkout the YouTube video here

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Which Milk Should I Offer My Toddler?

It is important to ensure your child gets enough fluid across the day and this can be achieved by offering six to eight drinks (each 100 to 150ml). You may find they need more fluids in warm weather or when exercising. The best drinks for children are milk and water. Water should be offered across…

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Giving Up the Dummy

Giving up the dummy can be a hot topic of conversation and there are lots of opinions as to whether to use a dummy or not.  Here are some general points on dummy use in order for you as a parent to make your own decision. Should I give up the dummy? Many parents choose…

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Easter Inspired Activities

Easter is a great time for crafts and being creative! There are a lot of fun activities and games to play too! Here are some of our favourite Easter inspired activities! Decorate eggs Once you have boiled your eggs, all you need is a variety of paint colours, fine paint brushes and let your child’s…

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Snack Time in Your Early Years Setting

A common question we’re asked here at Early Start Nutrition, is around what foods to serve children at snack time. In this blog we’ll be exploring how to plan healthy snacks for little ones and which foods to include.  As part of a healthy meal routine, toddlers should be offered 2-3 healthy snacks across the…

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