My day album

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My day album

With a little bit of preparation and planning, you can make a book that is all about your little person! As you know, little ones LOVE to read, love to be read to, and even simply love to look at a book someone else happens to be reading! An individualised story will entertain and fascinate your child. Spend some time over a typical day (or week) taking photos of your.

My beloved baby book

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My beloved baby book

“Who loves Jane?” asks your little one’s story book, and the answers are as varied as the photographs in this easy-to-make set of story cards. Little ones are beginning to understand different emotions right now, even if they can’t quite verbalise them, but one they really understand is the feeling of loving someone or something else! This is obvious as you start to notice how they attach from week to.

Tags of fun!

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Tags of fun!

Babies seem to get the best enjoyment out of the most ordinary things. Tags and labels on clothes are no exception to this rule. Make them their very own tag cloth for hours of fun. You’ll need brightly coloured and textured ribbons (make sure the ribbons are wide enough for baby to play with and are not too thin), needle and thread, scissors and a soft face cloth. Cut the.

Rattle cans

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Rattle cans

Here is an opportunity to recycle some empty containers, like coffee cans or similar, as toys for your baby. Use an empty coffee tin and put in a handful of marbles, acorns, pebbles, small stones or dried beans. Anything can be used that will make a loud noise against the metal of the tin. Secure the lid tightly using tape the whole way around the lid and tin. Cover the.

Fun jars

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Fun jars

This is a simple yet individualised craft to make for little children that has a multitude of different uses. The fun jars are a little like treasure baskets but on a smaller scale and can be used as storage for small toys. Make up different collections like wooden blocks, squeaky toys, feathers, paintbrushes or old make-up brushes, metal spoons, play dough, magazine cuttings, crayons, tissue paper etc. With all these.

Baby mobiles

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Baby mobiles

Babies learn best through their senses in their first year, and no sense is stronger than the sense of sight. An easy way to do this is with baby mobiles you have made yourself. There are hundreds of beautiful mobiles on the market (I love anything from Haba or Manhattan Toy), but the best thing is to have one that you can change the objects on to keep it interesting.

Bottles, bottles and more bottles!

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Bottles, bottles and more bottles!

Make your own set of baby shakers and rattles. Collect different sized bottles such as water or soft drink bottles or purchase small clear plastic bottles with lids that are secure (Muji has a great range). Fill the bottles with sound-makers like rice, small pebbles, lentils or pasta. You can also use colourful items like beads, glitter or other sparkling shiny shapes. Don’t put too much of your noisy ingredients.

Baby’s Day Album

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Baby’s Day Album

With a little bit of preparation and planning, you can make your baby a book all about them! Babies love to look at other babies, and photos of the world around them, so this gorgeous home-made book is perfect! You’ll need a camera, your printer, small photo album and a willing baby! Spend some time over a typical day taking photos of baby in his normal routine. Take photos from.

Mood boards

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Mood boards

Mood boards are fantastic for introducing concepts to little babies and are so simple to make. Try cutting pictures from magazines, photos of your family, bright wrapping paper pieces, feathers, ribbons (the more the better), try www.Flickr.com one of the best online collections of images. The aim is to make it eye-catching, themed and keep it updated regularly. Try a red board or a farm animal board, birds, your family.

Texture Book

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Texture Book

A simple way to make an interesting book for baby with minimum effort. Collect fabrics, paper, and other unusual materials that can be cut into a square. Good materials include denim, satin, and felt. Cut out lots of different textured fabrics and glue them into a small notebook, one to each page. Then sit with baby and let them explore the pages with their fingers.