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7 Apr 2019

Ignite a Love of Reading

The importance of starting early with reading, cannot be emphasized enough. Reading early on has a myriad of benefits ranging from increased vocabulary to brain exercise and concentration. Whichever you look at it, reading to and with your child sets them up to succeed. Our team has selected some of their all-time favorites children’s books […]

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7 Mar 2019

Inspiring Women’s Quotes

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, we asked Hummingbird’s Centre Managers aka our fierce, female leaders to share any words that have inspired them through their lives. Kiara Siddall “No matter the circumstances, you always control your attitude, your beliefs and the choices you make..” ~ Alison Botha, Survivor & Inspirational Speaker Carissa Valentim-Du […]

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7 Mar 2019

Raising Happy Children!

We all want our children to be happy, to love and be loved in life, and to follow their dreams to achieve their version of success. While there’s plenty of debate and research work being done to determine if genetics play a role in happiness, we believe parents still have a major role to play […]

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5 Feb 2019

6 of The Biggest Mistakes New Parents Make When It Comes to Baby Sleep

Parents sometimes expect that a child’s sleep habits will change overnight, often leading to unnecessary parental anxiety when a child is not sleeping through the night. It is important to get to know your child’s sleep patterns and identify any unhelpful habits which may be preventing children from developing healthy sleep association. Here are 6 […]

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4 Feb 2019

Tips to Help Your Child Not Fall Sick

I’m staying home from school today. I’d rather be in bed pretending that I have a pain that’s pounding in my head. I’ll say I have a stomach ache. I’ll claim I’ve got the flu. I’ll shiver like I’m cold and hold my breath until I’m blue. I’ll fake a cough. I’ll fake a sneeze. […]

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30 Jan 2019

Valentine’s Day – DIY Cards

Hallmark step aside; Hummingbird has some simple card ideas for you this Valentine’s Day! Sure, store-bought cards work in a pinch, but these homemade Valentines are the sweetest way to express your love on February 14. Love is a Universal Language Trace your little one’s handprint on a coloured piece of paper and cut it […]

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7 Jan 2019

Tips for Travelling with Toddlers

Travelling with children can be daunting. You need to worry about getting yourself, your children and your baggage to the airplanebefore taking on the flight! The best way to enjoy a calm flight is to be well prepared. Here are some tips to make sure your family is ready for both, short and long-haul flights! […]

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6 Jan 2019

Healthy Eating Tips After the Holidays

With Christmas and New Year behind us, it’s time we slowly get back to our routines – work, school, chores and eating habits will soon be back to normal. To transition back to whole nutrition after weeks of feasting, we suggest a gentle and gradual approach. Below are some ideas to help ease your family […]

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17 Dec 2018

Moving on Up! – A Guide to Transitioning

The changes that happen when children transtition to a nursery or pre-school can be daunting and children and parents, both, may be anxious. However, these nerves can be controlled by encouraging positive feelings about progressing on to the next chapter in their lives. It’s important to remember to stay positive and encourage excitement about moving […]

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