It’s a strange and foreign time for us all at the moment. We were expecting to head into the school holidays and Easter break as we do every year, but instead, we’re finding ourselves having to self isolate. Nothing seems normal at all at the moment and the uncertain times ahead have many worried.
Like everyone, I’m going through ups and downs and a rollercoaster of emotions. Trying hard to stay positive for the future and ensure my children and happy and healthy.
I’m trying hard to keep the kids occupied and enjoying themselves and keeping them from feeling worried about things they shouldn’t have to worry about it.
Helping parents while supporting small businesses
As you know, I’m all helping parents find helpful products and services that will assist them in their journey through parenthood. I do this via supporting small businesses.
So many small businesses will be affected by all that is going on at the moment. So please, let’s all try our best where possible, to really help all our lovely small business owners.
Here are a few things for kids to do at home, while we’re all busy self-isolating…. #supportsmall
FROM – Tinta Crayons
DISCOUNT – 15% off everything over $15 – codeword babyberry15
Time to get creative and get your drawing on!! At Tinta Crayons, they make 100% natural, organic beeswax crayons. No nasties, no paraffin, no palm, no soy – just the good stuff. Perfect for little hands and big on fun! Designed and made in Melbourne, Tinta Crayons are created with little people in mind. From drawing, colouring to imaginative play, their crayons are perfect for creative kids… and their grown-ups.
Get your game on
FROM – Lucas Loves Cars
DISCOUNT – 10% off – One use per customer. Not to be used in conjunction with other codes. Excludes brands Baghera or Wobbel boards – codeword BABYBERRY10
There are sooooo many great games available from this terrific store. Alphabet games, card games and one of my personal favourites, the ‘We Do’ game. With this one, there are loads of toddler, baby and family activities to keep everyone entertained. They’re all creative, fun, screen-free activities where you can disconnect and reconnect.
Learning through play with a little math
FROM – Love Cubs
DISCOUNT – 15% off AND free wooden card stand with all purchases with codeword BABYBERRYFREEBIE
This collection consists of the numbers 1 – 20 and the written number along with the name of the beautifully hand-painted animal. These stunning cards can be used to encourage learning through play. Use for counting, mathematics, literacy, animal recognition, colour matching and recognition and so much more! *Handy Tip* Purchasing two decks will provide you with a stunning set of memory cards.
FROM – Baby Donkie
DISCOUNT – 20% off storewide with codeword BABYBERRY20 (excludes Connetix)
Learning and exploring the human body. Take a fascinating tour of the human body! How does your respiratory system work? What kind of bones make up a skeleton? How does food get digested? How many cells does one body contain? Or how about playing Dr? All kid love to do that! And of course let’s not forget the fun of building with Connetix – hours of fun!
Art and crafts
FROM – My Creative Box
DISCOUNT – 10% off Easter one-time box purchases plus a free messy mat
My Creative Box is a craft box that inspires little minds to explore, learn & create. A box full of fun & engaging activities for toddlers and preschoolers arrives on your doorstep and the fun begins! You can get a monthly subscription or you can do a one off. The box arrives packed full of uniquely designed learning activities, with instructions of what to do. Spend time exploring, learning and creating while bonding with your child. You don’t have to run around and try to come up with amazing kids activities to do… ALL the hard work is done for you with My Creative Box. Postage is $9.95 per single box order Australia wide and for double box orders it’s $11.95
Playtime and more playtime
FROM – Baby Presents
DISCOUNT – 15% off with codeword babyberry15
If you’re looking for playsets, stickers, games, teasets, and learning your abc’s, there are loads of goodies available from this beautiful store. Your little ones will love making and creating and having an adventure at home!
FROM – Happy Hands Happy Heart
DISCOUNT – 15% off with codeword BABYBERRY
All natural scented playdough that is handmade in Bendigo, Australia. The team at Happy Hands Happy Heart are passionate about encouraging creative and sensory play. They love play based learning, encourage fine motor skills development and want curious little ones to play with something super safe. Which is exactly why this incredible play dough was created. Their playdough has been specifically made with scents to enhance calm and wellbeing, and reduce stress and anxiety. Choose from a range of scents… mandarine, blood orange, lemon, vanilla, licorice, lavender, spearmint, pink grapefruit, cinnamon. Plus they have rolling pins, boards and shape cutters too!
Real kids real play – the ultimate play guide book
FROM – Jack & Lus
Real Kids, Real Play is about bringing real childhood back. It is the ultimate play guide for 0-5 year olds. It reminds us of the copious educational and fun activities that our children can do around the home using everyday items – without you having to spend lots of money, time or effort. It is written by an exhausted Mum, for an exhausted Mum. And Dad. And Grandparent. And Carer… Inside you’ll find activities, experiments, DIY recipes and song lists that stimulate your child’s physical, cognitive and social development.
So these are just a few options for you to check out. You can know that your little ones will be happy and entertained, all while learning via play. Plus you’ll know you’re supporting small businesses during this tough time.
Thanks everyone. Stay safe and stay home xxx
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