Author: Mary

Pram Jams with Mary – Spring

Hi and welcome to my blog. This month I thought I would talk about spring. Spring has sprung and so has the warmer weather. It is the perfect time to go outside and look at some of the beautiful flowers that are starting to bloom such as tulips, daffodils and camellias. During spring lots of baby animals are born such as calves, lambs, ducks and swans. It is also a great time to take your children outside and use their senses such as: smell touch feel see They can smell the flowers, see the colour of the sky, feel...

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Children's Book Week Review: Kissed by the Moon.

  Children’s Book of the Year Awards 2014 – Shortlisted   Kissed by the moon by Alison Lester Kissed by the moon is part poem, part lullaby by Australian author Alison Lester. It is a beautiful story that celebrates a baby’s wonder at our beautiful world.  It would be a lovely bedtime story.  The illustrations are just beautiful. The cover picture announces a new life, with mother and child looking over a lake with mountains in the background in night shades of purple and blue shadowed by the moon. I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I...

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Children's Book Week Review: Baby Bedtime

Baby Bedtime/Mem Fox & Emma Quay   This is a beautiful bedtime story. It is about a purple mother elephant getting her baby elephant ready for bed. Parents and grandparents will relate to -“I could gobble up your toes” and “I could gaze at you all night”. It is a book that can be read over and over again at bedtime. It is beautifully illustrated by Emma Quay. The book is the latest one by Australian author Mem Fox who has written some truly lovely children’s books. This is a celebration of the love and care given to a child...

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Pram Jams with Mary

Hi and welcome to my Pram Jam blog. This month I am going to talk about tantrums. While tantrums are a normal part of being a toddler they can be exhausting and frustrating as a parent as well as being embarrassing! Tantrums are caused when a child loses control of their feelings and behaviour. It can be quite scary for parents to watch. Some of the reasons children have tantrums are: hungry, tired or bored, jealous of a sibling, or not getting their own way. As a parent some of the things to help you cope with tantrums are:...

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Pram Jams with Mary

Hi and welcome to my Pram Jam blog. This month I am going to write about the importance of reading and singing to your baby. It is one of the most important and enjoyable things you can do with your baby. Talking and singing helps your baby’s development and gets your baby familiar with different sounds and words. It is also a great way to bond with your baby. Some tips on helping you make the most of reading time with your little one: try and make it a routine, try and find a quiet space so your baby...

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Pram Jams with Mary

Hi and welcome to my first Pram Jam blog. Pram Jams are aimed at children aged 0-2 years. It is all about offering a fun and educational experience for you and your baby. At each session we sing rhymes and read a couple of stories. It is a great way to help develop your child’s pre-literacy and social skills in a fun and enjoyable environment and a chance to meet new parents.I would like to share a couple of rhymes and books on sleeping with you. A great book for parents in our library is Save our Sleep by Tizzie...

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