Tuesday 24 September 2013

Step by Step with Dora Parenting Tips and Childrens activities

Share Your Advice with the Step-by-Step Tip Swap with Dora the Explorer

Tackling each new step in a child’s development can be an overwhelming task for any parent. But to give a helping hand, Nick Jr. has created a new initiative called Step-by-Step which aims to assist parents explain key developmental milestones and reward children when they achieve them, with a range of Dora the Explorer tools.
From learning to brush their teeth, to riding a bike for the first time, to even attending their first birthday party, Nick Jr. and Dora are on hand to help children and their parents on their way. However as no child is the same, Nick Jr. are asking parents to share their own top tips with the Dora Step-by-Step Top Tip Swap.
Every month a new topic will be addressed online with handy information, videos and downloadable tools with child development expert Jacqueline Harding offering practical tips and advice. Then, on Facebook, parents will be able to swap their own tips for the chance to win a Dora Step-by-Step pack consisting of a Dora-the-Explorer My Talking Backpack and a School Day Dora doll.
Last month's theme was ‘Summer’ and here are some of Jacqueline’s top tips and advice for getting little ones to grips with key skills:
  •   If you have access to outdoor space, why not choose a small spot for your little one to have their own garden? It’s best to choose quick growing plants such as cress and then you can even use what you have grown to make sandwiches together for your next picnic.
  •   Going down to the seaside? Then, it’s time to get stuck into sand castle building. Children never seem to be bored as long as there is sand around, but take a camera and use those pictures to make a scrap-book to keep the excitement going when you’re back home.
  •   If you’re off on holiday with your child, leave a few bits of packing at the end for your child to help you pack. Not only will this help them to get excited, it is also a great opportunity to explain all of the stages of the holiday so they know what to expect.

    To see more tips from Jacqueline Harding or download your own Step-by-Step, Explore with Dora tools visit nickjr.co.uk/stepbystep. If you’d like to share your own tips and advice visit Facebook.com/NickJrUK

    Emma in Bromley xx

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