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Getting to Know Your Kids

Getting to Know Your Kids

👩Helping your children grow through their eyes 👩

I thought as my wee fairy doors are all about children, their development, magic and also parenting that I would share some insights that I have learnt over the years. Some read, some advice I have received and of course chats with friends.

My first child rearing tip is - 𝕒 𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕝𝕕'𝕤 𝕕𝕒𝕪 🧒

Give your child a day of their choice. On this day they get to pick what you do e.g an activity, watching a movie, what's for dinner, bath or shower, washing hair through to the bedtime story. If they are capable, let them take charge of dinner otherwise guide them to use peelers, knives etc. This is great for developing motor skills and also learning to cook - get the boys into it!

To avoid instant disappointment, you may need to set boundaries first such as no electronic devices for the 𝓮𝓷𝓽𝓲𝓻𝓮 day.

By giving your children 'their' day, it gives you insight to what they like, helps with their decision making which can be hard in itself and as mentioned, improves their motor skills. It also gives you insight to what they may struggle with, not just in the kitchen but throughout their day and you can problem solve with them, help them grow. Of course it's wonderful for bonding.

It would be great to have one day a week, but depending on how many kids you have and what your schedule allows, don't over promise this (the kids will be excited) but schedule one child once a week or once a fortnight, what ever works for you.

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If you have any tips to share, please do and I would love to publish them also, full credit to you of course.
Chris Baradel
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Kids Sleep Calculator

Kids Sleep Calculator

I've mentioned that our fairy doors can be used as parenting tools and here I suggest using them for motivating your kids to stay in bed.  

If you're struggling with bedtimes, check out this handy kids sleep calculator to make sure you are in the right ballpark for bedtime.  You know if you're child needs more or less than the average and this calculator offers various times to suit yours.  

Leave notes in the mailbox for the kids from the fairies praising them for not getting out of bed, perhaps even $0.50, or a ticket for a trip to the park.  Young kids thrive on motivation and reward.

Kirsty Fawdray
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Naughty or Nice?

Naughty or Nice?

It's great to see how our customers are getting the most our of our Fairy Doors and having some Christmas Fun.

Here's a pic from Sarah Thomas, she says 'the elves are moving around the house every night in the lead up to Christmas to check out who's on the naughty or nice list!. Thanks My wee fairy door for helping with the Christmas magic

A great way to have fun with our doors.  

Combine with a miniature mailbox and leave a message each night with a 'naughty' or 'nice'.  Super motivational😉

Thanks for share Sarah x

Kirsty Fawdray
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Fairytale Map Tip

Fairytale Map Tip

Welcome to the enchanted world of fairy doors and my first blog!

The magic of our doors for children is how they unleash their imagination and create delight in the stories they tell.  And a wonderful way to enhance the magic is to leave special notes, items and even presents for very good behavior.  

Here we have examples of fairytale maps.  Age them with a little crinkle, sprinkle with a little magic dust, tie them with a ribbon or a small piece of rope and leave by their fairy door to find in the morning.  Wow! A secret map of their own fairies enchanted land.  Don't forget to name their fairy xo.

For other fairy maps please see us on pinterest

Kirsty Fawdray
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