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Open-Ended Play vs Close-Ended Play

Open-Ended Play and Close-Ended Play: What's the Difference?

August 26, 2021

Children learn through play. Through play, they can unlock key developmental milestones and access new skills; problem solving, hand-eye coordination, critical thinking and more! This play can take many forms, it can be structured or unstructured, self-directed or guided, planned or unplanned. This dichotomy is often what perturbs parents when they are buying toys for their kids: 

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34 Things to Try to Help Manage Lockdown

34 Things to Try to Help Manage Lockdown

August 24, 2021

We've called on our team, friends and family for all their tips to try to manage a positive outlook and get through the crappy days of lockdown. From families, to couples to people living by themselves, each one was happy to share. If something on this list can help with one hard moment then we'll be feeling pretty tickled pink we could be there for you.
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5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Fun Playtime

5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Fun Playtime

August 24, 2021

Don't you hate it when you're on the floor playing with your toddler for hours on end but when you check the clock it's only been 10 minutes! At Jellystone, we really want to help to change that. We want playtime to be fun and a time where you can really connect. 

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Building Connections Through Play

Building Connections Through Play

August 23, 2021

Play. It’s one of the most natural things for a child to want to do. This is because it is arguably the most instinctive (and fun) way for them to learn about themselves and the world. By fostering their curiosity, play suspends reality and opens up new possibilities for creativity and connection. So how can play be used to help children build connections with others and the world around them? 

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Open-ended Play: What is it and Why is it Important?

Open-Ended Play: What is it and Why is it Important?

July 02, 2021

Children are full of imagination and creativity. We see this best when they are playing, constructing worlds and stories out of the simplest of objects. Open-ended play is all about imagination and creativity. It’s the kind of play where there are no limits, no rules, where children can be the masters of their own world! 
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7 Soothing Ways to Use Your Calm Down Bottle!

7 Soothing Ways to Use Your Calm Down Bottle!

April 08, 2021

Sensory bottles have been used by parents, teachers and therapists to help children self-regulate their breathing and thoughts, and improve their focus. With the help of Cindy from Your Kids OT, we have come up with 7 ways to soothe your child and help them focus using our DIY Calm Down Bottle. 

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5 Ways to Comfort A Teething Baby

5 Ways to Comfort a Teething Baby

February 19, 2021

Teething time can be quite an ordeal for both bubs and parents! But don't worry, there are plenty of ways you can comfort your baby through their toothy troubles and make the experience smoother for both of you. Here, we've compiled a list of our 5 best, tried and tested recommendations that we think can help.

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🦷 5 Signs Your Baby is Teething

🦷 5 Signs Your Baby is Teething

February 19, 2021

Teething can be an chaotic time for both babies and parents so its always good to be prepared. While every teething experience is different, we've come up with 5 signs to suggest that bub's first tooth is on its way xo

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Back To School!

Back To School!

January 27, 2021

Somehow school is just around the corner! We're busy doing our annual back-to-school shopping and organising - geez it is a lot. We thought we'd share some of the things on our list - especially those which in previous years we've completely forgot to do or left to the last minute!

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Our 2020 Christmas Guide

Our 2020 Christmas Guide

November 19, 2020

In this blog post, we'll give you a little look at the products we're featuring in our 2020 Christmas guide, from teethers and toys to sensory tools!

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The Many Benefits of Sensory Toys or Tools for Babies and Children

The Many Benefits of Sensory Toys and Tools for Babies and Children

September 15, 2020

This month, we were featured on Kiddipedia's website discussing the benefits of sensory toys and tools for little ones. It's a quick read and super informative if you want to know a little bit more about sensory play and processing! 

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Lets Get Creative 🎨 How to build your own DIY Bead Kit

Lets Get Creative 🎨 How to build your own DIY Bead Kit

September 04, 2020

Now you've ordered a DIY Bead Kit, here are some tips and tricks for you to make your own Jellystone jewellery!

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