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How Do Connetix Tiles Compare?

How Do Connetix Tiles Compare?

July 07, 2020 3 min read

Connetix tiles have been a HUGE at BabyDonkie since they arrived in-store in October. I wanted to do a blog post on Connetix as I get a lot of questions asking about how these tiles compare to Magna tiles, Playmags and Magformers. 

Firstly, just to give an overview, magnetic tiles are great for kids 3+ (even younger depending on their fine motor skills) as they allow kids to construct 2D and 3D shapes like triangles, squares, prisms, rectangles and more. These tiles are all about getting as creative as your child's imagination will allow. 

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Talking with Your Child about Diversity and Inclusion

Talking with Your Child about Diversity and Inclusion

June 12, 2020 2 min read

As parents, I feel that our children should be growing up in a world where people are loved and embraced regardless of race, colour or religion. A world where kindness is first always and a place where we treat each other with respect, dignity and love. I find that using books and toys helps with having these frank life discussions with my kids
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BabyDonkie Grapat Lola 2020 set

How to Play with Grapat Loose Parts and Mandalas

May 09, 2020 3 min read

Grapat is one of our favourite open-ended toy at BabyDonkie and has just released their newest collection in Australia. In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts from Invitation to Play, Invitation to Read, to colour sorting and pattern play.

In the lead up to our launch tomorrow night, I wanted to share some ideas around how to play with Grapat loose parts. 

One of our beautiful customers Nicole from @sweet_life_of_mine__ who is also a school teacher has kindly allowed us to share some of her Grapat activities and ideas for loose parts play. 

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Helpful Online Resources for Kids Stuck At Home

Helpful Online Resources for Kids Stuck At Home

April 03, 2020 4 min read 1 Comment

We are officially remote learning as of this week as I am sure many of you are around Australia and indeed the globe! Here is my list of go-to online resources for maths, art, science, English and technology which we have been using for remote learning at home for kids aged 0-12 years.
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How to keep your kids entertained indoors during the Coronavirus?

How to keep your kids entertained indoors during the Coronavirus?

March 24, 2020 7 min read

What an unbelievable few months the world has been experiencing with the global pandemic of the coronavirus shutting down global cities, countries and schools. We have pulled together some play-based indoor activities for kids aged 0-12 years during self- isolation.
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2020 Choc-Free Easter Gift Ideas

2020 Choc-Free Easter Gift Ideas

March 19, 2020 1 min read

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How I Grew My Business

How I Grew My Business

February 27, 2020 2 min read

I have been featured on the Mums with Hustle Podcast this week, which I am so thrilled about as it was on my biz goals list for this year! I talk about my business journey for BabyDonkie which started as an eBay store back in 2012 and I give some business tips to those starting out.
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7 Easy Ideas for Throwing a Sustainable Kids Party!

7 Easy Ideas for Throwing a Sustainable Kids Party!

January 31, 2020 4 min read

Stuck on how to throw a kids party without using all that plastic?

Jess from The Eco Party Place, shares with us her top 7 ideas on how to create a sustainable kids party, ditching the single-use plastic for good and helping our environment at the same time

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School Readiness - Tips and Tricks to Help You and Your Child

School Readiness - Tips and Tricks to Help You and Your Child

January 16, 2020 6 min read

It is almost that time of year where we get ready to send our school-aged children off for another year of school. It is a bittersweet moment for me this year as I prepare for my third child and only daughter, Olivia, to start Kindergarten.

I share some helpful advice to get you and your child prepared for 'Big School.' I also provide some tips from Miss Patti's Clever Kids on how to know when your child is ready for school.

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To Wobbel Or Kinderboard? Which One Is The Best To Buy?

To Wobbel Or Kinderboard? Which One Is The Best To Buy?

December 12, 2019 4 min read

To Wobbel or Kinderboard that is the question...?

The balance board started life as a Waldorf design and as such can be used in so many creative and versatile ways, really only limited by your child's imagination.

It can be used as a seat, bridge, to practice yoga on, like a cubby, shop, bed, race track, or to balance on! 

With the help of Dutch companies, Wobbel and Kinderfeet, balance boards are now no longer just found in Waldorf or Steiner kindergartens or schools, they have become more readily available across the globe. 

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Our Quick and Easy Guide to Connetix Tiles

Our Quick and Easy Guide to Connetix Tiles

December 05, 2019 3 min read

Connetix tiles have been a HUGE at BabyDonkie since they arrived in-store in October. I wanted to do a blog post on Connetix as I get a lot of questions asking about how these tiles compare to Magna -Tiles, Playmags and Magformers.

Are they as strong?

What is the difference between the brands? 

And are they compatible with other magnetic tiles?

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The Best of Australian Christmas Gift Guides 2019

The Best of Australian Christmas Gift Guides 2019

November 14, 2019 2 min read

We are thrilled this Christmas to be featured in some beautiful AustraliangGift guides from blogs and influencers, who are all supporting small this Christmas. We wanted to round these gorgeous guides up for you, our lovely customers, to help you with your gifting ideas this festive season.
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