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BabyDonkie 50K Playspace Giveaway

BabyDonkie 50K Playspace Giveaway

August 26, 2020 1 min read

Wow, I can't believe we have reached 50K followers on Instagram! It has taken a lot of hard work and love to get here but I am so appreciative of you being with me on my journey. 

As a HUGE thank you to all my lovely customers and followers, I am hosting an amazing giveaway worth over $1500 in prizes!! 

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Miniland Asian Baby Doll next to rattan basket

Miniland or Minikane - which doll will you choose?

August 13, 2020 3 min read

There are currently a number of incredible baby dolls available for your little one and it can be hard to decide which one is best suited for your child. 

On the blog, I wanted to showcase two baby dolls, Miniland and Minikane that we are now stocking at BabyDonkie and explain the differences and similarities between them.

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For The Love Of Rattan Toys

For The Love Of Rattan Toys

July 31, 2020 2 min read

Rattan toys are stunning as their simple yet classic designs and sustainable nature mean they can be passed down to the next generation and leave a gentle footprint on our earth. When I choose new brands to stock for BabyDonkie, I carefully decided on brands that are eco-conscious, sell high-quality pieces and timeless designs. Brands that will go beyond any current interior or toy trend which is why I have chosen to stock some gorgeous rattan pieces from Tiny Harlow, Olli Ella and Juni Moon as I know these brands produce luxe quality, timeless pieces that will transcend trends. I also think they are pieces that will suit any room or styling. This month on the blog, we showcase the gorgeous rattan pieces from Australian brands Tiny Harlow, Olli Ella and Juni Moon.

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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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