The Value Of Development In Toddlers

Over the years research has shown that the first few years in the life of a child are vital to enable them to develop in later years properly. Your baby will start to learn about their surrounding from a very young age, in fact when they are still in the womb. The earliest experiences and the bonds that they share with the parents play an essential role in their later development.

Investing In Your Child

It is vital that you create a caring and loving environment for your child, and another essential factor which is need is stability. Routine plays a massive part in the life of a child and helps them to adapt to small changes in their stride. You will need to create an environment within your home that will nurture your child and help them to become a beautiful human being.

Assisting Them To Grow

When you give a child the correct stimulation at an early age, you will help to develop their synaptic pathways which will allow them to process information in later years. These paths almost hardwire our brains into the way we think, and it is a lot harder to change the pathways when we get into adulthood. Inspiring the curiosity and instilling a passion for learning in our child is the greatest of gifts that you can give them and is something that they will take with them for the rest of their lives.

Socialising Your Child Is Also Essential

You will also need to look at the social development of your child and look to develop their skills of interaction, and one of the best ways to do this is to let them enter an environment with other children. Choosing any of the child care centres Brisbane parents prefer is an excellent way to do this, as well as taking them to places such as the park, and socialising with family and friends.

The Benefits Are Ongoing

When you create the right environment for your child that is loving and nurturing, as well as being stimulating, they will be able to develop to their highest potential. The early development of your child will help them to adapt to their surroundings and give the ability to process information efficiently.  It can also help your child to achieve better academic grades help them to become a well-rounded individual able to get on with others.

Help To Create A Better World For Everyone

When we all take responsibility and invest our time and efforts to give our children the best start in life possible, the rewards are there for everyone. We can help to create a well-adjusted society that shows both empathy and compassion for their fellow human beings. We all want to live in a community where we can get on with lots of different people, and we care about the welfare of each other. To have such a society, it starts in each of our homes, with all of our children.

Avoiding Christmas Debt

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also the most expensive. Christmas presents, Christmas food and Christmas experiences are all lovely, but they cost money, money we often don’t have. Christmas is the time of year when credit cards are maxed, store cards are opened and debts are accumulated, debts that we will then be paying off right into the New Year and beyond. There are things you can do though, to keep the spending, and therefore the debt, at a more manageable level.

Sort out the debt you already have

If you already have loans, credit and store cards that you are finding hard to manage payments for, it may be worth sorting out these debts before you increase them and take on others. An IVA ( Individual Voluntary Arrangement) could be an answer, allowing you to only pay what you can afford. To find out more information about IVAs click here.

Set Your Budget

For all the important things in life, whether it be getting married, moving house, booking a holiday, it is always sensible and practical to set a budget. Christmas is no exception. It is too easy to get carried away with the whole excitement of the festive period, buying heaps of presents that then sit under the bed for the next six months. Aim for quality over quantity and stick to that budget.

Shop Around

Whatever you are buying, you need to shop around rather than buying it at the first store you see it in, The Internet obviously has lots of bargains, but stores are now competing, with whole weekends dedicated to discounts that are often store wide. Also, look for things like the Boots Star Buy, a promotion that M&S has also started to embrace, 3 for 2 offers and buy one get one free or half price bargains.

Wait for Black Friday

If you are planning on buying anything electrical, or at the top end of your budget, then it could be worth waiting for Black Friday. Some stores are already offering early Black Friday deals, but it is worth signing up for email updates for key stores, and watching sites like Amazon who have some great Black Friday deals each year which can help you make huge savings.

Make sure you are savvy with the cash this Christmas.

It’s Almost Christmas Jumper Time

If I was to list my favourite things in no particular order, Christmas jumpers would definitely be in there somewhere. I have such fabulous memories of them, from watching Bridget Jones Diary for the first time and seeing the delectable Colin Firth in a knitted monstrosity, to the first time I met my brother-in-law, which just happened to be on Christmas Day, and that my first words to him were ‘nice Christmas jumper you have there.’ With my boy being a Christmas baby, a Christmas jumper is a must for him, although for a long time I resisted myself.

But now it seems that the humble Christmas jumper has become a bit of a national obsession, with Save the Children’s Christmas jumper day taking place each year to raise valuable funds for charity (this year’s Christmas jumper day takes place on Wednesday 13th December.) You can find a style to suit, with cute animal designs, football inspired jumpers, and my personal favourite, Christmas slogan jumpers.

I have compiled a list of some of this years favourite designs, including a couple from Arsenal FC modelled by the gorgeous Olivier Giroud, my ultimate man crush. There are also designs from M&Co, Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins. Plus, if you really don’t do jumpers under any circumstances, Boden have very kindly created a stylish Christmas Breton which will look just fabulous with dark denim and a beany hat.

Whether you like your Christmas jumper to be subtle and sparkly, cute and cuddly, or festooned with a Prosecco theme, make sure you embrace your seasonal side on December 13th.

Mistletoe Christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Deck the halls embellished jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin robin christmas jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Jingle bells jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

Sequin reindeer jumper
£29.00 Click to visit M&Co

The Christmas Breton 335 Click to visit Boden

Grey Polar Bear Roll Neck Christmas Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Slogan Christmas Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Snowflake Embellished Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Grey Sequin Pearl Penguin Jumper
Was £28.00 Now £21.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy ‘Tis the season to sparkle’ Jumper
Was £26.00 Now £19.50 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Navy Sequin Robin Jumper
£28.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Christmas Pudding Embellished Novelty Jumper £25.00
Click to visit M&S

Sparkle Novelty Round Neck Jumper £29.50
Click to visit M&S

And a few for the man in your life…

Stag & Lights Crew Neck Jumper
£25 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

Novelty Crew Neck Jumper £29.50 Click to visit M&S

The Official Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official shop

Arsenal Mens Christmas Jumper £35 Click to visit Arsenal Official

PENGUIN JUMPER £30 Click to visit WBA Official