It’s been 4-years since we launched Little Rockers Radio & we love entertaining kids with 24/7 music, nursery rhymes and more, we love encouraging movement through healthy programming, supporting families and offering entertainment away from the screen and we LOVE raising funds for Red Nose through the Little Rockers Red Nose Disco.
Sarah from Little Rockers Radio caught up with Pinky McKay to ask her for some breastfeeding tips for any Mums who may be struggling, breastfeeding myths like developing tooth decay and to ask her about the social media trend, #whereareyoufeedingtoday.
My son, now 11-years old, went though hell in his first 12-months with eczema. We had him in and out of hospital after he would scratch his head over night until his skin wept. In the end we found out the cause, soy allergy. As he grew however he developed other allergies, mainly to dust mites. He would wake each morning with bags under is eyes and sneeze no less than 15-20 times. He would regularly get blood noses from scratching his itchy nose while sleeping.
Our children's development of fine motor skills is suffering due to the digital age we live in. Our kids can perfectly swipe a screen, yet struggle to hold a pencil or crayon. How do we find a healthy balance between the two? Especially when as adults we can also struggle to find a balance.
Our children will find themselves in many situations where they are made to feel angry, hurt or hard done by and teaching our children how to process these feelings in a productive way is key to them growing up as calmer adults.
We like our children to be able to tell us how they are feeling, however young children often have trouble verbalising their feelings. They need to learn the words we use to describe feelings, before they can tell us how they are feeling.
Damien Leith has been recording stories for his children to listen to while on tour for years. Now this collection of stories is available for all of us to enjoy. I caught up with Damien to ask him all about Story Time as well as ask him about his upcoming tour, An Evening with Damien Leith. Take a listen.
How often do we truly sit still? If you’re a Mum with young kids of course your answer is NEVER!However, I mean how often do we truly sit still, still with ourselves – without being in touch with our screen obsessed world? We are never far from a TV screen, a phone, a laptop, a tablet…
We all know and love ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ but isn’t it time we moved Beyond The Little Star. This new album is made up of a collection of very short (1-2 minute) original tunes and is created for parents and children to learn and add to their exisiting armour of children’s classics.
As children grow and develop they want to be helpful. They like to imitate Mum and Dad. They learn that being helpful will earn them praise and recognition and make them feel more grown up. Here's some tips to encourage our children to be helpful.
Follow my example, my lead, my action, my doing….. So much can be taught to kids about looking after their own health by following mumma’s example - or dadda’s or nanna’’s or pop’s or the many other significants in our kids’ lives.
The great guys at I Have a Go have just dropped their new single, called Think Like a Puppy! It’s all about anti-bullying, celebrating tolerance, respect and acceptance... all wrapped up in a groovy tune for little rockers, of course!
You asked and the Teeny Tiny Stevies listened... The Teeny Tiny Stevies have released their new single, Boss of My Own Body! Taken from their new album, Helpful Songs for Little People, out Friday 16th February. The songs explore the everyday challenges that children experience, with the aim of educating in an entertaining, understandable, and practical manner.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am insanely passionate about children and movement. Movement is so unbelievably important from a young age and teaching our children the basic skills of throwing, catching, squatting, kicking, etc through play is imperative for the development of their fine and gross motor skills.
Drowning is silent. A child can fall into a pool and drown within seconds, not minutes. In this interview I caught up with Marina from Kingswim and asked her about keeping our children safe around water, when we can start them in swimming lessons and what we can expect from swimming lessons at different ages.
After such a hot summer we start turning our thoughts to regular routines and school preparedness, or school progress for our children. Whether they are returning to school or starting for the first time this month – we all want our children to be confident and capable; to fit in and find good friends.
How many times have we as parents felt nagged and harassed by our children when they’re determined to fulfil their immediate demands? What I have learned as a communications specialist and a Mum is the earlier a child is shown how to communicate more effectively at home, the more likely they are to be willing to change.
There's a 2-year age difference between my two children and the thing I recall most when I had my daughter, just after my son turned 2, was thinking to myself "what have we done?" Things seemed so hectic for a while there and I felt like I was drowning... Now, 8-years on it's well and truly in the past however those feelings of worry and doubt and guilt on having a second (I know - sounds crazy, right!) are still very clear...
This article is republished with permission from Medela and offers a few tips for families about to have their second child with a toddler in tow.
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Little Rockers Radio is a 24/7 online radio station for children from birth to 6. Press play for songs from The Wiggles, Hi-5, Justine Clarke and more as well as nursery rhyme, story time, yoga, lullabies and more.