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Why Cloth Nappies Are All The Rage in Malta

After using modern cloth nappies for my own baby daughter and experiencing first hand the long list of benefits they offer, I was inspired to launch The Cloth Nappy Company in July 2019, making reusable cloth nappies easily available and accessible within the Maltese market. Modern cloth nappies are: # better for your baby – Cloth […]

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The Malta Kids Directory top tips for Home Schooling

When Malta announced the closure of schools, amid pressure from concerned parents, on March 13th, a collective cheer from children of school going age went up across the islands. Once the reality of distance learning hit our shores, a chasm between how independent, religious and state schools handled the challenge became increasingly apparent. Independent schools […]

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Ideas to keep kids active

Get adventurous and become a Dolphin or Cub, Guide or Scout. Guiding and scouting are an Education for Life. They complement the school and the family but fulfil those needs not met by either. They develop self-knowledge, the need to explore, to discover, to want to know. Their non-formal education programmes are full of progressive […]

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Measuring up to our siblings

We are born into our family and the relationships within weave the fabric of life. Children learn social competencies and social norms through their interactions with parents and siblings and family life becomes a complex, dynamic experience that has a direct influence on how they feel about themselves. The need to feel loved and to

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The notion of child-care

Children deserve the best possible care for their well-being and development. It is imperative that safe and developmentally appropriate children's services are available to promote the holistic development of children and their families. The traditional aim of a child care centre is to provide a place for working parents to leave their children during working […]

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Baby Sign Language

From the moment babies are born, they start to communicate by using sound and natural gestures.  Baby Sign Language exploits this natural ability of babies and uses sign language to encourage two-way communication between parents and babies, before the babies can talk. Baby Sign has been steadily gaining in popularity worldwide and has many benefits […]

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Temper Tantrums in Kids

Temper tantrums are considered an essential part of child development which are expected to emerge during the toddler period (18months -3years). This period is a time of intense physical growth accompanied by increased activity. During this developmental stage, the child is expected to establish a distinct self that is separate from her parents. This explains […]

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Free childcare to help families achieve a work/life balance

The Free Childcare for All scheme, is a budgetary measure for 2014, announced by the Ministry of Finance and implemented by the Ministry for Education and Employment.  The Scheme started  in April 2014, with more than 95 % of the registered child care centres applying to form part of it. New child care centres opening in Malta and Gozo […]

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My Malta

Married to Robert and the mother of 2 wonderful children – Kristina and John, Andrea is a dedicated and inspirational mother and when not taxi-driving the kids to their various activities her passion is preparing jams and chutneys or baking and cooking using the freshest ingredients purchased directly from the farmers in her neighbourhood in […]