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Baby play

Imaginative play: fact file

What is imaginative play? The ability of the young child to create their own sense of their mind, and that of others, takes place through

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Baby play

Action play: fact file

What is action play? If you don’t understand human movement, you won’t really understand yourself or play. If you do, you will reap the benefits

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Baby play

Social play: fact file

What is social play? From the simplest romp and wrestling of young animals to the most jocular and complex banter of close friends, social play

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Baby play

Together play: fact file

What is together play? When an infant makes eye contact with her mother, each experiences a spontaneous surge of emotion (joy). The baby responds with

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Parents & families

Narrative play: fact file

What is narrative play? Narrative play is story based play. This can be reading stories, or creating stories, or acting them out. It can take

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Sling School Stretchy Wrap
Stretchy wraps

All about stretchy wraps

What is a stretchy wrap Stretchy wraps are long lengths (usually around five metres) of soft stretchy fabric that you wrap around yourself to carry

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Buckle carriers

All about buckle carriers

What is a buckle carrier? A soft structured carrier or buckle carrier  is a backpack style carrier (although often also used on your front) that

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All about podaegis

What is a podaegi? A podaegi is a traditional Korean carrier.  (You may see these carriers referred to as a Pods, however, we feel that

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buckle onbuhimo

All about onbuhimos

What is an onbuhimo? An onbuhimo is a baby carrier without a waistband.  They originally came from Japan. The word “onbuhimo” means “back carrying strap”

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Meh dais

All about meh dais

This carrier is based on an East Asian traditional baby carrier which is still in use today.  Meh dai (Cantonese) or bei dai (Mandarin) are

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Ring slings

All about ring slings

What are ring slings? They are a single piece of fabric, usually around 2m to 2.5m long, with two rings sewn into the end. You

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