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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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active play
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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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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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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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Narrative play: fact file

Narrative play Storytelling, the way most kids love to learn, is, when under the play microscope, identified as the unit of human intelligibility. Making sense

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restraint collapse
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Restraint collapse: fact-file

Restraint collapse defined After school restraint collapse is a term coined by Andrea Loewen Nair. At CalmFamily we recognise it is applicable in many scenarios,

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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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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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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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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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