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5 Yummy Christmas Breakfast Ideas For Kids

5 Yummy Christmas Breakfast Ideas For Kids

Christmas is a couple of days away and the holiday cheer is all around us. People all over the world are excited because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! One of the best things about Christmas is the scrumptious Christmas breakfast that you enjoy with your family and friends. It’s a beautiful experience to prepare breakfast for your loved ones, especially for your little munchkins. A fun Christmas breakfast is something every child looks forward to, so why not make it even more interesting for them? Below are 5 easy and creative ways to make Christmas breakfast that will make Christmas even more magical for them.

1. Pancake Santa

Making Santa pancakes is a simple way to incorporate Santa Claus in your child’s breakfast! The steps are easy:
– Make a plain pancake with your usual recipe. Here’s one simple recipe from
– Place a pancake on a plate. Add strawberries to make the Santa hat.
– Slice a strawberry to make Santa’s nose and place it in the middle of the pancake.
– Pipe whipped cream onto the pancake to make Santa’s beard. Also add a little whipped cream at the end of his hat.
– Place two berries to make Santa’s eyes.
– Finally, make him smile with some chocolate sauce and you’re done!

2. Christmas tree cookies

– Christmas tree cookies can be made by first making your regular cookie dough. Here’s a detailed recipe.
– Once the cookies are baked in the shape of a Christmas tree, make sure you let them cool completely.
– Then, pipe green colored frosting on the cookies.
– Add some sprinkles on top of the frosting to mimic ornaments of the Christmas tree
– That’s pretty much it. You can also add a star shaped candy on top of your very own Christmas tree. Enjoy!

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Some more ideas for cookies!

3. Reindeer brownies

– If you love baking, making brownies will be very easy for you. To make Christmas special reindeer brownies, follow this recipe to make the basic brownies first.
– Once they’re made, cut up your brownies in triangles to make the faces of the reindeer.
– Place some brown candies to make the eyes of the reindeer.
– Draw a smiley face with some whipping cream.
– Finally, add some pretzels to make their antlers. Reindeer brownies are ready!

4. Christmas tree waffles

-Waffles might be a staple breakfast food in your home, but how do you make Christmas themed waffles? It’s simple!
-First, prepare your waffles (here’s a recipe if you need any help!). If you want to make it even more accurate, add a bit of green food coloring in it.
-Next, cut the waffles into triangles.
-Place these triangles under each other to look like a Christmas tree.
-Add some sprinkles on it.
-Your Christmas special waffles are ready!

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5. Christmas tree cupcakes

-This one is simple and easy! First, bake some green cupcakes. Yes, green! Here’s a great recipe.
– After the cupcakes have cooled, pipe some green colored cream cheese frosting on top.
– Again, add some sprinkles for that extra Christmassy look.
– Place a tiny star shaped candy on top of it. It’s done!

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Green cupcakes!

Summing up


Preparing and having your Christmas breakfast with your friends and family is a wonderful experience. These festive desserts will surely make your Christmas day even sweeter.
For more Christmas games, activities, songs and stories, you can download the KidloLand app here! Merry Christmas!
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12 Adorable Baby Photo Ideas That You Will Love

12 Adorable Baby Photo Ideas That You Will Love

A baby is a beautiful addition to a family and capturing the happy moments that come with your little bundle of joy makes for great memories to look back on. Time goes by fast and it’s natural to want to save all the wonderful moments that your child brings in your life. If you’re not a photographer, don’t worry! Here are some easy, helpful and adorable photo shoot ideas for your baby, toddler or preschooler.

Sleeping baby

This is a must-have in every baby photo album and you just can’t go wrong with this one. A cute, sleeping baby makes for a great opportunity to take photos. Wrap your child in warm hats and blankets and capture close ups of every wrinkle, folds of the skin and expression that your baby has while he’s sleeping!

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Use an accessory

Accessories like a crown, headband or a hat can add to your baby pics and make them unique. Capture the way your child reacts to such accessories in candid photos and watch him/her have fun with it. The combination of nice clothes and an accessory will definitely make your child feel awesome.

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Family moments

Ask your significant other to snap pictures of you cuddling and hugging your baby. If you also have an older child, even better! Hire a photographer or use a timer to take a picture to include your entire family. Cute family pictures will help you to see how exactly you all looked at that point of time.

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Take a photo with a pet

Your pet dog or cat can add great value to your child’s baby photos. Make a photo album where you include pictures of your child laughing, giggling or playing with your pet. You never know, you might end up with really funny pictures that will fill you with joy!

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Dress up!

Don’t fret if Halloween has already passed, photo shoots are a great excuse to dress up your little one too! Find cute outfits (like a lion, bunny or turtle costume) that your children will love, especially if it involves their favorite cartoon character. That’s all it needs – then it’s time to take pictures of them enjoying all the fun!

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Use props or toys

Surrounding your child with the things they love will make them happier than ever, so remember to incorporate that into your baby photo shoot! Keep some toys or props such as balloons, leaves or a sock puppet that your child can hold on to while posing for the picture. In such pictures, cuteness is guaranteed!

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Baby feet

The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts! So true, isn’t it? Children grow up too fast and before you know it, your newborn is a toddler already. That’s why it is important to take a picture of every detail of your little one. A popular and adorable choice of photograph is the ‘baby feet’ picture!

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A child’s life is filled with important milestones. Record videos or take pictures of your child learning to walk, crawl, run and jump! Your young one will be thankful for these pictures.

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Reactions to food

We know how children react to different types of food items, be it sweet, sour, bitter or even a little spicy! Grab a camera whenever your child is about to taste something new and capture his/her immediate reaction to it. We’re sure that it will be a moment to remember.

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A child’s laugh could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the whole world. A baby’s giggles can be brilliantly captured in videos or even photographs. It will definitely make your heart melt whenever you see it.

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Nothing is better than your little one enjoying the different seasons. Take your child to the beach on a summer’s day, ice skating on a winter’s morning, or just watch him playing with leaves in fall. Outdoor locations like these are prefect for clear and stunning photographs of your entire family.

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Being goofy

Silliness comes easily to every child, so why not capture that, too? The joy that comes with being goofy, especially in the tender years, is unbeatable. Just ask your children to make funny faces at the camera, or even better, join them!

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Bottom line

You don’t really need a lot of equipment or professional photography skills to capture beautiful moments with your baby. Your older self will thank you for taking these adorable pictures. Click away!

How To Develop Your Toddler’s Fine Motor Skills

How To Develop Your Toddler’s Fine Motor Skills

Raising toddlers is a Herculean task that only super moms can handle. A toddler’s daily routine includes running around the house all day, having cranky and stubborn moments and being picky with food. Amidst all of this, it is essential for every super mom to make sure your toddler is learning and growing well, too. Hand-eye coordination, learning to balance on their feet, jumping, running, grabbing objects, speech and language skills are all important abilities that your toddler should develop. A crucial aspect of every toddler’s growth is the development of his fine motor skills. Fine motor skill is the coordination of small muscles of hands and fingers with the eyes which helps a child to perform various activities like zipping up a sweater, holding a pencil, scribbling and much more. Below are 10 ways to develop and grow your toddler’s fine motor skills :

1. Playdough

Introducing your toddler to playdough can have a lot of beneficial effects. The squeezing, rolling, squashing, poking, flattening, separating and cutting (with safety scissors) involved with playdough makes sure that your little one develops hand-eye coordination while keeping it fun and interesting. It also enables your child to fuel his creativity by creating different objects with the malleable playdough.

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2. Tearing paper

Paper tearing might seem like a boring thing to do for adults, but for toddlers it is extremely fun and also necessary for the development of their finger muscles. Tearing paper helps your child to enhance his grip on the paper with his fingers, increases his hand strength and also makes way for more complicated actions like opening and closing zippers and tearing bread into small pieces. A great activity to keep your toddler engaged and entertained is to let him tear papers into small pieces and make a collage from it.

3. Finger exercises

Finger exercises are a significant addition to your child’s fine motor skill development. This is also a simple and helpful activity for your baby to develop hand-eye coordination. Even simple activities like holding a pencil, clapping, crumpling paper, holding a ball etc. can make a huge difference in your child’s growth.

4. Finger and hand painting

Apart from being a creative way to develop fine motor skills, this is also an essential aspect of your toddler’s artistic progress. Let your child dip her fingers and hands in toddler-safe or edible paint and set her free with a blank canvas. This is how you will motivate and encourage her imagination.

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5. Coloring and doodling

Another way to develop your child’s creative talent is to provide coloring books or printables to him. Crayons, coloring markers, pencils are all great for your children to set their imagination free. You can also let your toddler scribble or doodle on a white sheet of paper. This activity imbibes patience, improves bilateral coordination, develops their color sense and keeps them engaged for quite some time.

6. Tracing

Tracing is a task that helps to develop fine motor skills in a huge way. Children learn how to control their grip on the pencil, learn to draw carefully along the dotted lines which can be curved or straight and thus, prepares them for preschool. Spatial awareness and dexterity are some of the benefits of the tracing activity. You can also download apps like KidloLand which includes fun tracing and tapping games to further help your child.

7. Grasping activities

Building your toddler’s hand strength can make things much easier for him/her when they start preschool. Give multiple objects to your child to grasp, such as plastic glasses, toys they can squeeze, toys that they can shake, building blocks etc. Switch it up in between by asking them to pick up a tiny object and then pick up a big object. This makes for good hand and finger exercise for every toddler.

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8. Cutting paper with safety scissors

The next level of your child’s hand and finger development is getting him used to cutting (only with safety scissors). Cutting paper or playdough with safety scissors can refine their finger strength and hand-eye coordination. Your child can start with cutting straight lines, curved lines, circles, squares and many other shapes. Supervision is a must, especially for this activity.

9. Sock puppets

Easy DIY sock puppets are exciting and significant for the development of fine motor skills. Making different sock puppets will let your toddler think creatively, encourage imaginative play and also improve hand-eye coordination. It’s a complete win-win situation for both, parents and kids! has a great video to make a simple sock puppet.

10. Sticking and folding

Sticking and folding small pieces of paper or using stickers can help your toddler improve his spatial awareness and also increase his finger strength. Exposing your kids to art and craft activities can not only keep things fun and interesting for them but also improves their creative skill, hence making them perfectly ready for preschool.

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Summing up

Fine motor skills and gross motor skills are important milestones of every toddler’s and preschooler’s development and starting early is very effective. Encourage your little one to perform the activities above and get him/her ready for preschool easily.

12 Useful Christmas Gift Articles For Preschoolers

12 Useful Christmas Gift Articles For Preschoolers

It’s December already and that means, 2017 is almost coming to an end. But, it also means that Christmas is near! It is that time of the year when parents and children of all ages rejoice and make merry together. Surprise gifts, delicious food, decorations, stuffed stockings are all Christmas essentials that little children mainly look forward to. Your little one is probably very excited to know about Santa’s gift for him/her this year. If you wish to make Christmas a memorable one for your toddler or preschooler, look no further. Here are 12 Secret Santa gift ideas that your little bundle of joy will absolutely love!

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1. Crayons, colored pencils, sketch pens

Encourage your children’s creative side by gifting them packets of crayons, colored pencils and markers. These gift articles are guaranteed to motivate your children to draw and express themselves very well.

2. Doll or Doll’s clothes

If your children have dolls that they absolutely adore, take it up a notch by gifting them their dolls’ clothes. They will be elated to find out that their favorite doll has brand new clothes for Christmas too!

3. Playdough or modeling clay

Apart from making play time fun for young kids, playdough can also speed up their fine motor development, since it involves activities like pushing the clay in, pulling it out, squeezing it, rolling it and much more.

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KidloLand’s FREE Christmas Printables

4. Coloring printables

Printables are a great way for kids to develop their coloring skills. It’s a fun method to increase their hand-eye co-ordination, develop concentration and focus, identify colors, which in turn enhances their overall growth. KidloLand has 200+ worksheets that your child can color to his heart’s content.

5. Puzzles

Simple and easy jigsaw puzzles are known to develop a growing child’s cognitive skills, hand and eye co-ordination, problem-solving skills and they also learn to work with a goal. It can be an important addition to your child’s early learning experience.

6. KidloLand

This Christmas, make sure you download the KidloLand app in your iPad for your little one. Filled with 1000+ wonderful interactive animations, nursery rhymes, songs, games, activities and surprises, this app is sure to delight, engage and educate your toddler and preschooler.

7. Board Books

Board books are small books with thick pages made of paperboard which can handle your child’s inquisitive little fingers. Find good board books that tell simple but brilliant stories that your toddler will enjoy reading and appreciate.

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8. Toys

Different types of toys are a necessity for the development of every toddler and preschooler. By playing with toys, they learn to explore, figure out and interact with objects from an early age. Trucks, LEGO, cars, action figures, are all great gifts that your preschooler is sure to love!

9. Stuffed toys or plushies

Cute plushies or stuffed toys can be great companions for your kids to hug whenever they’re worried or anxious about something. Soft toys can also help your toddler to enhance his creative thinking skills and encourage imaginative play. Children will learn to love their stuffed toy and care for them just like they would care for a friend.

10. Stickers and a drawing book

Another great option for a secret Santa gift is a pack of stickers and a drawing book for your child to doodle on. By using stickers, your child can personalize and decorate various objects that belong to them, learn about positioning, and develop his hand strength.

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11. Craft activity kits

If your child is a crafty little one, then this is a perfect gift from ‘Santa’. Find a craft kit that has activities like jewelry making, building blocks, paper craft, DIY projects which will spark off your baby’s imaginative skills. Remember to always supervise your children when they play with small objects.

12. Bath toys

Bath time can be fun with the addition of some bath toys. Bath toys are affordable and can easily ensure that your child looks forward to bath time. Apart from the floating yellow duck, you can buy some floating boats, floating animals or other squeaky toys to make bathing enjoyable for your baby.

Final thoughts

Christmas gifts can be useful, practical and beneficial for your child if you choose them well. Select any of the gift ideas mentioned above and have a joyful Christmas!