Saturday, November 28, 2009

Toddler Bedding That Develops Imagination

Did you know that the toddler age is one of the most important ages for developing imagination, learning about sharing, and of course, it is the beginning of the “mine” stage? Toddlers are now ready for a little bit of independence and want to know that some items are theirs and theirs alone. Lamb and Ivy baby bedding knows this and has created some wonderful collections with the toddler in mind.

These unique creations are not just bedding that the toddler can call his or hers but are awesome learning tools as well. He or she will be able to use their imagination and enjoy all the adventures they can go on with such Lambs and Ivy baby bedding as Peek a Boo Snoopy, Snoopy and Family, Baby Aviator, Jungle Jamboree, and Hello Kitty.

All of these adorable characters and fun objects will keep your toddler entertained while he or she plays for hours in their own room.

The Peek a Boo Snoopy Lambs and Ivy baby bedding is perfect for a boy or girl with the adorable Snoopy and Woodstock. The bedding is created with features soft luxurious velour's in sunshine yellow, spring green and sky blue and lets your child see just how much Snoopy and Woodstock care about one another as Snoopy carries Woodstock along. The collection starts with a 4-piece crib set which includes a blanket, fitted sheet, top sheet, and pillow case. You can purchase other accessories such as plush blanket, drawer pulls, slip cover chair, hamper, rug, wooden growth chart, 4 by 6 inch picture frame, night light, switch plate cover, wall shelf, wall border, and window valance.

Jungle Jamboree is perfect for that little explorer boy or girl that want to explore and find animals in the jungle. This adorable baby bedding features furry textures along with velour’s and satin. Every little child would love to fall asleep with their new best friend of the jungle by their side. The collection includes a comforter, fitted sheet, top sheet, and leopard print tan with blue trim pillowcase. However, you can add other great items for your child’s safari including a decorative pillow with an appliqu├ęd elephant, drawer pulls, upholstered rocking chair, and musical mobile, lamp with shade, rug, hamper, picture frame, wall shelf, wall hanging, wallpaper border, and window valance.

All of these wonderful Lambs and Ivy baby bedding will give your toddler the chance to explore his own environment and even begin to pick up his clothing and put them in the hamper and pick up toys and place them on the shelf. This is the greatest way to teach your child how to care for his own things in his own room. He will take pride in learning he did by himself.

Lambs and Ivy baby bedding for toddlers and babies is a great way to help your child learn through colorful characters. They will learn what the items are by sight recognition and will enjoy putting everything back in its place, as they grow older. Giving them Lambs and Ivy baby bedding is a way of giving them their own adventures using their unique creativity and imagination.

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LynnMarie is On-Line Editor for which is one of the top online retailers of Baby Bedding with a wide variety of Lambs & Ivy Bedding in stock and ready to ship!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Christmas Robin

The humble robin is a traditional Christmas symbol in the UK, the colourful bird often depicted on our festive greetings cards and Christmas gift wrapping. We also use little robin decorations to trim our Christmas trees and our Christmas cakes or chocolate logs. It's hardly surprising that we cherish this pretty, cheerful little bird as part of our Christmas festivities because he is so colourful and most other birds have migrated to warmer climates. And during our long bleak winters it lifts us to hear the chirpy song of the festive robin.

However, there is more to this chirpy fellow then just cute Christmas cards of him posing on snow covered post boxes and nesting in old copper watering cans.

Robins live through out Europe (Except the far North) and Western Siberia. We notice an increased number of robins in the UK during our winter months as robins in colder climates move to warmer wintering gathering grounds during the autumn.

Robins who live in close proximity to people can become rather tame, especially towards avid gardeners. Some cheeky robins have learned to take advantages of unearthed worms caused from gardeners digging and turning the soil.

It has also been discovered that robins can fish. Not for large fish though, the robin itself being only 14 cm and weighing between 14 and 21 grams. Robins can hover and dive for fish in shallow waters.

Male robins are very territorial and sing to proclaim their territory, what sound like a cheerful winter song to us is actually a warning of occupation to other robins in the area. Robins will fight to defend their territory.

Robins mate and nest in late March. The female robin builds a nest from dry dead leaves and moss in crevasses in trees, wall cavities or in under growth.

Because robins don't build traditional nests with twigs and sticks and instead simply line holes and crevasses is why we hear tales of robins nesting in old watering cans and wellington boots.

The female lays between 4 and 6 small white to slightly blue speckled eggs which she incubates for 2 weeks.

At two weeks old the robin chicks can fly. By this time the father robin feeds his offspring for a further 3 week until the chicks become independent at around five weeks old, meanwhile the female rears her second brood.

Chicks are not born with the trademark vibrant red breast feathers. They shed their chick feathers to make way for their splash of red on their breasts.

Not many robin chicks get to show off their new red feathers with pictures poses on top of snow covered post-boxes or pine-trees because more than a half of the chicks die during their first year.

However, robins can live up to the ripe old age of 5 years, which is something to sing about.

So spare a thought for this festive little bird this Christmas time because he works hard for his living. Maybe leave them some tasty Christmas treats on your bird table, some bacon rind and a stuffing ball. And maybe leave out a few old terracotta plant pots for a homeless female robin looking for somewhere to build their nests.

S. Roberts writes for for more Christmas Theme articles and ideas visit Santa’s website If you publish this article please link back to

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