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This recipe is adapted from a Milo Slice recipe on Best Recipes. It makes a great afternoon tea for kids, is easy to prepare and has the texture of a lovely dense, chewy muesli bar. It also freezes well.

Ingredients

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup self-raising flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup firm-packed brown sugar

1 cup milo

1 egg whisked

125g butter melted

Instructions

1. Mix together all the dry ingredients.

2. Add in the melted butter and egg and stir well.

3. Press into a greased / lined slice tray.

4. Bake in a 180 degree oven for 15-20 mins.

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In Robin Barker’s book The Mighty Toddler she describes the transition of a 2-yr old into a 3-yr old like that of a frog into a prince. I quietly cherished these words and looked forward with much anticipation to my son’s 3rd birthday. Well, a few months in and it seems that we’re still living with a frog most of the time. Our little frog has dropped his day nap which may have something to do with his tired, less than prince-like behaviour in the evenings. We’ve decided not to sweat the small stuff and instead focus on his good behaviour by rewarding it with a star. Ten stars earns a surprise gift.

I had trouble finding a toddler Star Chart template so decided to design my own and include it here as a free printable. The chart is very visual and the concept of the stars leading to a gift is clear to a 2-3 year old.

Who would have thought that the idea of being swept off my feet by a prince would have a whole new meaning to me as a mother!

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I unwittingly discovered how to get 15 minutes unbroken peace from my toddler. You can too.

  1. Give your toddler an open box of these:
  2. Enjoy the peace.

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