The toy time machine: toys across the years

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I don’t know about you, but I find the evolution of and trends in toys quite fascinating. I’ve seen with my own children all sorts of toys come back into fashion and it’s lovely when you see children playing with or interested in the sorts of things we once were. This fun infographic below shows […]

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Choosing your child’s first bike

choosing a first bike

What sort of bike? Choosing your child’s first bike can be a really exciting time, a bit of a milestone moment really. No more tricycles, no more ride-ones, this is real big kid stuff. Your child’s first bike is one of the toys they’ll remember well into adulthood; so many memories will be made as […]

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An open letter to the hospital porter

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Dear hospital porter, No one likes going to stay in hospital, and as a parent it’s always a million times worse when you are there because your child is ill. It’s a stressful, upsetting and unnerving time for a parent, so random acts of kindness go a long way. Now clearly I’m eternally grateful to […]

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How to help your children with their homework

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I have always felt that learning begins at home. It isn’t a case of waiting until children start nursery or school for them to start learning. As parents we are responsible for their learning from day one. My parents were superb at reading to me as a small child and I entered primary school being able […]

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