Win a copy of Bing on DVD

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STUDIOCANAL has announced that the final volume in Season One of the popular Cbeebies show Bing is coming to DVD on 17 October, releasing as Show… And Other Episodes. Bing: Show… And Other Episodes is the eighth and final volume in Season One, following Swing, Storytime, Paddling Pool, Fireworks, Surprise Machine, Music and Cat. The […]

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A Canadian holiday cheat sheet

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Have you ever considered Canada as a destination for a family holiday? Canada is a beautiful country and a popular choice for families, but before you part with your heard earned cash, make sure you know exactly where you are going and what you will need for your break. Destination The first thing most people […]

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The dinosaurs have escaped…

dinosaur hunt

This morning we came down to some frightening news…the dinosaurs had all escaped from their box in the playroom and were loose in the garden. This required the attention of two budding dinosaur experts to track them down, identify them, and get them all back under control. It wasn’t an easy task…. There were all […]

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Early letter and word recognition

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Children’s early reading experience is critical to the development of their lifelong reading skills, and as parents it is up to us to give our children a good start. Reading to our children is a huge part of this, and reading regularly together sparks both an interest in books and reading in general, and helps […]

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Playroom makeover

playroom makeover

The playroom in our house takes a serious bashing. It is used and abused everyday by the children and it is a place to not only play, but to relax and learn as well. I decided recently that I needed a new system for organising the toys as it was driving me crackers. A better […]

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Camp Bestival: the benefits

Lazy Town Live

If you are a regular reader of the blog you will know that we spent a long weekend away at Camp Bestival at the end of July. Having had some time now to reflect, I wanted to try and get to the bottom of the benefits the children all gained from that four days. It’s […]

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Making ice cream

cherry ice cream

We love ice cream in our house, all year around, not just when the weather is warm. When we realised that ChillFactor make an Ice Cream Magic Tray that means the children can easily make their own ice cream we were quite excited. The Ice Cream Magic Tray creates ice cream in minutes (providing you […]

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Five minute fun: day seven

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At home I am always trying to make the regular things in life or normal conversations into learning opportunities and fun activities. 5 minute fun really fits in with my approach to parenting so I’ve decided to take their 7 day challenge with the children and will be sharing the activities we try. So – what […]

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