Encouraging independent readers

Supporting your children’s reading has to be one of the most important jobs of a parent in my book. It is so lovely to watch them develop an interest in books and reading and the wonderful stories we have the privilege to read. A keen interest in books and reading can do wonders for building the imagination […]

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Party time with Blaze

On Friday, in conjunction with UK Mums TV , Nick Jr UK and Great Gizmos we held an action-packed party to celebrate the UK launch of Blaze and the Monster Machines. This is a new show to the UK based around Blaze the monster truck and his pals and it premiered on Nick Jr at 4pm on Friday. You […]

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Teaching children about hand hygiene

“Have you washed your hands?”How many times do you think you have asked this question since becoming a parent?I am estimating the following:At least 5 times per day x 365 days per year x 8 years = 14,600 times … and with four children that is a conservative estimate at that.Viruses and bacteria can live two hours or […]

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The beauty of little imaginations

One of the things I love most about being a mummy to lots of little people are those times when their little imaginations run away from them and they go off into character, all playing nicely together, because everyone has a part to play in the adventure. Now these are the times I think I really should […]

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A family day out: The Deep

With the holidays fast approaching, perhaps you have started to think about planning some days out in the holidays or perhaps you are looking for a rainy day option for the weekend? It is worth checking out The Deep – This is thought to be one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world… and it is here… in […]

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