Rainy day play

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When the weather is bad and you don’t fancy getting your waterproofs on and heading out anyway, it can be helpful to have a list of rainy day play options to hand. Things to have in that you can whip out to keep the troops happy. Baking and crafting are always top of the children’s […]

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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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Role play with Brio

The children love role play. All four children in fact have always loved taking on new roles and getting into character. Anything from superhero costumes, to putting on their own show, to playing coffee shops with the play kitchen and food. These are probably the times that I enjoy watching the children play the most. […]

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Big world play meets small world play

Squeeze em turtles

Back when my first child was born, like many parents I was careful to ensure that all her toys were age appropriate and she was not given anything too small. With only one child this is an easy approach to follow, but as you have more children this becomes harder as there are all sorts […]

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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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11 playdates to try out

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The summer holidays might be drawing to a close but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to end. You can still find time to play at the weekends or after school if you don’t have too many other commitments during the week. I try to interject things during the week but it can be tricky […]

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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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