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The best toys to get children outside

| Days Out, Family

The best toys to get children outside sand with a child kneeling and two buckets

Playing outdoors is important to the physical, mental and psychological development of children. Paediatricians recommend up to an hour’s worth of outdoor playtime daily for children, but even half an hour could do wonders. Playing outdoors helps children learn and adapt to their surroundings, and in the process, improve their motor skills, coordination, spatial awareness, […] Read more…

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How to make the most of a holiday whilst pregnant

| Family, Travel

Pregnancy, although an incredible time can be hard work, so it’s important to take care and treat yourself every now and then. If it’s your first child as well, it may be the last chance you get to go on a relaxing holiday just you and your partner. It’s natural to have concerns when you’re […] Read more…

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How and when should you start potty training?

| Family

We recently went to Hamburg and whilst we were away my Mum started potty training Lucas, we went away with him in nappies, showing no interest in the potty or toilet and came back to him in no nappies and ‘big boys’ underpants. We only went away for 2 days! Since then he has been […] Read more…

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My First Scalextric review

| Family, Review

My First Scalextric review

  Lucas was recently sent* Hornby Hobbies My First Scalextric set, £39.99. When I told D we had been offered one, he was very excited about it as he remembers the fun he had on his Scalextric when he was younger and couldn’t wait to introduce it to Lucas. My First Scalextric is a fab […] Read more…

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How to encourage children to be more active

| Family, Health & Beauty

importance of outdoor play #tearsintosmiles

Before the age of tablets and smartphones, children used to live fairly active lifestyles. They’d go out and play with their friends and spend hours exploring outdoors. These days however, you’re more likely to see children with their heads glued to the TV or mobile phone screen. It’s no coincidence therefore, that there’s been a […] Read more…

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The importance of family meals

| Family, Home & Garden

#familymeal #familydinner

Over the years, I think eating family meals together has declined. More and more people are eating with their dinner on their knee in front of the TV or giving the children their meals and then eating later when their other half has returned from work and the children are in bed. When new houses […] Read more…

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Teacher training tips for busy parents

| Family, Projects

Teacher training tips for busy parents

Teaching is a great career option for parents – not only do you understand the young mind, thanks to spending so much time with your own little ones at home, teaching hours are also usually a good fit for busy mums and dads who need to make sure that they can be at home when […] Read more…

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