The Importance of Play for Children

A Letter To My Son

I am going to do something a little different but I have been feeling very reflective lately and I realise I have never really done anything like this before. It has always been something I wanted to do but I just never got around to it. My decision to post this has been tough but I feel important as I feel many will benefit from the message inside. To my son, We have had such a rollercoaster since you have

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New Year Goals Are Important For Children Too!

There has been a lot of attention for goals and resolutions for adults, but don’t forget it is important for us to teach our children how to set goals and achieve them. This is a valuable skill which will help them success throughout life.   Why is it important to set goals?   Setting goals is an extremely important part of life, having a goal gives you something to focus on, it gives you something to work towards, and it

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This Is A Magical Time Of Year – The Build Up Right Until The New Year

It is almost Christmas, and everyone is looking forward to a visit from Santa! I know my son is bouncing off the walls looking forward to waking up on Christmas morning and seeing what has come. However, I find the build up to Christmas is just as, if not the most, exciting as the actual day itself. Pre-Christmas build up Sometimes it feels like Christmas has been going on for ages, and that is because it probably has. I don’t

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How Christmas Is Celebrated In 6 Countries Around The World

Across the world family are starting to get ready for Christmas, for many of us that look like presents under the Christmas Tree, stockings hanging up by the fire/ at the end of the bed, families coming together to sing carols and more food and drink than you would think is possible. However, Christmas can be very different depending on where in the world you are. Similarities Many families across the world with share a special meal with their families,

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All About The Elf On The Shelf

If you have not heard of the Elf on the Shelf, then turn away and never look back, especially if you have children! Just Kidding! Maybe. The Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition which requires dedication and creativity, and it helps make the build up to Christmas extra special for children. What is the Elf on the Shelf? The Elf on the Shelf is a little Elf that arrives in your home before Christmas (either after Thanksgiving or

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Dad’s Are Important As Well – Why A Child’s Support Network Matters

This is a topic which has caught my attention recently. A lot of parenting advice, services, and products are primarily marketed towards women, but what about the men? Why is it all about mum? There is very rarely any argument that children need their mothers, it is probably one of the few things that the universe largely agrees with. However, why isn’t the same importance placed on the dad? Although primarily the most important thing for a child is that

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What Are The Top Toys For Christmas 2018

It is that time of year again, time to start searching for the must have toys for Christmas, so just what is being billed as the “must have toy for 2018”. We have searched the internet to find out what retailers are saying are the must have toys this Christmas. All prices listed were correct at the time of writing. Harry Potter Hogwarts Great Hall Price – around £80.99 Age – 9+ Made by – Lego Best feature – 4

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Explaining Remembrance Day To A Child

In the UK and across the globe we have all got together today to remember those who fell in the war and fought for freedom that many of us take for granted. However, how do you explain what today is about to children? My experience In the UK we commemorate the day with the symbol of a poppy. I remember as a child every year being given money by my parents to give over in exchange for a poppy. I

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Cheap Play Ideas For Kids Over The Festive Season

Summer is over, the children have gone back to school, the weather has turned, and now all thoughts turn to the months ahead, if you are in the UK then you have Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, and New Year to look forward to (not to mention Children in Need this year, you have to give to Pudsey). If you across the pond in the states it’s not that much different, just swap Bonfire Night to Thanksgiving. It does not matter

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