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  • 17 Nov 2014

    Kids take over museums

    Wander into a museum on Friday 21st November and you’ll be greeted by a child at the front desk, be given a tour through the galleries by a teenager and be helped in the café by a 14-year-old. 21st November is Takeover Day – the annual day on which children are put in charge of museums, proving what a fantastic contribution they can make if given the chance. Look out for the ‘I’m Taking Over’ stickers they’ll be wearing and ‘We’re Being Taken Over’ posters on the museums’ front doors. […] more

  • 16 Nov 2014

    A natural advent calendar

    Advent calendars are such a delight for children. Opening the little windows to discover a new picture inside is always exciting, and the prospect of doing so each day until Christmas builds up to the big event in a magical way. However, so many advent calendars now feature children's television characters that it can feel like a big advertising ploy. Or you might resent the prevalence of chocolate calendars, with children scoffing cheap sugary rubbish before breakfast! […] more

  • 10 Nov 2014

    New Issue Out This Week!

    Playfulness is our theme this month. Our latest edition has just been published and inside there are plenty of ideas for rich playtimes! We explore how to use play to strengthen relationships and discover how to regain a sense of fun as an adult. As it's our festive edition we also have some fab ideas for festive gifts, some great crafts and an advent calendar that allows you to give back as a family. Other features include the best recipes for vegetarian entertaining, how to build an amazing underground den, commitments to make to yourself to make you a better parent and using flower essences to heal emotional difficulties at home. […] more

  • 10 Nov 2014

    Is “Language” Educational?

    Children who can fluently speak more than one language not only have a greater understanding of different cultures but they also benefit from increased levels of focus and creativity, stronger problem-solving skills and a will be exposed to a wider pool of job opportunities as they reach adulthood. The vast benefits of speaking more than one language are too great to ignore and that’s precisely why the husband and wife team behind Mommies Tongue created a company dedicated to sourcing the best bilingual products on the market. […] more

  • 7 Nov 2014

    WIN BEAUTIFUL STORAGE BASKETS WORTH OVER £100

    We're offering you the chance to win a pair of beautiful storage baskets by cult Danish designer Rice from Fig1.co.uk. These bright and colourful raffia toy baskets are made in a small village in Madagascar under SA8000 fair trade conditions. […] more

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