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  • 18 Apr 2014

    World Book Night

    Love books and want to share your passion for them? World Book Night, falling annually on 23rd April, is for you. But it’s not just book lovers that the Reading Agency, who organise World Book Night, hope to reach – it’s all those who, for whatever reason, rarely or never pick up a book. The Reading Agency believe that “everything changes when we read”, and they want everybody to have an equal chance to become a reader. On World Book Night, thousands of passionate book-loving volunteers give hundreds of thousands of books away in their communities. […] more

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Five Fun and Easy Easter Crafts

    Easter always makes me think of crepe paper daffodils decorating the Easter bonnet I entered in to our school’s annual bonnet competition. How proud I was of those little yellow flowers! With nature bursting into life all around us at this time of year, there’s plenty to inspire craft activities and lots of materials to be gathered. Spring is naturally a time of creation too, when the Earth’s fertility translates as a general quest to make and create at home. Here are some fun Easter crafts to get stuck in to during the holidays, sure to keep you and your kids happily ensconced with paper, scissors and glue for hours… […] more

  • 1 Apr 2014

    Pillow fighting to reclaim public spaces!

    Looking for something free and fun to do in the city with kids? As crazy as it sounds, 5th April is International Pillow Fight Day, a global celebration of fun! People around the world gather together in cities to participate in this completely non-commercial public event. International Pillow Fight Day is the brainchild of the Urban Playground Movement, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to reclaim public spaces and make them fun and free for all. […] more

  • 20 Mar 2014

    International Children’s Book Day

    International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated annually, on or around 2nd April, since 1967. 2nd April was chosen because it is Hans Christian Anderson’s birthday, one of the best loved children’s authors whose books are still popular today. International Children’s Book Day was founded by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organisation which represents an international network of people from all over the world who are committed to bringing books and children together. […] more

  • 16 Mar 2014

    Get skipping!

    Most of us remember playing with skipping ropes at school and the chants that went with them, getting faster and more complicated as the games progressed. 28th March is the 12th annual National Skipping Day. An actual day to celebrate skipping, you ask? Well, yes, apparently it is a great form of cardiovascular exercise and a fun and energising way to get fit. National Skipping Day isn’t affiliated to any charity, it’s purely about the fun of it! […] more

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