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  • 22 Jan 2014

    A First Book of Nature

    Enabling a special relationship with nature from a young age is one of the very best gifts we can bestow on our children, and on the planet. Children who love the natural world grow into adults determined to preserve it. The next generation face some serious challenges in caring for our planet, and there’s no better way to tackle a problem than to gather as much knowledge as possible. Getting outside as often as possible, recording the seasons, exploring different landscapes and creating a nature table are all ways to help our children engage with the world around them. […] more

  • 15 Jan 2014

    Eat Smile Live

    Rochelle Hubbard talks about her inspiring journey to becoming a health coach. "Like many people I had spent most of my life focused on food and its impact on my weight. I had always been led to believe that the 'perfect body' could be obtained by low fat, low calorie eating and a lot of hard work at the gym; and this is the body I strove for. I would like to say it was for myself, but in reality it was to please the idealistic views of society, which in turn would (so I thought) bring with it a sense of self-worth within me." […] more

  • 9 Jan 2014

    Winnie the Pooh Day

    18th January sees the celebration of one of children’s literature’s most beloved characters, Winnie the Pooh. Created by A.A. Milne, this fictional bear has been delighting audiences since 1925. Milne based the character on a toy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin, and the adventures of the bumbling, loveable bear and his friends have been translated into many different languages. In 1966 Winnie was ‘Disneyfied’ for the big screen, and further characters were introduced. But the original pencil sketches by E.H. Shephard remain the favourites in many people’s minds with their beautiful simplicity. […] more

  • 14 Dec 2013

    9 Crazy Christmas Party Games

    What better way to get motivated after a big Christmas lunch and help the little ones burn up some of their exuberant energy than with a few Christmas party games? We have selected and made up nine fun and sometimes energetic party games to ensure laughter will be ringing out well into the evening. Have fun! […] more

  • 10 Dec 2013

    Christmas Crafts: Tiny Christmas Trees

    Each week, in the build up to Christmas, I’ll be sharing with you some of the crafts I have enjoyed with my little ones and how to recreate them at home. This week is we’ve been making little Christmas trees. These are easy to do for all ages, great sensory play for younger children with focus on detailing for the older ones. […] more

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