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  • 12 Jan 2015

    Get involved this National Story-telling Week

    Thought storytelling was just for kids? Think again. National Storytelling Week, taking place from 31st Jan-7th February is a celebration of all that is wonderful about this ancient art. Founded and organised by the Society for Storytelling, this annual event is now in its 15th year with an estimated audience of 17,000 people. National Storytelling Week is a chance for communities to come together to enjoy this communicative art in schools, libraries, community centres, cafes, museums and homes. It celebrates the imagination and cultures all over the world, bringing people together through sharing tantalising tales and stimulating stories. […] more

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30 Oct 2014

    Embrace autumn with a bike ride

    With the clocks going back and a fresh chill in the air, autumn is well and truly on its way. So why not embrace it by digging out your woolly jumper and taking your family on some outdoor adventures on the National Cycle Network? The National Cycle Network is a series of traffic-free and quiet on road cycle route which stretches across the country. The National Cycle Network was developed by the charity Sustrans along with other partners, and in 2013 it was used by a staggering 4.8 million people. […] more

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