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Our guide on how to limit your child's screen time

Our guide on how to limit your child's screen time

Many parents use electronics to keep their children quiet when they need to get something done, but it’s important to recognise that too much screen time can have a negative effect. With many kids having access to devices like TV’s, tablets, and smartphones around the clock, it can be a good idea to set limits. In this modern world filled with screens, this isn’t always easy. Here’s our guide on how to limit your child’s screen time. The case for limiting children’s screen time Electronic devices are becoming part of children’s lives earlier than ever, but it's important to observe...

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Our favourite childhood movie characters

Our favourite childhood movie characters

Do you have happy childhood memories of snuggling up on the couch and watching fantastic movies such as Home Alone, Toy Story, and Hook? Then you’re not alone! The ‘90s and early ‘00s gave us some truly iconic films that will stay in our minds and hearts forever. A great movie is where everything about it is memorable – plotline, scenes, dialogue, and characters. Especially its characters. Great characters can transform a movie, driving the story forward and leaving us feeling a myriad of emotions. Check out our favourite childhood movie characters here… Harry Potter - Harry Potter and the...

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Winter activities for the whole family

Winter activities for the whole family

As the temperatures start to drop and daylight is in short supply, finding activities that the whole family will enjoy can be tough. Whilst winter may mean planning more indoor activities than usual, there will certainly be times when you can venture outside and have lots of fun together in the great outdoors. For inspiration, check out our pick of the best winter activities to help you tackle the seasonal blues and make fantastic memories as a family. Hit the Slopes If cabin fever is setting in and you’re desperate to escape the house, why not head to the slopes?...

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Our secret Santa gift guide

Our secret Santa gift guide

Christmas will soon be upon us and that means it’s nearly time for you to tear your hair out choosing a secret Santa gift for a colleague or loved one! Secret Santa is an age-old tradition that’s still going strong in the UK. In a recent poll of 2,000 Brits, two-thirds confessed to taking part, and what’s more is that nearly half admitted to really enjoying it. Despite this, most people agree that buying Secret Santa gifts can be something of a minefield. Here are our Secret Santa Gift Ideas to help you find the perfect present. Tips for choosing a...

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Our top 10 Christmas toys for girls

Our top 10 Christmas toys for girls

Your little girl is growing up fast, which means you need to think carefully about what to get her from Santa Claus this Christmas. Fortunately, there’s plenty of choice on the marketplace right now, with many great toys and games from industry-leading brands. Whether the little lady in your life is a DreamWorks Trolls fan; they can’t get enough of L.O.L Dolls; or she’s in love with everything Sindy, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Here are our top 10 Christmas Toys For Girls! DreamWorks Trolls nail polish set Show us a little girl who doesn’t adore DreamWorks Trolls!...

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