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The importance of science & educational toys

The importance of science & educational toys

There are plenty of science and educational toys available these days, marketed to all ages and to both girls and boys. You might be wondering whether they’re worth the hype, but these toys are not only fun, they also help to build some of the crucial skills that will help your children as they grow up. The “What If” Process Science is a process and educational toys help kids explore the “what ifs” that they’ll encounter not only in childhood while they’re learning but as they go through life too. Getting them asking those questions and following those processes through...

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Winter activity checklist for children

Winter activity checklist for children

Winter can be a long, long time for kids. Quite often, many of the activities they usually enjoy are off-limits during winter. Or, at least, the activities change somewhat. It’s difficult to run around on a soggy football pitch, for example, but there are plenty of things to do when the weather’s a little colder and the nights are darker.We’ve assembled 25 of the best ideas to inspire you. Some are dependent on a sprinkling of the white stuff, but others are available for everyone! Build a snowman – Everyone likes building a snowman, and it can be a real...

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Finding ways to bring the family together this Christmas

Finding ways to bring the family together this Christmas

The Christmas period can be so hectic that it’s easy to get to January and realise you’ve been rushing around so much that you didn’t spend any quality time together as a family. It’s true that there’s a lot to do over Christmas and New Year, to the point where you might be focused solely on getting through the ordeal. However, the season is also a golden opportunity to spend some time as a family and do some things together that you wouldn’t normally do. Set aside some time over Christmas and give these ideas a go. Make Things Together...

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How to plan the perfect New Year's Eve party

How to plan the perfect New Year's Eve party

Planning a New Year’s Eve celebration when you’ve got children is hugely different to the type of parties you’d throw or attend if the kids weren’t around. That’s not to say that NYE can’t still be enjoyable – it just means that you have to factor in keeping the little people happy, planning activities that will keep them engaged and benefit the whole party. Sound like a mammoth task? We’ve got some tips: Dress Up or Dress Down If you’re planning a party at home, it’s up to you to decide whether it’s going to be a fashionable gathering or...

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How to make the most of the colder nights

How to make the most of the colder nights

Cold nights mean a few things for parents. Children probably won’t be able to play outside as it’ll be dark and miserable out there. Not being able to go out will mean that they’re likely grouchy and frustrated at being trapped inside the house and long for some fresh air and outdoor fun. They might try and burrow away playing with their favourite kids toys and remain being stuck inside all the time, but sometimes you've got to give them an nudge for some family time.  So, when you’re looking at those cold nights stretching ahead of you, what can you...

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