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Now that life is finally returning to some semblance of normality following the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have found yourself trying to think of some fun ways to spend the summer with your children.
If you’re stuck for ideas, though, have no fear - we’re here to help.
With the lockdown restrictions gradually easing in recent weeks, it’s easy to think that the coronavirus pandemic is no longer a threat. However, that’s not strictly true.
While the virus may not present the same threat that it once did, staying vigilant and keeping alert to its potential risk remains vital, in order to safeguard the health of your family.
But, if you have a family member’s birthday coming up, you may have recently found yourself asking how exactly you can do that while ensuring they enjoy their birthday celebrations in as ‘normal’ a way as possible.
With more and more shops, schools and other industries starting to reopen, there’s a real sense of normality returning in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
If you’re tired of always picking up after your children, don’t worry - we're here to help.Whether it be the clothes your children seem to somehow leave everywhere or all the dusting, cleaning, food prep, cooking, driving and washing up you do for them on a daily basis, being a parent can - at times - seem fairly non-stop.
So, why not encourage your children to help out where they can?
Art, creativity and messy hands have long been a way to keep children occupied, especially during long holidays - but how does art affect children’s learning?
Kids can be hard enough to keep entertained for hours on end at the best of times - sometimes it seems like school holidays last months, not weeks - but when you’re stuck indoors together, your usual tricks might have run out already. Here are a few more ideas for how to keep them entertained when leaving the house isn’t an option.
Each year the date changes, but the traditions remain the same; we enjoy a meal together, plenty of chocolate and hot cross buns are enjoyed, and maybe a few gifts. But where did our Easter traditions originate?
This year we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 22nd March in the UK. Will the kids be bringing you a tray of breakfast in bed, or giving you the day off? Here’s a round-up of how the rest of the world will be celebrating - why not make this year a little different?
We can’t believe how quickly it’s rolled round again - World Book Day is just around the corner on 5th March, so we’ve put together a few ideas for how to celebrate World Book Day 2020.
Unstructured play is an important part of balanced learning and early childhood development.
With a new year brings new ideas for fundraising - and what better way than with these fun ways to raise money for charity with your school.
Storytelling is a wonderful way to aid the development of language, memory, learning and empathy for children. Stories can be told anytime, anywhere - and about anything! Here we share a few reasons why everyone should celebrate National Storytelling Week in February.
Time seems to be running away from us this month - we’re already half-way through and Christmas is fast approaching! With so many things to do - aside from all the Christmas shopping - here are a few tips for making the lead up to Christmas that little bit more organised.
Juggling work with parenthood is always tricky - especially when it comes to demanding deadlines and unexpected illnesses. But what about going back to education?
It’s easy to focus on all the little things that go wrong in the day - the school run never quite goes to plan, they’ve misplaced something again, you’re always running a bit late, your words have fallen on deaf ears one too many times…
Hallowe’en is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to organise a children’s costume to impress! Here are a few ideas that will make this year’s scary season simple.
If it’s their first year at school, or you’re just getting back into the school routine, it can feel like a shock having to get everyone up and out the door on time. Here are our tips on how to make the morning routine easier for everyone.
When the homework books have closed and the bedtime routine has begun, it’s easy to separate life and learning. But we can all encourage it in our everyday routines, from when we’re getting ready in the mornings to chatting together before bed. Here are our tips on how to encourage learning in small ways throughout the day.
It’s all part of learning and development, but arts and crafts can sometimes be just as tricky as learning times tables. Here are a few tips for bringing out the artist in your child.
The long summer holidays are starting any day now, but that doesn’t mean that work has ended for all of us.
Mother’s Day is a great excuse to leave the washing up for someone else, and enjoy some extra ‘me time’.
Here are a few tricks that we’ll have up our sleeve this February holiday
Whether you work from home every day, or have to spend the odd day using the sofa as your makeshift office, it can be difficult to get into the swing of things - throw a small human into the mix and it can test even the most resilient worker! Here are our tips for working from home in the company of children.
Here are a few of our favourite crafty ideas for Valentine’s Day this year.
World Book Day is always eagerly awaited in the IQ Cards HQ - and this year it falls on 1st March 2018. If it slipped off your radar, as these things tend to do, here’s our guide to putting together an amazing outfit at the last minute.