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Why it’s important to focus on the positives
12th Nov 2019

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… But at the end of the day it can leave you both feeling drained and negative. This way of thinking isn’t always the smoothest path to success - here are a few ways positive thinking can make kids progress faster than nagging will.

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Easy Children's Halloween Costume Ideas
21st Oct 2019

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. 

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Paying kids to help around the house
9th Oct 2019
As children grow up they learn new jobs around the house, taking on their own new responsibilities - however it doesn’t always go to plan!
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Speed up the morning routine
18th Sep 2019

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.

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How to encourage learning in everyday life
11th Sep 2019

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.

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How to bring out the creative side in your child
5th Aug 2019

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.

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Save money this summer
31st Jul 2019
Over the long summer holidays, the pennies can quickly add up when you’re occupying energetic children every day. Here are our tips on how to keep costs down, and keep the budget stretched until September.
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Entertaining kids without screens
10th Jul 2019

The long summer holidays are starting any day now, but that doesn’t mean that work has ended for all of us. 

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Learning to swim
18th Jun 2019
Summer holidays are approaching, and if you’re worried that your children’s swimming skills aren’t as strong as they should be - or they haven’t begun swimming lessons yet - here are a few tips on building their confidence.
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How to teach kids about the value of money
23rd May 2019
It’s not a subject normally taught in schools - we learn our times tables and set up imaginary shops to play shopkeeper in, but the value of saving is just as important. Here are our tips on how to begin teaching children the value of money.
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Celebrate Mother’s Day - Sunday 31st March
28th Feb 2019

Mother’s Day is a great excuse to leave the washing up for someone else, and enjoy some extra ‘me time’.

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Things to do in February Half Term
12th Feb 2019

Here are a few tricks that we’ll have up our sleeve this February holiday

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these creative ideas
24th Jan 2019

Here are a few of our favourite crafty ideas for Valentine’s Day this year.