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Top Ten Children’s Books for Encouraging Empathy

HALF OF PARENTS SAY READING A BOOK IS BEST FOR EMPATHY– NEW POLL FOR CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY Roald Dahl’s BFG and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird top list of books parents said best helped children develop empathy “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin ...

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Carddies Card People Review

Carddies are little cardboard people with scenes that you colour and keep. They quickly become a little girl’s best friend as you can take them wherever you go. Poppy adores her Carddies while Percy has already pinched a few naming them little sister, big brother and Ben and Holly. RRP £8.99 You can find them here: CARDDIES FAMILY 1 – ...

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Half of British Parents Dread Taking Their Children to Their Grandparents’ Homes

A new study from the UK’s leading money-saving brand has revealed the top locations that British parents dread taking their children, with events such as weddings, christenings and even grandparents homes topping the list. According to the poll, 61% of parents admit that their children’s mood sometimes plays a deciding factor in whether or not they will go out. According ...

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Average UK Parent Saves £3,000 Annually After Their Child Starts School

New research by a money saving website in the UK has discovered that the majority of parents feel that they are able to save significantly more money once their child has reached the age of 5, with over half of these able to use their savings to pay for family holidays abroad. According to the results of a new study ...

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Ready, Set, Not So Summer! How to Entertain Children in the Rain

This is a guest post from the wonderful guys over at ABCZone. They have lots of educational toys along with arts and crafts at the lowest prices. They also know a thing or two about what kids enjoy too… Every year we look forward to a bright light summer where the children spend hours in a paddling pool and we ...

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Top Tips for Encouraging Children to Try New Foods

When a child clamps their mouth shut and refuses to eat anything but their favourite spaghetti or pushes their plate away, determined not to eat the “yucky” food offered parents everywhere despair. While the firm “you’ll eat what you are given” ideal works brilliantly with some other children are less comfortable trying new foods. These tried and tested methods will ...

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Free Snow Games to Play with the Children

Afew years ago we lived very rurally, over 6 miles away from the nearest shop. When winter came in 2010 we found we were snowed in for weeks, even supermarkets wouldn’t deliver as the vans wouldn’t get through. The first day was wonderful, the schools were closed and we spent time outside doing the usual, building a snowman and having ...

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