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How to help encourage important conversations amongst young children in the classroom and at home

Twinkl have come together with Charlie Mackesy, author of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse , to help encourage important conversations amongst young children in the classroom and at home Global educational publisher Twinkl and much-loved British artist, illustrator and author, Charlie Mackesy are launching educational resources featuring illustrations and quotes from Charlie’s bestselling book The...

Lizz Banks

Lizz Banks



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Tech - free Christmas: 5 unique outdoor activities to try at home

Christmas is an exciting time of year for all the family, particularly for children. But although getting presents and spending time together as a family can be exciting, many kids are spending more time on electronic devices than ever before.

A YouGov poll conducted in 2020 found that most children have their own smartphone before they turn 10, even though 50% of Brits surveyed...

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Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife’s festive month starts from 6th December 2021 – 1st January 2022

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the idyllic island of Tenerife is the perfect place to escape those winter blues and get away for an island retreat this Christmas. The festive season at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife officially...

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Disney release new "Home Sweet Home Alone" family film

20th Century Studios’ “Home Sweet Home Alone” is an all-new adventure comedy from the beloved holiday film franchise. Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left behind while his family is in Japan for the holidays. So when a married couple attempting to retrieve a priceless heirloom set their sights on the Mercer family’s home, it is up to Max to protect it from...

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Amazon deals of the day

Amazon deals of the day

Here are some of the best Amazon deals of the day for baby and children.

Happy Jump Football Goal Pop Up Football Net Post for Kids Garden Training 1 Pack

This looks great for gardens with limited space as you can easily fold it up when it isn't being used. This is £24.99 today, down from £33.99. You can buy it here

Fire 7 Kids Pro...
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Santa Express Train comes to Meadowhall this Christmas

Following the switch on of its festive lights last week, Meadowhall has now revealed its full schedule of fun in the run up to Christmas, including a brand new Santa Express Train.

The magical train will be making a stop at the centre from 26th November and throughout December, when families can head enjoy a ride on the Santa Express, meeting Santa and his elves for an exciting...

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Buy toys safely this Christmas

OPSS has produced safety guidance on how to buy toys safely this Christmas.

From: Office for Product Safety and Standards

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is partnering with Chartered Trading Standards Institute, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Child Accident Prevention Trust and Netmums to raise awareness of how to buy toys safely.

Know who...
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Millions of people prepping for Christmas in the UK are putting themselves and their property at risk of theft.

Sharing images and videos across social media platforms of gifts and decor could lead to burglary, and with nine million #ChristmasDecor hashtags on Instagram and 586.2 million TikTok views, security retailers has highlighted the potential damages.

From sharing...

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Dreaming of a wild Christmas - festive gifts from The Wildlife Trusts

Dreaming of a Wild Christmas

This festive season The Wildlife Trusts are offering a gorgeous range of gifts and wildlife-themed goodies for those looking to make greener choices this Christmas. A page of inspiring ideas can be found here . Buyers of beaver jumpers, animal themed tee shirts and birdfeeders will support The Wildlife Trusts' work to help nature recover across the UK.


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Disney releases new animated adventure 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'

The first book in Jeff Kinney’s worldwide bestselling series comes to Disney+ in the all-new animated adventure “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” Greg Heffley is a scrawny but ambitious kid with an active imagination and big plans to be rich and famous – he just has to survive middle school first. To make matters worse, Greg’s lovable best friend Rowley seems to coast through life and succeed at...

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Chris and Rosie Ramsey to read a CBeebies Bedtime Story

The parenting duo are teaming up to read a story about friendship and being true to ourselves.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories has always been extremely special to me. As a mother it signals the end of a long, full day with your children, snuggles on the sofa and a bit of breathing time. I’m so happy we’ve been given the opportunity to be on the other side and read to the nation’s children,...
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