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10 Christmas Crafts Your Children Will Love

Christmas is a magical festivity that all kids look forward to. Why not make the build up to the coveted 25th December just as exciting?

With plenty of creative activities to choose from, we have picked our favourite Christmas crafts for you and your children to truly enjoy. Full of handy tips and step-to-step guides, this article will help you travel with your imagination as you wait for...

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Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Nearly three quarters of eligible mainstream secondary schools across England to host a summer school

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

An overwhelming majority of eligible secondary schools in England have signed up to host a summer school over the holidays, offering a mixture of academic and extra-curricular activities to boost catch up for...

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Faster, higher, stronger: have some Olympic-themed fun to keep your children on track with learning

After a year that’s taken its toll on parents’ and children’s physical and mental health, we’re all longing for a bit of rest and relaxation. But the six-week school break can leave children’s learning brains a little too relaxed. So with the Tokyo Olympics in full flow, keep the kids’ brains sharp with these Games-themed activities from former primary school teacher Abby Milnes of education...

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Go batty at The Donkey Sanctuary this summer 

The Donkey Sanctuary Sidmouth will host East Devon’s new travelling creative space – the Creative Cabin on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 August, offering visitors free hands-on activities and the chance to learn all about one of the UK's rarest bats - the grey long-eared-bat.

Activities at the 'Completely Batty' event include making flying bat models and bat masks, as well as putting...

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Ice cream shop tuff tray activity

On sunny days my children love pretending to set up their own play shop, and ice creams are normally the first thing they think of to sell! So, this week we decided to set up our own ice cream shop in the tuff tray, where they could make their own ice creams, which they actually got to eat too!

Now using proper ice cream would have been the obvious thing to use here, but I wanted a...

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How grandparents can help their grandchildren learn to speak

Almost two thirds of all grandparents regularly look after their grandchildren. The rise in single working parents, both parents in the family having to work, and the cost of childcare has led to an increase in the number of children being cared for by their grandparents — a figure which now stands at a staggering 82%*. Looking after young children for such an extensive amount of time during...

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COVID’s Lost Generation: 317,000 Children Face Physical and Mental Health Challenges as a Result of Cuts to Grassroots Clubs

New analysis into the impact of COVID-19 on young people has found that 317,000 children in the South West are not currently getting their recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day. This amounts to an incredible 45 percent of all children in the region.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on this number, with fewer children meeting their recommended 60 minutes of daily...

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Beach themed Tuff Tray activity for kids

To celebrate World Ocean Day 2021, we wanted to make our own beach themed Tuff Tray. This activity took a bit of time to prepare, but my children had so much fun playing with it, that it was definitely worth it!

This activity enabled me to talk to my children about the Ocean and they had so much fun letting their imaginations run wild.

What you need to set up the activity...

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Edible construction play activity for children

We have been itching to get back outside in the sand pit to play with our diggers, but this rainy May weather has made that rather tricky! So, here at The Parenting Daily HQ we have had to be a bit more creative!

We do enjoy messy play in our house, but even I draw the line at bringing sand inside! So, I had a good rummage through our cupboards and came across a packet of Rice...

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Letter finding activity for kids

I love having a few worksheet type activities pre prepared for rainy days, or if I need a quick go-to activity. This letter finding activity is one of those kinds of activity and my children always really enjoy it. For my 6 year old it is an activity he is really confident with and it gives him a quick feeling of being able to achieve something. My 4 year old is learning all about her letters...

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