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Junk Modelling
Free Activities For Kids

Junk modelling: How did that get in the bin (ahem)?

I was warned by the class teacher about the dinosaur. Reception had been junk modelling and my son’s was HUGE and orange.…parents laughed at me trying to carry it through the playground. I struggled with the dinosaur, PE kits and lunch bags and after school snacks (it was a day we stayed for extra sports). […]


by Beckie • November 6, 2012
Potty Training

Staying in Bed: How do you get yours to do it?

Stuntboy has been a bit of a night owl over the last few weeks. And its amazing when you get out of the habit of waking in the night, how terrible it makes you feel when you have to do it all over again… He potty trained himself at three pretty much. He then refused […]


by Helen • November 2, 2012
Free Activities For Kids

Mummy’s doing homemade Christmas decorations – really?

I don’t do craft – it’s not me. I always end up finding glitter in my hair, or stick my hands together. I would make a rubbish Christmas elf. Because its Christmas; I cannot escape. My daughter makes me do it you know. But I actually end up liking it. So perhaps, I am not […]


by Helen • October 31, 2012
Tidying up; from this....
Behaviour training tips for parents

Tidying up: How do you get yours to do it?

I just asked my ten year old what he thought I should write about today and he came up with two ideas and we decided on this one, a battle I face constantly, tidying up and the untidy kids bedroom. Now I do know I am not the tidiest person in the world, but I […]


by Beckie • October 30, 2012
Great giveaways for kids & parents

Giveaway: Family ticket to Blackpool Tower worth £35

I am a Northern lass. I grew up within a pretty short car journey from Blackpool, and some of my most fond memories are of visiting Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach…so for all you lovely readers, we have a great giveaway on the blog today; A free family ticket for Blackpool Tower. a Rafflecopter […]


by Helen • October 29, 2012
Children Biting: How do I cope?
Behaviour training tips for parents

Children biting: How do I deal with it?

You’re sitting in the soft play with some other mums and you hear a child start to cry, you look over and your child gives you ‘that look’, the one you know when they’ve done something wrong. But more that that, you know they’ve bitten another child and very soon that other child’s mum will […]


by Maria Albertsen • October 25, 2012
Outdoor play: Family walks
Free Activities For Kids

Move away from that screen! Tips for encouraging outdoor play

Saturday mornings have got slight more complicated in the last few weeks as the youngest has started playing football. And he loves it …they are all at that age where the ball goes one way and they all run after it, it gets kicked back the way it came and they all turn around and […]


by Beckie • October 23, 2012
Potty training tips: try to be relaxed about it...
Potty Training

Potty training tips: It is NOT a competition

I went around to a good friend’s for tea. Her little boy did very well with the old potty training; did it himself virtually. We ended up chatting about potty training tips, and she refereed to a recent article on Babycentre US about five things that doctors would want you to do for your preschoolers. The first […]


by Helen • October 22, 2012
Childcare arrangements: does your child cry when you leave them
Free printable activities & reward charts

Childcare: Does your toddler cry when you leave?

Do you leave your toddler with someone else while you just have five minutes to yourself? Does your child cry when you leave them? Are you a working mum? It’s happened to me and its heart-breaking. They reach out to you with their arms as you are leaving, that look in their eyes as if […]


by Helen • October 19, 2012