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Chow Mein Recipe
Kids cooking recipes

Chow Mein

We do love a good chow meain so today we are sharing a delicious chow mein recipe with you. Noodles, as almost all other things, have their symbolism… Did you know noodles represent long life and it is thought unlucky to cut them. Kids are in luck as slurping them noisily, is considered polite! This […]


by Helen • November 20, 2017
Yummy Kiwi Muffins Recipe
Kids cooking recipes

Kiwi Muffins

Today we have a delicious recipe that your little ones can make. Kiwi muffins are healthy, delicious and nutritious desert for the whole family. And they are quickly done! Fresh kiwi is a great instant snack too! Put one half of kiwi in an egg cup and eat it with a teaspoon like a hard-boiled […]


by Helen • November 17, 2017
5 tips to encourage early reading
Behaviour training tips for parents Free printable activities & reward charts Parenting Tips

5 tips to encourage early reading

Beanstalk, the children’s literacy charity, in partnership with LuCiD and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, has devised Story Starters, a new programme that enables pre-school children to become ready to read. Each child will receive a 20 minute, one to one session with a reading helper twice a week as well as a free book for […]


by Sarah Pickstone • November 8, 2017
Ninja cat free printables for kids.
Free printable activities & reward charts

Ninja cat printables

We have a wonderful set of Ninja cat printables to share with you today an oh my are they fun!   A recent study showed that mums and dads in UK spend nearly four times the amount of time engaging in screen time each day than they are reading with their children. To help change […]


by Helen • October 31, 2017
Separation Anxiety
Parenting Tips

Separation Anxiety: 5 reasons why you need to recognise it in your child

We have a guest post todayon Separation Anxiety, which is a very real problem for both parents and children alike. Stacey Turner is the author of a series of books designed to help with a number of childhood first such as going to nursery; My Tiny Book (available from Amazon) Separation anxiety is the anxiety […]


by Stacey Turner • October 18, 2017
Win a bundle of awesome Lonely Planet Kids Books
Great giveaways for kids & parents

Win a bundle of awesome Lonely Planet Kids Books

Come explore! Let’s start an adventure with Lonely Planet Kids, with books that excite and educate children about the amazing world around them. We’ve got a bundle of all these books to give away to our wonderful readers courtesy of this wonderful kids’ book company. Why wouldn’t you enter today? Out this autumn, Lonely Planet […]


by Helen • October 12, 2017
Meditation for kids
Behaviour training tips for parents

Why meditation for kids can help them learn

Concentration is a key skill kids need for school, as well as for most of the other things they do, from sports to hobbies. It means being able to focus on the task at hand without becoming distracted by what is going on around them or by the welter of ideas, memories, daydreams and expectations […]


by Helen • September 25, 2017
Reading Eggs is a great way for the kids to learn to read - and we've got a free trial for FIVE weeks for you - pop along an find out more!
Parenting Tips

5 ways tech can help reluctant readers: FREE 5 week Reading Eggs trial!

This is a sponsored article (with Reading Eggs – including a FREE 5 week trial for YOU in September), but all advice is heart-felt as I have a reluctant reader (my son), and I know that all of these things have worked for me. We still struggle to get him to read sometimes, but it […]


by Helen • September 7, 2017
Reading is one of life's amazing pleasures. We've got 15+ back to school books for your kids to explore to make them smile as much as this gorgeous lady!
School

15+ books about starting school and why regular reading helps them settle in

We have a guest post today; BookTrust CEO Diana Gerald explains why regular reading and sharing stories help children prepare for school life and ease them in, especially in the early years. We’ve also got 15+ great books about starting school too, to help them even more! By now, the holidays will seem an all […]


by Helen • September 6, 2017
Do you want to win £50 of books from Scholastic - AND resources for your school? Enter now then!
Great giveaways for kids & parents

Win £50 of Scholastic Books AND a Scholastic Resource Bank for YOUR school (3 available)

Kiddy Charts and Scholastic are delighted to be working together again on another great competition giving you the chance to win a selection of books (£50 worth) from Scholastic’s new Autumn Book Club which launches this September. In addition to this, you will be able to choose a school to win a full year’s subscription […]


by Helen • September 5, 2017