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Pancake Day Fun

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  Image: Pinterest  Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, is on 4 March 2014, so it’s not long until the whole family will be happily munching away of endless pancakes, sprinkled with sugar and fresh lemon juice. Not everyone enjoys eating pancakes though, which is why we thought we’d share some fun activities you can play with your children. Pancake Stacking Gather together any cardboard boxes that are ready for the recycling bin and use them to cut out five or ten circles, about the size of a dinner plate. These are your pancakes. Give each pancake a number...

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It’s Never Too Soon to Start Having Fun with Numbers

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  Image Source: Pinterest It’s maths month on CBeebies so we thought it would be a great idea to look into how mums and dads can start showing children how to have fun with numbers. According to research children have an abstract sense of numbers by the age of seven months, before they can talk and walk! Maths is often seen as a dreaded subject by school age children, but you can work to avoid this by introducing your child to the fun side of numeracy, giving them positive experiences that they can carry on into their school years. Do...

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Fun Ways to Warm Up the Kids

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Many home owners in the UK have been contemplating turning on the heating this week. While the temperatures have dropped many people aren't quite ready to turn up the thermostat just yet. If you want to put off using your heating for a while longer here are some fun ideas you can use to keep the children happy and warm. Play Simon Says! Simon Says is a great game that will get the heart pumping and warm everyone up in the home. One person acts as Simon and the other people in the room need to copy what Simon’s actions...

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Survival Tips for Parents Heading on a Camping Trip

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Why Are Nursery Rhymes so Good for Children?

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Ever wondered why nursery rhymes are recommended as learning tools for young children? Well, studies have shown that simple nursery rhymes are useful in helping children develop language skills, learn phonics and they can help children learn how to read and spell. All of this learning is all wrapped up in fun rhyming text that engages children and keep them happy and amused. Sadly many children are missing out on this learning opportunity and fun play time activity as parents are relying more on television rather than reading materials. Many teachers are reporting that the youngsters arrive in class not...

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