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10 Travelling with Children Tips for the Summer Holidays

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

  The summer holidays are only a few weeks away. Many families will be planning day trips, short breaks and holidays with the children, so plenty of time will be spent in the car. Kids can find travelling extremely tedious, often resulting in tantrums and stressed out families.  Here are 10 boredom-busting tips that will help keep tension at bay. You’ll want to pack as light (is that even possible with children?), but you and the children will be happier if you pack a small bag of activities and toys. Don’t use the bag straight away; pull it out when...

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Father’s Day Ideas for Toddlers and Dad

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

You don’t need to spend a fortune on spoiling dad; your toddlers have all the skills they need to make the day extra special. We have lots of ideas to hopefully inspire you. Make the card – handmade cards are always treasures. Finger paints, photographs, footprints, crayon drawings, they’re all special and worth keeping. Give dad an extra-long lie in – it’s free and we all know how good a lie-in can be. Take the kids out early and return with brunch (or lunch!). Make dad a king for the day. Get the kids to paint a paper crown (dad...

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Is Your Child Ready for Potty Training?

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Potty training is often a lot more daunting for parents than it is for children, but both can feel the pressure. One of the problems is recognising when the child is ready, but there is plenty of help available and it’s always worth having a chat with your health visitor, friends and your own family too.  While everyone will have advice it’s worth remembering that everyone is different, just thank everyone and you decide your own path to take on your journey. Your Child Will Guide You Look out for signs that indicate that your child might be ready for...

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5 Outdoor Play Ideas for the Summer

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

It’s so good to welcome the warmer days and lighter evenings. The children are able to get outside a lot more and benefit from the fresh air. Being cooped up all winter is never as fun as having the freedom to get outside and expand the play space. Summer isn’t far away and hopefully we’ll enjoy some dry spells and warm temperatures. So we have a few outdoor play ideas that will benefit everyone. Construction zone. Kids love to play with sand and water and a sand pit is always an excellent and affordable addition to the garden, regardless of...

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10 Tips to Keep Your Toddlers Entertained When Travelling

Posted by Lynette Hammond on

The half term is around the corner and many parents will be packing up the car and heading off for their holidays or fun days out. Travelling with a toddler can be difficult, even the easiest of going children can get bored or fed up, especially on flights or extra-long car journeys. To help, we’re sharing 10 tips that will help you to make travelling easier for everyone involved. Aim to have a great night’s sleep before you set off on your travels. Don’t pack sweets or sugary treats for the journey as they will result in a sugar rush,...

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