If your children are big fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Legend of Korra then you are in for a treat. This month the brand new Nickelodeon store, opens at The Emporium, Number 1 Leicester Square. And you will be entertained by Twizzle balloon and make up artists. So you can take your kids along to buy a range of SpongeBob Squarepants arts and crafts products, or teenage mutant ninja turtles toys – all within pocket money prices! Cowabunga – let’s turtlise ’em! And if you want a Ninja Turtle or SpongeBob at […]
How to get children to enjoy car trips Car journeys with children can be really stressful. All that whining, fighting and arguing can make even the shortest trip seem like hard work – never mind those long trips to visit relatives over Christmas. But take heart – it really doesn’t have to be like that! By following a few simple strategies your children can actually enjoy those car journeys – and so can you. Golden rules of in-car kids entertainment Children often behave badly when they are bored, tired and hungry. Anticipate these basic needs, and you’re half way […]
It’s over 350 years since the classic children’s entertainer Mr Punch was first seen in England by Samuel Pepys. If you come to Covent Garden, London on Sunday you adn the kids can join Punch and Judy Professors from all over the country and abroad to celebrate. That’s the Way to Do It!!! The annual May Fayre will be held in the garden of St Paul’s Church, Bedford Street WC2E 9ED 10.30am-5.30pm, Admission Free.
Do your children get bored easily? Are they not performing too well in school? Do you often find yourself wondering what you can do to keep them occupied and creative? Worry no more! As always, we found a solution. Encouraging your child’s creativity could be quite a task. But with Shirley Brice Heath’s ideas, not anymore. This Stanford University professor recommends families can create a harmonious balance in their children’s lives when they make provisions for the arts. Check out the ideas she recommends you to incorporate into your home life: 1) When you read to your children, be dramatic. […]
How to get your children to love school They are supposed to be the best days of your child’s life – but how do you cope if your child doesn’t want to go to school – or even hates school? Many children will be starting school of the first time next week. Most children of four and five find the transition to full-time school quite demanding. And there are few things more distressing for a parent than dragging a crying child into the classroom each day. Or coping with a mysterious ‘tummy ache’ that only ever seems to happen on […]
It’s world literacy day so here’s our top tips on helping your child to love reading. Getting the most out of story-time for children. Snuggling up with a good storybook is the perfect end to a child’s busy day. And it’s also a great way to help your child develop a life-long love of books and reading – one of the most precious gifts you can give. Every evening before bedtime allow 10-20 minutes for a cosy reading session. As you read aloud, run your finger along the text so your child can follow the words. Let your child take […]