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September 25, 2015
storytime

10 Tips For Story Tellling

Children love a good story – we all do.  And what fun to have a storytelling session with the kids. Stories can be silly, scary or outrageously funny. All you only need a little imagination. Storytelling encourages children to explore their unique expressiveness and helps them communicate thoughts and feelings. It helps you see into your child’s world. And to think about it, storytelling is a sweet reminder to your children that speaking, listening and communicating are the simplest forms of art in this media-driven world. So what would make storytelling even easier? Here’s our top ten tips Just have […]
September 24, 2015
parties

Planning the perfect party

Children’s birthday parties can leave the most capable parents in a state of nervous exhaustion, right? But kids’ parties don’t have to be a nightmare anymore! By following our expert tips we guarantee a stress-free day for you and a perfect birthday for your child. Want to know how? Simply follow these rules: TINY TOTS PARTIES  Short and sweet is the golden rule for 3-5 year olds. Opt for lunchtime, as children are less tired. It’s best if some parents stay. Structure the party by: Organising games for the first half-hour. Traditional favourites like sleeping lions and musical statues are always popular. Play nursery […]
September 24, 2015
eastereggs

Create your own Easter egg hunt

Easter for many households is a family time with children of all ages getting together  – but how to entertain them with something seasonal and fun?Creating Easter Egg games are the simplest piece of seasonal family fun, and goes down well with children of all ages! We find that Easter-Egg games around the house and garden are a great annual event, sometimes repeated many times in one day by popular demand! Aside from chocolate being a big motivator, it provides lots of fun and laughter for everyone concerned. We thought we’d share a few tips: Equipment: A basket, bucket or ‘party box’ […]
September 24, 2015
halloween

Halloween Party Recipe Ideas

Halloween is probably one of our favourite times of year and a great opportunity to get creative. You really can go to the extreme when planning a Halloween themed party. One of my favourite spooky recipes is Blood Soup! It’s actually just Beetroot Soup and has quite an impact on guests as well as being really healthy! Here’s a rough recipe: 4-6 medium beetroots 1 tin (500g) ripe tomatoes, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped roughly 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 tbsp olive or sunflower oil 500ml good strong stock (beef, vegetable or chicken) Salt + Pepper to […]
September 24, 2015
summer holiday

Top Ten Holiday Treats For Kids

Go on, spoil them!  Pick from our best days out guide. Be prepared! Always visit the web-site first to check on opening times, any height restrictions for rides, special half term events, advance booking discounts and concessionary prices. Generous group discounts often apply if there are lots of you. 1.Disneyland, Paris Top of the kids’ wish list.  Take child-friendly Eurostar from Waterloo and arrive at the Disneyland gates by lunchtime. Pack comfortable shoes, waterproof jackets and get each child to carry a small backpack.  Busy, exciting and exhausting! Allow at least two days. Disneyland, Paris. Tel 08448 008898. Various deals and offers […]