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Skiing with children

Planning your first family skiing holiday? It will still be skiing, but just not as you knew it when you went with your mates. Skiing as a family is not simply a question of cutting back on the apres ski. Taking children to the slopes involves a lot of clobber (we’re talking skis, poles, helmets, gloves… and that’s before we’ve even started on clothes, sunblock and sunglasses). And yes, the children need all those things, …

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Laundry: How to get the kids involved!

When you’ve got a few children around the house (and maybe a big kid to look after too!) laundry can become a major chore. No one wants to spend all day sorting the coloured sheets from whites and checking pockets, but sometimes it can feel like it’s eating up all your spare time. The trick is to get more hands on deck to help out – and if that means getting your kids involved, then …

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The best Christmas tree decorations for children

Children around the world are pining to deck the halls and decorate trees. From homemade decorations to personalised keepsakes, here are the best Christmas decorations for kids. Decorating the Christmas tree with your children is one of the festive season’s most enjoyable rituals. Why not make it extra special this year with some baubles your little ones will love. Here, we bring you the most child-friendly tree decorations, from the quirky to the crafty to …

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Messy adventure holidays for the whole family

Are you currently planning the next holiday for your family, trying to figure out where to head with the kids to keep everyone happy? If your children enjoy all kinds of outdoors messy play ideas, you should definitely take the hint and take the entire family on a messy adventure holiday. You need a break that provides plenty of time for outdoors activities, but also a nice and cosy space to return to after a …

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Let’s go to Winter Wonderland !

Christmas is on the horizon and from mid-November to early January a part of Hyde Park close to Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter Wonderland for all the young visitors across London. Meet Santa and his helpers at their grotto at the bandstand in London Hyde Park and discover beautiful Christmas presents you’d like to receive and get completely into the swing for the greatest festivity in the world Christmas. At Hyde Park …

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Housework Made Easy

Whether you’re a parent or a nanny, household chores often get in the way of having fun with your family. If you’ve just come home from work or running errands, the last thing you want to do is housework – especially when you could be spending those precious hours bonding with your children or playing games with them. Thankfully, there are many online resources that provide easy housekeeping tips, so you can worry less about …

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Fun Activities For Kids To Do In The Garden

With summer just around the corner, it’s a great time for kids to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air! While many of us are naturally concerned that our children may choose to spend their time indoors on computers, most kids love to be active, use their imagination, and enjoy getting out into the garden or park to play. There are plenty of resources online to help us find things for our children to do, …

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Sleep Disorders in Children

Is your child having trouble sleeping? We all know that restful sleep is necessary to heal and repair the body. But recent health reports suggest that many children in the U.S. are chronically sleep deprived. For instance, in a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, researchers found that more than two out of every three children ages 10 and under have experienced some type of sleep problem. There’s a price to pay for sleep problems in …

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Supporting your child at school

Children can achieve well at school when their family and friends take an interest in their school and schoolwork. Getting involved in your child’s education, even in the simplest way, shows that you care about their school life. Often, the more supported a child feels at home, the more effectively she or he will learn at school. Whatever your lifestyle, or family situation, it is never too soon (or too late) to start helping a …

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Ideas of fun indoor games

Another rainy day, the kids are getting restless, and you’re fresh out of ideas for things to do? You’ve come to the right place. Here are  fun and simple solutions for that cabin fever: Puzzles Exercise those creative, cognitive and problem-solving muscles with a good puzzle. You can use a store-bought variety or have the kids make their own. Have your children draw a picture on a sturdy piece of cardboard or Bristol board. Then …

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