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5 books about starting school to help your children

Every September thousands of youngsters take the first tentative steps on an education journey that will shape their future. Starting or changing schools can be one of the biggest transitions in a child’s life and the first day of school can be intimidating. Many of them feel overwhelmed and anxious and it is perfectly normal. Here are 5 books that you can read with your children to help them to understand everything about starting school …

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Cook a french speciality with your kids

French food is known globally for its finesse and flavour. There are many regions with their own specialty foods, and the origin of produce is of critical importance. From the simplest crusty baguette, eaten with ripe Brie, to a beautiful Lobster bisque or hearty Boeuf Bourguignon, France is a haven for food lovers. Here is the recipe of one of the French specialities called Soufflé au Chocolat. If your children are food lover, this is …

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Six-year-olds understand digital technology better than adults – The guardian

They may not know who Steve Jobs was or even how to tie their own shoelaces, but the average six-year-old child understands more about digital technology than a 45-year-old adult, according to an authoritative new report published on Thursday. The advent of broadband in the year 2000 has created a generation of digital natives, the communication watchdog Ofcom says in its annual study of British consumers. Born in the new millennium, these children have never known the …

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Fun gardening ideas for kids

Want to get your kids outside to enjoy all that nature has to offer? Check out fun gardening ideas for kids that will have them growing their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Because they’re curious, like to learn by doing, and love to play in the dirt, your children will be pleased to take care of the garden. It is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature. 1. …

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10 Tips for travelling with kids

Organising a great family vacation requires a lot of planning, patience and effort. It is essential to know how to entertain kids on the road if you don’t want to be bothered every second. You should stay more focused on what’s important — and less on what’s not. Here are tips for having a great time while traveling with children. 1. Leave as early as possible:  if you’re going on a long driving trip, it’s always better …

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Kids week is back from 1-31 August

Kids go free to over 30 shows Celebrating its 17th year, Kids Week is back and planning an action-packed month of theatrical fun from 1-31 August. During Kids Week, a child aged 16 or under can experience the magic of London theatre and see a fantastic selection of shows for free. How does it work? Children aged 5 to 16 years can see an awesome selection of dazzling West End hits gratis – as long as …

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Rising to the childcare challenge

Another 10.000 recruits are needed to work in early year’s settings in London to meet the demand from working parents and fulfil government targets on childcare. More under-fives are now in early years education, according to the government figures. Nearly 1.3 million three and four years-old are now in founded early education, a near 10% increase since 2010. Demand is set to increase further when the free nursery places for disadvantage 2 years-old sheme is …

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Tips for organizing a baby shower

Baby showers, predominantly an American tradition where the mum-to-be is literally ‘showered’ with gifts for her unborn baby, are growing in popularity in the UK. What is a baby shower? A baby shower is traditionally a gathering of the new parent’s close friends and family to celebrate the impending arrival of baby. It is also a massive help towards the huge costs of a newborn as baby shower guests usually come armed with array of …

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Funny science facts

Read some funny science facts for kids. Children will love the cool, crazy, strange, funny, weird, odd, bizarre and wacky information as well as did you know facts and other interesting info that will help them learn a thing or two along the way. Rabbits and parrots can see behind themselves without even moving their heads! Butterflies taste food by standing on top of it! Their taste receptors are in their feet unlike humans who …

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Discover an exciting world of amazing animals at Battersea Park Children’s Zoo

Battersea Park Children’s Zoo at London’s Chelsea Gate brings wildlife to the city with many glorious creatures Battersea Park Children’s Zoo is the perfect place to go out with your children during this summer. It is an exciting animal experience that combines a zoo, animal encounters, large well-equipped play area, gift shop and café. The Kids zone enables children to have fun and parents to have an easy mind. The Lemon Tree café has a heated …

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