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How Reading can teach empathy to children

Develop your Child’s Literacy Skills with these Play Ideas

Eleven play ideas to practise literacy skills Phonics   Go on an alphabet hunt A bit like I-spy – ask your child to find objects beginning with certain sounds.  This is a great game for playing when you are out and about! You could go to the woods and ‘collect’ as many words as you…
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May 10, 2018

Fun and Creative Easter Activities to Try Out!

Talking about the Easter celebration provides a great opportunity to explore different religions and traditions with your child, helping to raise their awareness of and empathy towards others.  It also lets them know that Easter isn’t just about chocolate eggs!    Hopefully, the spring sunshine will make an appearance so you can get outside and…
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March 27, 2018 Tags:, , , , ,

Costume Ideas for World Book Day

Stuck for a costume idea that won’t break the bank? There are loads of book character outfits that can be put together with clothes and props you already have at home. Try our decision tree below for some inspiration. (Click to enlarge) Pyjamas   via GIPHY   A member of the Midnight Gang Pyjamas Extra…
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February 23, 2018 Tags:, , ,

Five Valentine craft activities for children

Share the love with some homemade gifts. Whether your child has a special girl/boyfriend or just wants to let their friend know how much they mean to them, here are some simple craft ideas to try out this Valentine’s.   1.Wool Heart Wreath Decorations (Craft idea from Blue Bear Wool) A simple yet effective craft…
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February 6, 2018 Tags:, , ,

Fun Family Christmas Games Ideas

Christmas is a time when families get together; it’s a time when parents (and wider families) have time to engage with the children so why not make it a time to have a laugh together with some fun family games.   Playing games has many benefits: Lets you all relax, enjoy being a family and…
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December 20, 2017 Tags:, ,