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5 tips for creating a child-friendly area in your garden

5 tips for creating a child-friendly area in your garden

Nicky Roeber is the Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres. Here, he shares his top tips for creating a child-friendly garden space. As a parent, your number one priority will always be keeping your little ones safe and close by. And, this is no different when you’re designing a child-friendly garden for them to… Read More…

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Budget causes anger for parents and teachers

Teachers and parents have reacted with anger on social media to the Chancellor’s budget claims that schools are to receive a one-off payment of £400m for “little extras.” Schools in England will receive the sum to spend on “little extras they need” the chancellor, Philip Hammond, said when delivering the budget in parliament yesterday. The… Read More…

Hedgehog campaign faster than Sonic!

Hedgehog campaign faster than Sonic!

A petition on change.org calling on Housing and Planning Minister Kit Malthouse to make the integration of hedgehog highways compulsory in all new build housing developments has taken everyone by surprise. In just two weeks over 300,000 people have signed! Why has this taken the public by storm? The hedgehog is the nation’s favourite animal – every… Read More…

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

Report finds school girls publicly harassed

A new report has found that one in three girls in the UK have been sexually harassed when in public wearing their school uniform. Two thirds of girls have said they experienced unwanted sexual attention in public while in uniform. Children’s charity, Plan International UK, commissioned the report and are now calling on bystanders to… Read More…

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Do you have a food allergy? Here’s how to keep safe

Following the recent news of the tragic death of a teenage girl because she ate a sandwich that did not include comprehensive allergen lists, food allergies are back in the forefront. A new survey from the Food Standards Agency has discovered that more than half of people aged 16-24 only mention they have food allergies… Read More…

Llamas and red heads emojis are coming!

Llamas and red heads emojis are coming!

More than 70 new emoji will be coming soon to apple products, including new characters with red hair, gray hair and curly hair, a new emoji for bald people, more emotive smiley faces and additional emoji representing animals, sports and food. The new emoji will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS. Emoji… Read More…

The Benefits of Performing Arts for Children’s Well-being

The Benefits of Performing Arts for Children’s Well-being

According to the charity YoungMinds; “An average of three children in every classroom suffer from a diagnosable mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder”. This is a staggering statistic and as a parent, not something you ever want your child to have to deal with. The world throws a lot of… Read More…

A warm winter warm up

A warm winter warm up

Stay warm in bed this winter and take advantage of the longer nights to refresh your sleep routine, is the advice from The Sleep Council. Dark mornings and evenings can have lots of amazing health benefits including helping you get a better night’s sleep. Melatonin – the hormone that stimulates sleep – is produced when… Read More…

Is STEM your child’s future?

Is STEM your child’s future?

Guest post from Robo Wunderkind.  The STEM field (which stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is a booming professional environment with ever-growing job opportunities. Due to its potential, it’s reasonable to consider it for your child’s future. In such case, what should you keep in mind? It seems the world is currently full of… Read More…

It looks like nineties baby names are making a come back

It looks like nineties baby names are making a come back

According to a new survey, baby names that were popular in the 1990s are making a comeback, with James, the second most popular boy’s name in 1994 now the 12th most popular name and Charlotte, which was number four in 1994 also making it to the top 20. Other popular nineties baby names that are… Read More…

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