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10 ways to make Easter the best school holiday

10 ways to make Easter the best school holiday

Spring has sprung, the daffs are out and the birds are singing – what better time to get back outdoors and enjoy the British countryside? Here are ten ideas to make the Easter holidays truly memorable, whatever the weather.

Play: the work of childhood

Play: the work of childhood

We can be a bit dismissive of ‘play’, can’t we? Play is for fun, for leisure, for relaxation. For when there’s no proper work to be done. It’s an optional extra – nice to have, but not essential. But there are some vital life skills that are best learnt through play. Here are five of them…

What Christmas teaches our children

What Christmas teaches our children

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, your children are learning. From letter writing, cookie counting, and present giving through to 'life skills' like appreciating the older generation - Christmas is the season of unintended learning...

Loving The Library

Loving The Library

Boost the brain power in your little ones, by incorporating family reading into your daily routine. With National Children’s Book Week approaching, this provides an ideal opportunity for your children to develop several important skills, regardless of their age.

Reading Together

Reading Together

Encourage your children to get lost in the world of reading. Whether it's non-fiction books they love; lapping up facts about dinosaurs, or even classics such as The Railway Children, engage with them and let their creativity soar.

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