LEGO sets for girls
LEGO sets for girls
Tuesday, 1st of May 2012

Have you seen the new LEGO sets? They’re called LEGO Friends, and it seems that they’re causing quite a stir. Aimed strictly at girls, they’re being criticised for reinforcing gender stereotypes.

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Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee
Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee
Monday, 30th of April 2012

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations take place from the 2nd June to the 5th, and it’s a great opportunity to plan lots of fun activities for your children to take part in.

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Outdoor play!
Outdoor play!
Tuesday, 24th of April 2012

Just a week ago, I wrote a blog about how parents are choosing to keep their kids entertained with DVDs and video games instead of playing with them. However, a newer study has turned that on its head by suggesting that 44% children are spending more time

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Imaginary Friends
Imaginary Friends
Friday, 20th of April 2012

It seems that every morning, when reading the news, I come across an article that really makes me stop and think. This morning, it was one from the Daily Mail about children having imaginary friends. In the article, the author talks about how her son has many

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New tests for schoolchildren
New tests for schoolchildren
Wednesday, 18th of April 2012

From June, a new test for five and six year olds is being introduced into schools. The test, intended to help improve literacy rates, will take place for all children at the end of Year 1 and will involve them reading 20 real words and 20 made up words to

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Forget the chores and play with your children!
Forget the chores and play with your children!
Saturday, 14th of April 2012

I was catching up on the news this morning on the BBC website when I saw a very interesting article. Researchers on behalf of Ribena found that almost half of 2,000 parents that were surveyed would like help on how to play with their children, and that under

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