May 16, 2012
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When asked about becoming a parent, Mums and Dads often say that it’s a lot to do with instinct, and you’ll work out how best to care for your baby as they grow. While that may be true, it’s hard not to read up on parenting, so if you can’t resist, check out Kidszine parenting blog. Blogs on the terrible twos, teenage woes, advice on health and pregnancy, ideas for birthday parties, parenting advice on healthy eating, and family friendly holiday ideas are all here. If that wasn’t enough, there are prizes to be won too! What more could you […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Young Explorers Learn from UK Experts with New ‘How-To’ Video Series

Following the launch of ‘The UK Our Way’, a travel guide put together for children, by children, holiday park operator Parkdean has partnered with experts in kite-flying, rock pooling, sand sculptures and photography for a series of video guides available to download FREE online – each providing a cool sixty-ish seconds of inspiration. Part of Parkdean’s UK Our Way campaign; the new ‘how-to’ video series is available to watch from today at www.parkdeanholidays.co.uk/uk-our-way, bringing to life some of the most popular family-friendly outdoor activities, within its interactive e-guide. Each video boasts bite-size advice from experts, motivating kids on how to […]

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Sep 15, 2014
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Teapot Trust has made a short film to teach kids Blood Tests Aren’t Scary

The Teapot Trust, a small charity based near Edinburgh that provides art therapy to children with long term illnesses, has made a short film to encourage young people to be less fearful of blood tests.     Nina, who was aged just 13 years when the film was made, calmly shows her blood being taken. A great advocate for the fact that needles and blood tests needn’t be scary, she says there really is nothing to worry about. She was keen to help other children that she had seen at her clinic appointments who were worried about blood tests and […]

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Sep 11, 2014
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Guarantee Your Bike For Christmas At Halfords

  Whether a bike’s at the top of your little one’s Christmas list this year, or you’re wanting to treat yourself this festive season,  as of today ‘yule’ be able to reserve any bike online, ready to be shipped (via sleigh of course) to your local store, just in time for Christmas! The little elves working away here at Halfords HQ have decided to spread a little festive cheer during the lead-up to Christmas this year, by allowing you to reserve bikes online to relieve some of that guaranteed present-buying stress. Not only are we offering this fantastic early reservation […]

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Sep 9, 2014
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Halfords And Jodie Kidd Challenge Car Seat VAT

  Halfords campaigns to end unfair 5% tax on child car seats Halfords launches VAT free prices for 11 weeks Jodie Kidd invites safety conscious drivers to sign petition to end 5% VAT HALFORDS, the UK’s leading retailer of automotive, leisure and cycling products, announces a campaign to tackle the EU’s unfair tax on child car seats by selling its entire range of child car seats at zero-rate VAT prices from today. In the retailer’s first partnership with model and motoring mum, Jodie Kidd, Halfords is gathering signatures for a petition calling for the EU to abolish the 5% VAT […]

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Sep 6, 2014
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Recipes: Easy Squeezy Primula Halloween

    Spiced Pumpkin Muffins with Primula Creamy Frosting (Makes 12 muffins) Ingredients 225g Plain Flour 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda 1tsp Ground Ginger 1tsp Mixed Spice 150ml Vegetable Oil 150ml Soured Cream 225g Caster Sugar 2 Large Eggs 125g Pureed Pumpkin (either tinned or boiled fresh pumpkin blended until pureed) 1 Tube Primula Original 400g Icing Sugar 1tsp Vanilla Extract Method Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 6. Line a muffin tray with paper cases. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl. In a jug, measure the oil and add the soured cream, eggs and sugar. Beat […]

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Sep 3, 2014
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Childhood trauma could lead to increased risk of developing obesity as an adult

Being subjected to abuse during childhood entails a markedly increased risk of developing obesity as an adult. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis carried out on previous studies, which included a total of 112,000 participants. The analysis was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and has been published in the journal  Obesity Reviews. “The study clearly shows that difficult life events leave traces which can manifest as disease much later in life. The mechanisms behind this process include stress, negative patterns of thought and emotions, poor mental health, increased inflammation, as well as lowered immune function and […]

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Aug 27, 2014
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First Timer’s Guide for Families Holidaying in Orlando

As holidaymakers start to feel the benefits of a growing economy, the dream of going to Orlando for the first time looks set to come true for many young and cost conscious families. That’s why Florida specialist, Magic Holidays, has launched a new First-Timer’s Guide to Orlando, providing unbiased advice on what to do, what to look out for and how to make the most out of your time and get the best value in the theme park capital. “Every day, we receive enquiries from parents who haven’t been to Florida before, and who are searching for  help and answers […]

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Aug 23, 2014
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Wallsauce.com launches new Harry Potter wall murals

Fans can now bring the wizarding world into their own homes, as Wallsauce.com has launched new Harry Potter wall murals, through its licensing agreement with Warner Bros.   The perfect gift for any fan, these murals will no doubt bring the enchanting world of Hogwarts and beyond into a bedroom, den or living room this Christmas. The bespoke murals show iconic images from the world famous film series. Visitors to the site can choose from artwork featuring Harry, Ron and Hermione as well as Dobby, Dumbledore and many others – there’s something for everyone.     Andrew Gerraty , Company […]

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Aug 13, 2014
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Increased costs for families raising disabled children

The UK’s largest provider of grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people, Family Fund, reports feedback from families on the significant costs involved with raising a disabled or seriously ill child. Mandy received a grant from Family Fund last year, she said: “Thank you for the grant towards some clothing for my son.  I have really struggled to find the money to buy some and I could not have afforded it without your help. He picked out the clothes himself, including a cap which we told him was magic for when he goes on […]

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Aug 12, 2014
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According to Goodyear youngsters still have a lot to learn about road safety

Across the last two years leading tyre manufacturer Goodyear has identified young drivers in the UK to have a lack of knowledge on The Highway Code and road safety practices but a recent pan European study shows however that the UK is amongst the best in Europe. The research, which forms part of Goodyear’s third annual European Road Safety Survey, identifies young drivers’ habits behind the wheel as well as their views on cars and driving in general. However, whilst young drivers in the UK compare favourably with the rest of Europe, the research highlights the on-going importance of continued […]

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Aug 12, 2014
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50 Recommended Books For Children Under 5 Years

Established British designer & manufacturer of original design-led gifts ‘IF have created a charming little impulse purchase gift that features 50 pictorial listings of recommended books for children under the age of 5 years to enjoy. The bookmark is bright and glossy and the 50 titles are printed, in no particular order, on all four surfaces of the hinged magnetic cardboard bookmark. “The idea for a bookmark that featured an inspirational reading list for young children was one that IF had considered ever since its “50 books to Read before you Die” stainless steel bookmark had been a consistent bestseller. […]

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Aug 8, 2014
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YHA Day 2014 Dates announced

61 YHAs throughout England and Wales to host a weekend of family events YHA Day is back for the 3rd year in a row, but this year it will be for a whole weekend. From 6 – 7 September, YHA (England and Wales) is opening the doors of 61 of its properties and hosting a range of family-friendly activities. Water regattas, bike rides, BBQs and treasure hunts are just some of the diverse family fun events that will be taking place at YHAs for YHA Day 2014. The events are a ‘thank you’ to the local communities in which the […]

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Jul 24, 2014
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Thanks to Wallsauce kids can design their own room!

    Kids can now design their own bedroom wall murals using classic images from original comics, games and TV shows. Wall mural specialists, Wallsauce.com, have pioneered the drag-and-drop ‘Design Your Own’ software on their website after striking a deal with movie giants Warner Bros. Now visitors to the site can use a catalogue of evocative Batman comicbook art, as well as backgrounds and characters from the BinWeevils and MovieStar Planet. All wall murals can be created for any size or shape of wall and are available either as pre-printed wallpaper or self-adhesive fabric. All orders come with full fitting […]

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Jul 19, 2014
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Kellogg’s Helps Kids Get Closer to the Origins of Their Food

A recent poll of 2,000 parents and primary school children in the UK found that a surprising number of children have lost touch with the fields where much of their food comes from. The poll revealed that around 1.8 million British kids have never been to a farm. Kellogg’s is committed to giving kids an understanding of where their food comes from and to bringing children closer to the origins of their food, the key focus of our new Origins programme. We recently took a small group of school children to visit a farm in Oxon to meet Kellogg’s Origins […]

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Jul 19, 2014
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Unbeatable value at Pleasure Island Family Theme Park This Summer

The Pleasure Island Family Theme Park in Cleethorpes, Northeast Lincs, as research shows it’s ticket prices are incredibly well priced they believe it is the best value day out to be had at any theme park this summer and it’s mix of activity for the family is second-to-none! The East Lincolnshire attraction is full of family fun.  Its white knuckle rides, including the popular Pendulus and the terrifying Boomerang, offer fantastic thrills for older children and adults, while younger ones can enjoy either pink knuckle rides and gentler experiences such as the mini mine train, or the kiddies rides, including mini […]

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