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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Apr 17, 2014
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Skribbies children’s footwear becomes Pop at HoF finalist

Children’s footwear brand Skribbies have become 1 of 9 finalists selected for House of Fraser pop up shop (Pop at HoF) The Great Retail Revival Foundation has revealed. Earlier this year not for profit foundation The Great Retail Revival teamed up with department store group House of Fraser to offer 10 promising retail brands the opportunity to trade through a concession within their flagship Oxford Street store in a pop up market entitled ‘POP at HOF’ to be held in May this year & an e commerce platform online at houseoffraser. co. uk. The selected finalists will also be mentored […]

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Apr 13, 2014
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UK’s first children’s charity shown support by Richard E Grant, Jacqueline Wilson and Lisa Faulkner

Celebrities Richard E Grant, Jacqueline Wilson and Lisa Faulkner have pledged support for children’s charity Coram. Together with families and other charity supporters the celebrities have left personal pledges writing on the new online supporter wall. The celebrity line-up includes Lisa Faulkner, who adopted her daughter through Coram, whose pledge reads: “My sister and I had what I’d describe as a pretty amazing childhood… I feel blessed I was able to adopt my beautiful daughter and become the mummy that my mum was to me.” The new Dr Who, Peter Capaldi, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and CBBC presenter Cerrie Burnell have […]

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Apr 10, 2014
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Brio Wants People To Play

There are many abilities and life skills that children develop via free play that they cannot learn in any other setting. Adults can still learn a lot more by adopting free play strategies into their lives. Aimed with these facts Brio the Swedish toy company is encouraging people to keep playing. As part of a new Facebook contest launched by Brio called ‘Liberate A Friend,’ the company is giving 500 euro to winners so that they get a chance to skip work and play instead. The contest can be found on Brio’s Facebook page and will be open for entries […]

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Apr 3, 2014
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29,000 Children in UK with Type 1 Diabetes

29,000 Children Diagnosed With Diabetes; UK Has 5th Highest Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Over 3 million people in UK suffer from diabetes; 29,000 of these are children with type 1. A child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 5 faces having 19,000 injections by the time they are 18 years old. Despite this, our amazing inspirational children cope and are still smiling…The diabetes.co.uk #BloodSugarSelfie campaign was launched to raise awareness to the world and raise funds to find a cure for this painful ‘life’ illness. This initiative was launched by Diabetes.co.uk, the largest patient to patient diabetes […]

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Mar 27, 2014
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Barnardo’s tells “Ellie’s story”

Barnardo’s the highly respected children’s charity has revealed the situation facing many young people and vulnerable children with its latest television commercial campaign produced by BBH London. The intent is to show the distress and turmoil faced by so many abuse victims. The advert also shows how with the right kind of support Barnardo’s is able to assist children in dealing with their experiences. The charity is running the advertising campaign with the tagline proclaiming that Barnardo’s ‘supports the unsupported’ The TV commercials clearly shows parallels, with some children thriving with the support they have received from family and friends. […]

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Mar 27, 2014
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Have The Sweetest Easter With Swizzels Matlow

Easter is traditionally about chocolate and eggs, but in recent years sweets are becoming just as popular as chocolate at Easter, especially for those who want to share their goodies. This year Swizzels Matlow is launching an exciting range of Easter themed treats. New for 2014 is the “Spring Selection” range.  The Spring selection tub is an Easter themed extravaganza filled with a variety of classic sweets, including Drumsticks, New Refreshers, Parma Violets and Love Hearts. The high quality tub has a handle, making it perfect for Easter hunts! It has an RSP of £5. The Spring Selection sharing bag […]

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Mar 27, 2014
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Two Thirds of Parents Secretly Check Child’s Social Media Account

New research from the UK’s most used money saving brand suggests that two thirds of parents have checked their child/children’s social media accounts without them knowing, despite three fifths of these parents confessing that their offspring would be ‘annoyed’ if they found out. According to a study from the UK’s most popular money saving brand, it seems that teenagers don’t have as much privacy as they might think, as two thirds of parents admit to checking their children’s social media accounts without their knowledge. The study, conducted by www.vouchercloud.com, polled 2,105 UK parents all with children aged between 13 and 16 as part of […]

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Mar 27, 2014
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Prepar for Kids Do Travel Beach-Filled Days this Summer

As the Easter school holidays rapidly approach, families across the nation are preparing for their annual UK and international getaways where British holidaymakers make it their mission to find some sunshine.  From Cornwall to the Costa del Sol, British families will be spending long days at the beach with their little ones; soaking up the sun, splashing in the sea, building sandcastles and spending quality time together as a family.  Kids Do Travel, an online shop dedicated to children’s holiday accessories, puts the fun back into holidaying with young children with a practical and colourful selection of children’s suitcases and […]

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Mar 21, 2014
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Scotty’s Little Soldiers – The story of Joanna and Mark Every

Mark Every, 42, lives in Marham, North Norfolk, with his two-year-old son, Joseph. He lost his wife Joanna to cancer six months ago.   Joanna and Mark met while they were both serving in the Royal Air Force at Marham, North Norfolk, in 2002. She was 21 years old and joining her first operational Squadron in the RAF, while he had travelled all over the world as a military engineer. They were sent to many countries together including Afghanistan, and in 2009 he proposed. They were married in Rutland near Peterborough, and a couple of years later Joanna fell pregnant […]

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Mar 20, 2014
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‘What do the grown-ups do?’ ‘Sean the Actor’ New Book

The eagerly awaited 3rd book in the Children’s book series ‘What do the grown-ups do?’ ‘Sean the Actor’  will be published on the 28 April 2014 This time the children move away from farming and fishing and meet a real actor. The young children ask question including: “How do you become an actor?” “How does the film get made?” “How do you know which camera to look at?” “How do you make money in your work?” Once again the Author Mairi McLellan brings the story to live with beautiful photographs and interesting facts that the grown-ups can learn from as well […]

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Mar 20, 2014
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A Look at 40 Free Family Bike Rides In The Lake District

Fancy a gentle bike ride around the beautiful countryside that inspired the creation of Peter Rabbit™? What about a family ‘cycling picnic’ on the tranquil shores of Coniston Water? These are just two of the leisurely experiences you can enjoy, with a programme of new, free guided bike rides across the South and Central Lake District.    With forty Sky Ride Local rides to choose from between Easter and October half-term, the routes have all been pre-planned and are guided by friendly British Cycling Ride Leaders, so they’re ideal for all levels of confidence – whether you’re new to cycling, […]

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Mar 11, 2014
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10th Anniversary of Oliver Jeffers’ How to Catch a Star

One upon a time there was a small boy that loved stars so much that he would watch them out of his bedroom window every night and wished upon them that one day he could have his own star. The picture book by Oliver Jeffers’, How to Catch a Star, was a hit back in 2003 and helped launch Jeffers career as he became one of the most well known contemporary picture book authors. In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the simple gem, the book has been rereleased by HarperCollins and Oliver in a gift edition package that […]

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Mar 10, 2014
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Families in Yorkshire now have access to new free website

Families that live in Yorkshire can now turn to a new website as a great resource for finding the best local family friendly events, activities, attractions, and accommodation. The website is named www.yorkshirefamilyevents.com and lists the top attractions, accommodations, and activities for children throughout the county. It also has a ‘what’s on guide that will help families figure out the best places to be at all times of the year. Yorkshire Family Events is the brainchild of Lee Ruddock, who saw a gap in the market for online family resources.  “Yorkshire needed a one stop website for families to visit […]

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Mar 3, 2014
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Average Child in UK Has Only 5 Meal Types

New research from vouchercloud.com has found that most UK children are not eating a diet full of variety, but instead are only eating one of five different meal types. Children under ten tend to only eat these five meals and only 19% of children have vegetables with their dinner. The money savings brand contends that this is a real issue when combating obesity and health issues in children. The study was conducted by www.vouchercloud.com as part of research into the food buying habits of parents across the UK, focussing specifically on product choice and grocery spend. 1,912 parents with children aged 10 […]

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Feb 21, 2014
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130th Anniversary Celebration for BRIO

Brio the premier Swedish toy company plans to celebrate its 130th birthday by paying homage to the benefits of play. They also plan to remind people that adults need to have a chance to play as well. Deputy Managing Director of BRIO, Sophie Elvefors, explained that playing is the most important concept at the toy company as it has helped guide the development of the company and thus children in general for the past century. She added that their goal is to create toys that will be passed down from generation to generation so that they can enrich the lives […]

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