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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Dec 12, 2014
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Starship PlayWorld a real-time Superhero action mobile game

Starship, the Liverpool-based digital media, technology and entertainment studio, today unveil details on Playworld® Superheroes, its upcoming mobile game in which players use their imaginations to design, customise and then become, a superhero of their own creation. Inspiring endless creativity for gamers of all ages through real-time crafting, Playworld Superheroes is the first in a series of mobile adventures and will be available for download in January, 2015. Designed to provide gamers aged 5+ with a safe playing experience free from in-app fees and hidden dangers, Playworld invites players to enter a world where the boundaries of what’s possible are […]

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Dec 12, 2014
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Bumper Book of Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales Makes Ideal Christmas Present

The ever popular children’s eBook series Tojo and Nelly’s Cat Tales has been catapulted into a print edition, just in time to make children’s stockings this Christmas. The bumper print edition of the seven books is available on Amazon along with a special festive story: A Fairly Talented Christmas . Created by Maria Merrett and penned by Tamara Forge, the bumper books make the perfect Christmas present for little ones aged approximately four to eight years old. The books are inspired by the pet cats of the series’ creator, giving them a truly lifelike feel and allowing children to fully […]

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Dec 10, 2014
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Activities to Get Kids Interested in Architecture

If you and your family live in a town or city, the chances are your kids will grow up taking the built environment around them for granted. But the concrete jungle can fire your children’s imaginations just as much as any natural wonder. Architecture is not always an obvious source of interest for children, but in a world that relies increasingly on man-made structure, perhaps it’s time to start deliberately piquing the interest of the next generation. There are architecture-related activities for kids all around the world, from organised workshops to family-friendly exhibitions, but we have a few ideas to […]

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Dec 7, 2014
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Embrace Arts centre awarded £75,000 by BBC Children in Need

University of Leicester arts centre, Embrace Arts, has been awarded a grant of £75,000 over three years by BBC Children in Need. This grant will fund an Inclusive Youth Arts Project and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Leicester. This grant has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the public. £31.1 million was raised on Appeal night 2013 and BBC Children in Need have since announced that this total has risen to a record breaking £49.6 million. BBC Children in Need grant will support Embrace Arts’s inclusive practice, […]

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Dec 7, 2014
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New Parenting App Stikkums Making Good Behaviour Fun

Media development company The Zebra Partnership is proud to announce the launch of Stikkums, a parenting app that make good behaviour fun. Unlike other reward chart apps, which are aimed more at parents, Stikkums has been designed from the start to be fun for kids to play with. Parents can set behaviour goals across multiple child accounts, awarding stars for successful completion. The child can then use these stars to unlock stickers from the Stikkums collection, and create their own crazy cartoon scenes. Stickers can be resized, rotated and flipped, as well as recoloured by hand. Special photo stickers allow […]

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Dec 6, 2014
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Pampered pooch Mr Hendrix spreads Christmas cheer

How does the other half spend their Christmas? Hendrix is here to shine light on how a celebrity dog celebrates it in style! Everyone loves Christmas time but not everyone loves it quite as much as Mr Hendrix, the star of the incredible success story of 2014. With four books published in less than 18 months and a string of personal appearances at 2014 literary and music festivals, plus charity events such as Guide Dogs’ Dogs Unite! and a stint on the catwalk modelling Urban Pup designs, Hendrix is ready to put his paws up after a very busy year. […]

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Dec 1, 2014
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Art therapy to benefit Great Ormond Street Hospital children

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Scottish charity the Teapot Trust will start providing art therapy, which is proven to be effective in reducing anxiety and helping ill children to communicate their feelings. The Teapot Trust was set up in 2010 and now delivers art therapy in medical environments in six Scottish cities, supporting those suffering from rheumatological illnesses in particular. Laura and John Young founded the charity after seeing the gaps in the care of their daughter Verity, who suffered from Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) and also cancer before her tragic death in 2009. The name of the charity […]

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Nov 27, 2014
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Which Kid’s Activity to Choose?

With so many activities for kids to choose from, what should you pick for today? Each child may have their own preferences — they may be arty, or athletic, but as a parent, try gently pushing them beyond their comfort zones, so they can learn more and experience new things. If your child prefers staying indoors and baking cookies, see if he or she might be ok with gardening outdoors. Like baking, it’s a calm and creative activity, but it’ll get them breathing fresh air, interacting with nature, and hopefully appreciating the environment better. And if they like a boisterous game of […]

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Nov 26, 2014
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Risk of child behaviour problems reduced by interaction with their Mums

The quality of interactions between very young children and their parents can predict how likely it is that children will experience problems later in life, says new research from the charity, Mellow Parenting, and the Universities of Salford, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Using a sample of one-year olds looking at a picture book with a parent, a team of researchers were able to show that even a small increase in positive interaction predicted a big reduction in the risk of the children developing psychological disorders by age seven. Dr Christine Puckering, Programme Director at Mellow Parenting, said: “In this setting, on […]

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Nov 26, 2014
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Free App Launched by CuckooMondo to Teach Children to Go Green

CuckooMondo has launched a free gamified app to teach children through the medium of story how to incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives. The energy saving app is set to be a hit with parents as it offers the potential of a £75 saving on electricity bills – all while the kids play and learn. The app, PolarXS , revolves around the engaging storyworld of ‘The Pearl’ consisting of a series of six books available in eBook or audiobook format.  With an initial saving of up to £75 per home using the first app, focusing on light and appliance energy […]

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Nov 25, 2014
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Baby Moos announce range to include funky toddler clothing

One of the busiest and most prolific Mumpreneurs, Anna-Lee Kewley, founder of funky baby range Baby Moo’s; just can’t rest at scooping awards and making baby clothes. As her own children have started to grow up, so Anna has decided to increase the range to accommodate their, and other toddlers’ needs. As winter is starting to set in, Anna’s inventive snow suits are enough to be sure little ones are snug as bugs in rugs over the colder season. Endorsed by such celebrities such as Kirstie Allsopp and the late Peaches Geldof, Anna’s groovy gift range is accessible to suit […]

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Nov 25, 2014
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New Goal for Kids Set To Top Christmas Wish Lists Stops Balls Flying Next door

  Christmas Day is fast approaching and for parents on the search for the perfect present, Open Goaaal has been pegged as this year’s most exciting new product, sending it straight to the top of the gift ideas league. Simple, clever and amazingly effective, the innovative 10 foot high football goal with rebound net stops kids kicking footballs next door, meaning no more angry neighbours and no more broken windows. When the game is over, the net can be slid to one side in just seconds, which also makes it a great solution for parents who simply hate having an […]

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Nov 11, 2014
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New research shows Berlin Wall made a difference in parenting

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the birth rate in East Germany effectively halved. The change from communism to capitalism signified a period of intense economic uncertainty in the country, putting many people off having children. Those who were born at this time grew up markedly different from other generations, being 40 per cent more likely to commit crimes as adults. So what happened? New research presented as part of the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science reveals that the answer may lie in the parent’s affinity for risk. Dr Arnaud Chevalier and Dr Olivier Marie set […]

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Nov 8, 2014
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Parents survey for Santander say visiting a museum, gallery or cultural activity is most important

- Children best prepared for adulthood with cultural activities, socialising and financial education – Santander makes financial education fun with new 1|2|3 Mini Zone for children – Visiting a museum, hanging out with friends and learning about money are some of the most important life skills children can learn to prepare them for adulthood, a survey of Britain’s parents now reveals. As Britain’s schools break up for half term, nearly half (45%) of all parents in the survey for Santander say visiting a museum, art gallery or other cultural activity plays an important part in developing well-rounded children. More than […]

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Nov 8, 2014
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Be A Princess with Disney Princess mania at Toys ‘R’ Us

Is your child a flourishing Snow White, Cinderella or Aurora?  Or maybe Belle and Jasmine are more their scene…..maybe they would like to be the next Rapunzel or brave Merida, then wait no further as Toys”R”Us would like to invite all aspiring Princesses to the new ‘Disney Princess’ academy at Toys”R”Us. The giant toy retailer is hosting 2 amazing days of Disney Princess mania.  All you have to do is simply dress as your favourite princess and dance your way through the doors of Toys”R”Us to make friends with lots of other Princesses. Toys”R”Us invite you to join them at […]

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