Is children’s yoga any good?

Primary schools offering yoga classes for pupils say the activity is used as a calming break from learning, and is packed with physical, mental and emotional benefits. Parents often talk about using yoga to help children relax before bedtime, and about how a few minutes of yoga can act as a helpful mood-changer for an […]

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Are there Bonfire Night safety tips?

Bonfire Night is one of the highlights of autumn for many people, with children adoring the bangs and whizzes of the fireworks, and families enjoying a treat of hot dogs and candy floss. Staying safe on Bonfire Night is something to be mindful of, however. Fireworks, sparklers and bonfires can be hazardous if not treated […]

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How can I be more patient when my child is badly behaved?

Frazzled parents can sometimes be lost for words or pushed to shout back at a child who is angry and shouting at them. Remaining patient and helping them through a meltdown can feel hugely challenging. If you are struggling to cope with bad behaviour including tantrums, hitting or negativity around the home, we’ve gathered some […]

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Popular books about friendship for children?

Reading stories about people of a similar age is one of the recommended ways for children to build empathy for others and get a sense of how to thrive in everyday life, from their school days to holidays and during more troubling times. We’ve gathered together some of the books which have been published to […]

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How can I boost my child’s language skills before they start school?

Many parents would admit to nervously awaiting milestone moments in their child’s development and the delight of hearing their first words and first sentences is definitely priceless. But if you are growing worried that your child may have a smaller vocabulary than other children their age, talks less or you simply want to be doing […]

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Which teacher gifts should I buy for the end of term?

It’s only natural to want to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate the job they are doing in helping your son or daughter develop into an able, confident and knowledgeable young person. You and your child will probably want to say ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ at the end of the school term, but […]

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