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    A children's culture guide for parents

    This is me. Nobody has ever labelled me a failure. But then nobody has ever labelled me a success either. This is good, I think it’s healthy. I think about success and failure a lot and the impact it has on us. I see children stressed over exams, big kids determined to prove to little kids...
    You're probably be reading this because you've just found out that your child is supposed to take a hand crafted Easter Bonnet to school today. First things first... everything is going to be OK! You can make this Easter bonnet in about half an hour using things you probably already have in...
    Created for a Spring LEGO event the video below will show you how to make a Easter Bunny from LEGO These are the pieces that we will use... And here's what to do when you've collected your pieces together!
    This is no ordinary Christmas card. This Christmas card is also going to teach your child a couple of basic sewing techniques. Oh and it looks awesome! you will need: A piece of card... you can print the pdf below onto it for an outline or draw your own. If drawing your own use only straight...
    How much do you spend on a gift bag? Great news. You don't need to spend that much. All you need to do is follow these instructions which will turn a piece of printer paper into a personalised gift Christmas gift bag with the help of your children. Added bonus is it will give them something to do...
    December 5, 2017
    "Yay! It's nearly Christmas" If you're struggling to find time to prepare for Christmas and also look after the kids then I have a solution... turn the kids into your very own sweatshop. In this blog post I'll show you the easiest Fudge recipe (chocolate orange with pecans... yum yum). The...
    September 29, 2017
    Being a parent is really hard work. The list of things you're expected to care about never ends. Don't worry we're giving you all the information you need to blag your way through the world of LEGO Ninjago. "Long before time had a name, the world of Ninjago was created by the First Spinjitzu...
    How I talk to children about mental health We've all seen the scary statistics on social media regarding mental health. Some of those statistics suggest that as many as 1 in 3 of us in the UK have a mental health condition. Unfortunately, children don't live in a bubble where this reality doesn...
    September 26, 2017
    Well they do say the devil makes work for idle hands. We've moved this to our BLOG because there's only so much FUN! you can fit on one website!
    May 4, 2017
    If you don't know your Kylo Ren from your Kanaan then worry not we're here to help. If you already know the difference and have a passion for Star Wars this article will probably frustrate and annoy you so maybe give this one a miss. A long time ago, in a film studio far far away George Lucas...
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