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Ferry travel with young children

Ferry travel with young children

We love taking the caravan to France and that involves getting the ferry. This Summer will be the fourth time we have done the journey. We have done it with the children at all different stages this time we will have a 4 year old and 10 year old to entertain which I am hoping will be easier than the toddler stage when she just wanted to keep moving all the time. Without a doubt the worst journey we had…

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Treating myself – a swimming costume review for UK swimwear

Treating myself – a swimming costume review for UK swimwear

I have had my swimming costume for years and my bikinis for even longer. It’s just not a priority for me, like most of my wardrobe my costumes date back to BK (before kids). Even though my daughter has a different swimming costume for every day of the week and my son the same, I have the one staple costume that comes out for the gym and holidays. When contacted by UK swimwear I initially hesitated as I don’t generally…

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Swimming with Swimfin

Swimming with Swimfin

When D was born we had him in the water at a few weeks old without armbands. He never used them, he was swimming lengths unaided by four years of age. Things changed with Tilda, life was busy and it was easier to throw the arm bands on her and let her float with little effort and it’s the little effort that’s the issue. Arm bands stopped her using her arms and really making little effort with her legs when…

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The Benefits of Forest School

The Benefits of Forest School

The following is a guest post written by Adam Smart who is a dad of two children aged 1 and 5 and forest school leader. He also runs three after school clubs and works as a teaching assistant. I really wanted someone to write about the benefits of forest school and Adam very kindly volunteered. Many Thanks to him for the following wonderful piece. The benefits of Forest School by Adam Smart Forest school is transformational! When I trained to…

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Introducing children to gardening

Introducing children to gardening

Gardens can be a great place to cultivate a meaningful and fun learning experience for children. It’s a natural match. Gardening can offer children an opportunity to learn the life cycle process, by which plants are grown, as well as responsibility, caretaking, independence, and environmental awareness. Introducing children to gardening is a great way to increase their awareness of where food comes from and the importance of the environment in everyday life. Child-Friendly Gardening Tips A great way to spark…

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