Chinese New Year 2021

What is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year is celebrated at the start of a lunar new year, when there is a new moon. For this reason, the dates change slightly every year, but it will always take place at some time between January 21st and February 21st. Traditionally. Chinese New Year is observed over two weeks and on mainland China they take a 7 day national holiday where everything shuts down, including schools and factories. Each new year is represented by an animal from the Chinese Zodiac, it consists of 12 animals, which in order are: Rat, Ox, Tiger,

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BLOG: Five lunches for four (for under £20)!

Keeping to a budget and creating different lunches everyday doesn’t have to be hard work. Here is how you can feed four children, five weekday lunches, all for under £20. Portion sizes are based on children aged between 3-10. A great tip for the jelly is saving up the small yoghurt pots and then using them to make the jelly in, it keeps the portion sizes the same and means that you can get 8 small jellies from one 55p packet. Kids will love these lunches as they get such a variety of food; several small portions of food looks

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BLOG: Why is Routine Important?

Why do children need routine? A routine can create a calmer household, children will know what is likely to happen next and this eliminates the element of surprise, which in turn reduces anxiety. Routines help to develop independence; if a child knows that they need to tidy up before dinner or brush their teeth after they’ve got ready for bed then they may be able to get on and do these things by themselves. This will also give them a feeling of pride which means that they will be more willing to do these tasks without seeing them as a

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World Braille Day – 4th January 2021

  World Braille Day is celebrated to raise awareness of using Braille as a means of communication along with highlighting the importance of its use for those who are visually impaired. Braille is a system of raised dots that is read with the fingers by people who are visually impaired, it was created by a French man called Louis Braille who lost his sight after a childhood accident. Braille uses six dot cells to represent the letters of the alphabet, with each letter having a specific pattern of dots. Below is an example of the English alphabet shown in Braille,

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BLOG: Looking for the perfect gift? Try Build Your Own Kits!

Father’s Day Gifts the whole family can enjoy Eco-Friendly and Fun Build Your Own Toys 2020: This year why not treat your Dad to a Father’s Day gift that you can enjoy together. Build Your Own’s range of eco-friendly toys are perfect for Dads and kids who’d love a fun project they can work on together – to reduce screen time and create rich memories. Each Build Your Own kit comes with everything you need inside the box and is made from sustainable cardboard and minimal plastics. Choose between the Paper Plane Launcher or Telescope and discover more about the

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