Roald Dahl Day – September 13th 2017

Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity was set up by his widow in 1990 and raises funds so that every seriously ill child has the best possible healthcare. The work the charity does includes Roald Dahl children’s nurses, who provide care and support to seriously ill children and their families. Based in hospitals across the UK, they are specialists in their fields.  Roald Dahl nurses support children living with a variety of serious, rare and undiagnosed conditions. Marvellous Family Grants are for families facing financial hardship while caring for a child with a serious illness. They provide support to help families cope,

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BLOG: I Luddite by Zillah Bethell

Author Zillah Bethell has written about why her household doesn’t own any tablets and how she isn’t ‘anti-technology’ but prefers to spend time with her family out and about in South Wales. I.Luddite.   I have just measured the screen on my television. It’s a Sony, bought ten years ago to replace the decrepit Hitachi that practically exploded during an episode of Countdown (I think one of the numbers games was a bit difficult and finished it off). A ten year old Sony from back in the day when ‘flat screen’ actually meant nothing of the sort – it’s at

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Minnie & Mickey Twitter Party Blog & Reviews

We are extremely excited to be able to take part in the Minnie and Mickey Twitter party which is taking place over at @UKMumstv on the 10th of August 2017 between 1pm-3pm. Join in the fun using #MickeyandMinnieToys Earlier this week we received our Twitter Party Box which was crammed full of amazing Mickey and Minnie toys and goodies to fill party bags with. The toys are from the new Just Play ranges and are based on the new hit Disney Juniors TV series – Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Minnie’s Happy Helpers. What’s in the box? Mickey Roadster

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Free ‘Transition to Reception’ Booklet

Even if your child has already attended a nursery or pre-school, the transition to them starting Reception class at school is a big step. Parents in Touch have put together a free booklet for both parents and children. For parents we have included information about what happens before they start school as well as handy tips on preparing them for those first few weeks. For children there are activity pages which are designed to help them say a bit about themselves through drawing and pictures. These can be taken to school when they start to help the teachers get to

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Summer Reading Challenge 2017

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every summer for ages 4-11 and it is a great way to keep your child reading over the school holidays. Children can earn rewards for the amount they read, and they can complete the challenge by reading just 6 books. My eldest took part in the challenge last summer when he had just finished Reception, he was reading fairly well but still a little slow. By the end of the summer he had read 10 books and I saw a huge improvement in his reading. I think it is really important at this stage

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