Category: "Schools"

8 tips to make #WalktoSchool Week fun and healthy

As #WalktoSchool Week kicks off, we’ve taken a look at all the benefits of getting those little legs walking, rather than jumping in the car to be chauffeured. Why not take part and join over a million pupils and their families to celebrate walking to school? Research has shown that the benefits to children are profound – challenge everyone in your school to walk every day during Walk to School…

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Secrets of health and happiness: worms and walks

At last the sun is shining and everyone’s getting excited and motivated. The health campaigns have kicked off, and we are all being urged to get fit and in touch with nature. But where do you start? Health and wellbeing campaigners are an opportunistic bunch. They like to catch us at our most vulnerable. The terrifying thought of the flesh-baring holidays provides the chance to get us motivated for fitness. And…

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7 outdoor family activities to awaken your senses

As the Wildlife Trusts prepare to launch their 30 Days Wild campaign to get us all outside soaking up the freshness of Spring, we’ve chosen our top picks of simple ideas to get you and your family excited about the outdoors, using all of your senses… 1. Go on a sound safari Explore all the sounds of your neighbourhood by organising a sound safari. From sirens, wind, planes and diggers,…

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An emoji can’t replace a hug

We got quite excited when we were asked to be a National Unplugging Day partner. We were keen to help parents encourage their children to switch off their gadgets and see the benefits of spending more time engaging with their families, friends and nature, in the way ourJournals of a Lifetime do. Little did we realise that it’s us parents that are in need of the mostencouragement to unplug. MyFamilyClub.co.uk,…

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Christmas from a child’s eyes

As the excitement of Christmas bubbles under the surface, we chatted with Evie 12, Megan 11, and Charlie and Jimmy 6, about what makes the festive season such fun. • What’s the best thing about Christmas? "The feeling of waking in the morning – that Christmas spirit. Seeing my family so happy when they open their presents – you feel like you’ve done a good job and got them something…

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Celebrate Your School Year

As the end of the school year rushes towards us we thought we would offer all our friends, and friends of friends, a little incentive to become part of the national campaign to 'Get Kids Writing'. See image for full offer to 'celebrate your school year' - available until 23rd July or while stocks last!This fun journal / activity book is designed to stimulate all children, from the reluctant writer to…

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Waving goodbye

It’s a sure sign that my daughter is growing up when I’m waving her goodbye as her coach departs for her school residential. She’s smiling, laughing and waving excitedly and, waving back with a cheery smile, I’m actually very near to tears.I couldn’t be more excited for her. Her week will be packed with independence, fun and adventure. Mine will be filled with worry about whether she has enough warm…

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Back to school: fading summer tans & bright keen eyes

Crisp white cotton, perfectly pressed pleats, stiff shiny shoes. Fading summer tans and bright keen eyes. The start of a new school year.These milestones make us well aware of just how much our little ones have grown. All that outdoor fun and sunshine has fed their growth spurt, and the new school starters look so tiny in comparison. And in September the school hall can accommodate all the pupils quite…

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Embracing the Summer Hols

Before I became a mother the summer holidays just passed me by. I never noticed the escaping traffic crawling slowly, bumper to bumper. I was blissfully unaware of the hoards of children roaming free being entertained and holidayed. For me, summer was just another season. Now I am a parent I’m quite amazed that the country (let alone the world) is able to function during these six never-ending weeks. Childcare…

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