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3 Profitable Craft Projects to Keep Kids Creative during Quarantine

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Did quarantine get you and the whole family down? While social distancing and staying at home are the most responsible things to do during this pandemic, it can feel restrictive when you are staying in one place for weeks. Parents know that kids are always the first ones to feel boredom, so they have to find ways to keep them occupied.

On-hand tabletop, card, and video games are fun at first, but the entertainment will eventually stale after a while when everyone has had their fill of playing several days in a row. Take this opportunity to teach moneymaking craft projects that are both fun and profitable. With everyone under the same roof, now’s the best time as any to instill good business acumen and practical values for extra pocket money. You can also even set them for life with lessons they will learn.

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12 Fun Home Learning Activities To Teach Your Kids About Environmental Issues

Talking to your kids about environmental issues may seem like a tricky task. There is so much you could delve into, there are a lot of facts and figures plus there are some topics that may be upsetting. As much as it is important to raise these issues with them, it is also vital that you do it in a way that is interesting, fun and will have a lasting effect… In the right way, of course! Here are my own fun home learning activities which will help to teach your kids (and you too) about environmental issues whilst also finding things that you could do as family to help to improve them.

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11 Fun Space Themed Home Learning Activities

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Even though home learning was sprung on us due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I’ve actually found it quite good fun coming up with different activities for the boys each day. I know it can be really hard when you have more than one child and it is even harder when their age gaps are that little bit bigger as not everything can be done by each of them. With this in mind, I’ve had no option but to find fun activities for both children to get involved with. This usually results in me setting something a little more challenging for Jake (6) to do and then adapting that for William (2), getting them both to paint or draw or just simply giving the smallest some magic sand to get messy with whilst I focus on the school work side of things. It definitely comes with a lot of juggling and I have learnt that you can’t really take your eyes off anybody for more than 3 minutes!!

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Unique Ways To Explore Wildlife With Kids

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The natural world is a truly amazing thing. Even as an adult, there are things in the world which will leave you feeling awestruck, and you can often find them very close to home. With the way that this part of the world makes you feel, though, it’s easy to see just how excited your little ones might get when they are exposed to the right things. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to get up close and personal with nature, without relying on zoos and other businesses to help along the way. Continue reading “Unique Ways To Explore Wildlife With Kids”

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If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that last week we were hit with the dreaded chicken pox. I knew it was going to be a tricky period because I have one of the most active children I have ever met and he wasn’t actually unwell with the spots. He had been pretty run down in the lead up to it but this had passed and he was still his usual ‘ants in his pants’ self. With that in mind, I turned to some fellow bloggers to find out what brilliant chicken pox survival activities they had previously written about or could recommend

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Review: Room on the Broom

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When I heard that the ‘Room on the Broom’ production was coming to The Haymarket Theatre in Basingstoke, I just knew we had to go and see it. Julia Donaldson’s books have become a popular choice in our house along with the films, so to be able to see one brought to life on the stage I thought it was the perfect first show for Jake to attend.

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