Month: October 2012

Five top tips to teaching toddlers basic hand hygiene

All parents have their own philosophy on hygiene. Some of us believe that exposing our children to germs (within reason) will help build their immune systems, and others of us prefer a ‘keep it clean’ approach – lethargic and neurotic being the two extremes. Of course ‘reason’ and ‘clean’ are variable notions, as defined by […]

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My daughter, the princess fanatic!

My nearly-three-year-old daughter has finally become a princess fanatic. I knew the day would come – who can resist a sparkly ball gown and a handsome prince? My little girl hasn’t watched any of the Disney princess films (yet) but has listened to the ‘read along’ stories close on a million times. “Tangled” and “The […]

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Top 20 towns to raise a family in the UK

One of the most difficult decision parents will make is where to raise their children. It often ends up as a battle between the city and the country; the city offers higher-paid jobs (and more of them) but living costs are crazy-expensive, especially housing, and country living offers sense of freedom that the city does […]

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E-Books versus ‘paperbacks’. Which does your child prefer?

For the parents who are busy having a mini-coronary because technology is TAKING OVER THE WORLD, stop reading. Now. Right now! The Publishers Association has reported a massive rise in the sale of children’s e-books over the first half of this year; 2.6 million children’s e-books were sold in the first six months of 2012, […]

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