I’ve rounded up all my favourite summer crafts and activities so that you wont hear you’re little ones say they’re bored all summer long.
Leonora shares her ten best apps for kids to explore this summer, from bedtime meditations and stories to creative design, music, maths, English and language learning.
Phew! Last week was a scorcher of a week. I thought I had missed all the really hot weather when I was on holiday, More
We share our recommendations for the best mud kitchens for outdoor play as well as exploring the advantages of incorporating mud kitchens into children’s play.
Our guide to the best family days out this spring and beyond.
We’ve rounded up the best family events taking place in London to celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation.
We’ve come up with the ultimate family holiday checklist so you can be fully prepared for your holiday.
From sports and art to ninja-themed fun, here are some extra-awesome kids’ birthday party ideas.
From the best play hubs for babies, toddlers and older children to spa treatments, salons and brasseries, you’ll find one perfect for you and your brood.
Here are the summer festivals that still have tickets available. Book now and get your family to one of these awesome festivals.
The RSPB Shop’s wildlife experts have put together the ultimate guide for transforming any garden or outdoor space into a haven for hedgehogs!
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, there’s no better time to plan for some outdoor spring activities for the family.
Party Delights share their top tips on planning the perfect coronation street party celebration.
From independent shops to world-famous destinations, we’ve round-up the best toy shops in London.
The Easter holidays have arrived! If you’re busy planning things to do, why not book an Easter Egg Hunt in London and beyond? We’ve More
Celebrate the Easter holidays with the kids with this gorgeous selection of craft and activity kits.
London’s children’s party venues take the hassle out of organising and hosting a party. Book one of the fabulously fun venues now.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with your loved ones on Sunday 19th March at Bill’s restaurants nationwide.
One question that I am repeatedly asked by my little ones is “why does it rain?” It may appear as an easy question, but More
As the advert for the RSPB says, “Let’s make a Home For Nature”, we decided to spend part of our Sunday making a recycled More
If you’re planning a birthday party for your little one and are after some old-fashion fun, you’ll love our round-up of traditional party games for kids.
London is the absolute best place for children and families. With dozens of attractions and museums, we guarantee you’ll never be bored exploring the city.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is a full-feature tablet designed for kids aged 6-12 years old, allowing slightly older kids the opportunities to read, learn and play independently – and safely.
Do you need a simple, but cute idea for a homemade Valentine’s card? Well, look no further. I was wracking my brain for an More
EC and YC don’t know about these Valentine’s Bubble gum Machine, they are my Valentine’s gifts to them. So shhhh, it’s a secret. Make More
Over the past few years I have seen (mainly from America) lots of ideas for presents from children to other children in their class. More
Recently I was doing a craft that involved using craft sticks and I ran out of a certain colour that I needed, it was More
We’ve pulled together a list of recommended summer camps and clubs to keep your kids amused during the summer holidays.
Last year I started decorating some water bottles to use in a DIY bowling game. For some reason I put them to away and More
There are literally hundreds of ways to play with marbles, and here are just a few of my favourite fun things to do with More
I haven’t had that much fun with children doing crafts in such a long time. Don’t get me wrong we always enjoy ourselves, but More
Have you ever thought about birdwatching with the kids? Whether part of a resolution or not, the turn of the new year is a More
Arts and crafts classes are a fantastic way for the kids to explore their creative talents, get messy outside of the house, and take some time off from using iPads and other gadgets.
There are some London attractions that everyone ought to experience at least once. Here are our favourite ways to spend a family day out in the city.
If you’re considering booking a lifetime trip for the whole family, check out Leonora’s family guide to Disney World.
Favourite family musical movies to watch this Christmas!
If you’re looking for things to do this Christmas holiday, we’ve put together a list of the best exhibitions in London to see with the kids.
We’re talking easy peasy stress-less Elf on the Shelf ideas that require minimum fuss and planning.
If you’re looking for something special to do with the kids this month, this Christmas afternoon tea in London should be top of your list.
Until I was 4 years old I lived in other countries, most of which were strict Muslin countries so they didn’t celebrate Christmas, which More
It seems like over night BB has started pulling himself up on everything and cruising around the furniture. I love to watch him do More
Yes, I know noughts and crosses can be played with just a pencil and paper, but it is still fun to make up a More
If you’re thinking about ways to bond with your new arrival, or are debating on which baby classes are best to sign up to in 2020, we think a baby swim school should be top of your list.
tonies® and My Little Pony are hosting a free and festive family day out with their Winter Wishday pop-up event happening this Saturday, on the Southbank, London.
We’ve round-up the best ‘choose your own Christmas tree’ centres and shops in and outside of London, so you can be prepared!
Fireman Sam and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) have joined forces to get young children switched on to safety this Bonfire night.
You have to admit there is something really unique about Bonfire Night. To me it has a special atmosphere to it, and once it More
Book tickets to see the award-winning animated film We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, accompanied by a live 40-piece symphony orchestra to raise money for charity this weekend!
Remember, remember the 5th November! If you’re spending Bonfire Night in London this year, check our round-up of London’s best firework displays.
Woo hoo the half term holidays have started! That means lots of time for crafts and activities. To start everything off we made some More
Looking for Halloween recipes? You’ve come to the right place. These delicious Halloween Marshmallow Pops look incredibly spooky!
Take a trip to theatreland with your kids and enjoy a London show perfect for the whole family.
Looking through Pinterest I came across countless pins about non-carve pumpkin ideas. I only wish that I had enough time and pumpkins to try More
Famileo is a family newspaper that allows you to keep in close contact with your family, sharing news, photos and messages.
Here are two great Halloween arts and crafts posts, perfect for half term. Make sure you follow my Halloween board on Pinterest for more More
It may seem a little early to be thinking of booking your local Christmas pantomime, but don’t be fooled – seats are booking fast, and we definitely don’t want you to miss out – oh, no we don’t!
We’ve been following Father Christmas’s movements very closely to plot exactly when and where he’ll be appearing in this year.
As BB is getting older (sigh) I have started doing simple and quick activities that focus on colour and shapes. And now that is More
We’ve pulled together a list of UK locations where you and your little ones can pick-your-own pumpkin. Don’t forget to book tickets in advance!
Steve Backshall shares some pretty awesome ideas for nature activities for kids to keep them amused during the summer holidays.
We have been trying to do this simple dyed flowers science experiment for the past year, but every time we tried it it never More
Whether you’re jetting off to play on a sandy white beach, have plans to skateboard in the park, or are looking forward to a family camping trip, check out our recommendation for your must-have travel essential for kids…
CarFest South will take place from 26th-28th August at Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire and visitors can expect a full-throttle festival weekend.
I learnt how to play Ultimate Ninja when I worked for Disney Cruise Line. We played it as part of our team building exercises More
We’ve come up with a list of must-have picnic products so you and your little ones are prepared for your days in the sunshine.
Without a cloud in sight and the sun beaming down, picnic weather has finally arrived in London. But where is the best place to dine al fresco in the city?
Situated in the heart of Hertfordshire and home to over 800 exotic wild animals and some fabulous animatronic dinosaurs, Paradise Wildlife Park is set to thrill animal lovers and dino fans alike.
Big Feastival brings a world-class line-up of music, chef and family entertainment to the Cotswolds on 26-28 August. Have you got your tickets yet?
I remember when I was younger having one of those scratchboards that when you scratched the black covering off you got the vibrant colours More
10 tips written by Dr. Amanda Gummer on how to keep your children cool and entertained during a heatwave.
I’ve always liked to keep a diary when travelling, so that I can look back on the adventures I’ve had. I try to make More
Expert tips and ideas to keep in mind to help you, your children and others stay safe around water this summer:
Situated in a quiet street in iconic Westminster, right next to St. James’s tube, the hotel has curated a fabulous family experience for little adventurers this summer.
Staycation is the buzzword of the UK summer, and this year many of us will be looking to explore what’s on our very own doorstep.
Music sessions designed for babies and toddlers are a fantastic way to introduce them to music and the world around them. FInd a class near you now.
We have all heard the stories of how if you leave a tooth in coca cola that it will completely dissolve. EC was telling More
Get ready for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with these awesome Jubilee party games for kids.
These classes will help children learn the basics of cooking and baking, as well as teaching them about healthy foods.
What’s on in London: A round-up of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations happening across the capital.
It’s party time! We’ve pulled together some fabulous jubilee party decorations and accessories for your street party or garden gathering.
So far I have shared how to play the card games spoons, clock patience, and beggar my neighbour. My next one for you is More
Just before Christmas, while I was doing a craft supply run at Hobby Craft, I came across a giant weaving loom that they had. More
It has been a really long time since I did French knitting, and I do still, somewhere, have my French knitting doll. I think More
It has been a really long time since we made stress balls. I think I first made some with EC and YC when they More
What better way to spend a weekend afternoon or an early summer evening than enjoying a fabulous pub lunch in a beautiful setting with all the family?
Pong Hau K’i is a traditional Chinese (although it is known by other names in different countries) board game for 2 people. I first More
Nanny Anita’s 50 favourite Easter crafts and activities to keep the whole family busy over the holidays.
Marwell Zoo has unveiled the latest new species to join its wildlife park – a collection of towering dinosaurs made using more than two million toy bricks.
I love it when the blossom starts to come out, so in honour of the start of spring we decided to
I know I have probably said it before, but one of BB’s favourite things to do is put items into containers and then pull More
It has been a really long time since I made a cardboard box creation for my charges. I think the last one I made More
A wet and windy half term is here, but fear not, we’ve pulled together some fun Lo-Dough recipes ideal for baking with the kids. More
Over the past few weeks we have done quite a few Halloween crafts and games, therefore it is high time for a science based More
Recently I finished reading the Count of Monte Cristo (which is an incredible book if you are looking for your next read) that has More
Well the new school year is underway, and the homework is already starting to pile up. As well as all the normal things that More
At play group BB has discovered play dough. He also helped make pizzas for dinner the other day. I was shocked, he actually managed More
Looking after a newborn doesn’t mean you have to neglect an exercise routine. Postnatal fitness classes where your child comes along too are the best way to get into shape after having a baby.
If you’re looking for a kid-friendly hotel in London as a base from which to visit the sights as a family, check out the Little Explorer’s package at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.
If you’re looking for things to do in London with the kids, why not check out what’s going on in London’s Royal Parks this summer?
This flight school is a great way to spend a screen free rainy day during the summer if you have run out of ideas. More
This year for EC’s birthday he did a magic workshop. He has been into learning magic tricks for the last few years. My knowledge More
Our favourite preschool school show, Thomas & Friends, has today announced that Oxford is to be ‘twinned’ with the Island of Sodor, the home of Thomas the Tank Engine, after it topped its newly created ‘Thomas & Friends Friendship Index’ as the UK’s friendliest city.
Are you packing for your family staycation? Wherever you’re going this summer, whether it’s day trips out or fun further afield, little listeners can More
Created by none other than Maggie Bulger, b_together will offer Monday to Friday childcare centred around a bespoke education programme for babies, toddlers and kids of all ages.
To celebrate summer, The Lensbury have launched Teepees by the Thames, a unique riverside dining experience, making it a magical choice for a family dinner, as well as a brilliant staycation destination.
Laura Brand is on hand with Peter Rabbit inspired nature crafts and her top tips on enjoying nature and the great outdoors with the kids.
With the delayed Tokyo Olympics starting (hopefully) on July 23rd I thought it would be fun to re-post this Olympic Ring Toss activity. Make More
The social skills learned through camp life will help your child navigate their way through their teens and set them up for later life.
Did you ever make mud pies when you were little? I loved making them, and playing in the mud in general. I remember spending More
I think I have lost count of the number of times I have struggled to put sun tan lotion onto a uncooperative child while More
Tonies are set to give kids a unique introduction to classical music wrapped up in the legendary voice of David Bowie and we couldn’t be more excited…
I had hoped that I could build this perfect den outside for my charges. However, the English weather had other ideas and decided to More
A safe, no-screens WI-FI enabled speaker that plays a whole host of kids’ classics, the Toniebox is the staycation essential of the summer, perfect More
We’ve come up with some top tips and creative ideas on how to make the most of your home staycation, for your back garden and beyond!
The Pentalpha puzzle apparently comes from Crete, although I haven’t been able to find any information on it. This game is similar to solitaire More
If you’ve got a long car journey coming up or need to keep them entertained on the school run, podcasts are your new saviour.
I first came across the poem of Little mouse when i was flicking through Pinterest years and years ago. It seemed very sweet, but More
For all those thrill-seekers out there, hold onto your sun hats, Tornado Springs is opening at Paultons Park. With new attractions for all ages, it’s set to be the staycation destination of the year.
Did you know young children between the ages of 3-6 should spend at least 180 minutes (3 hours) a day doing a variety of physical activities spread throughout the day, including active and outdoor play?
I got the chance the other day to do a craft just with EC, this very rarely happens, and I was so excited to More
‘Tis the season for outdoor adventures and exploration! Whether you’re off to find a bluebell wood, have plans for a picnic in the park, More
While I was training at Norland I was placed into a baby room at a nursery for a term. It was a sweet little More
Play dough is such a big hit in this household. BB will spend hours playing with it. I made him and and YC a More
Check out this round-up of family lockdown activities for half term. Watch this space, the list of things to do is growing!
Staying with a winter theme for our maths activity I thought what could be better than doing our own do you want to build More
Get stuck into a selection of family-fun activities from fort building to scavenger hunts that will guarantee to keep your kids covered this lockdown.
I hope that you all had a great Christmas. The time between Christmas and new year can sometimes feel a little flat. These minute More
These Father Christmas pine cone decorations are ones that are inspired by a set that I have at home, just like the snowmen decorations More
These Christmas straw shooters are such a fun little craft and activity to do. I am pretty sure that most people will have made More
As a nice break from the Christmas crafts, it’s time to do a fun family Christmas activity. If your household is anything like mine, it More
A while ago I posted about an experiment that we had done using skittles, well we used that experiment to carry out another one; a More
Don’t forget to follow our DIY toys board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of More
By Sheila Merrill, public health adviser at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Every so often for bath time EC and YC like to add tablets that change the water colour. They like to see what colours More
Make sure that you follow our STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom. In More
Make sure you follow my outside activities board on Pinterest. I have finally managed to get around to teaching EC and YC the game More
Sometimes the most enjoyable activities are the simplest ones; those that don’t require any steps to follow, but instead allow you to create with More
I have seen these Halloween light jars being made on Pinterest for some time now, and they are just adorable. There are many ways More
I love how there seems to be a limitless number of things that you can do with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. So far More
Fireman Sam is inviting your children to draw their very own modern-day hero, and post it on social media using the hashtag #FindTheHero. They’ll donate £1 to the DEC Coronavirus Appeal for every picture, up to £10,000.
A few weeks ago I did a Halloween themed memory game that went down a storm with my charges. Today’s game is another memory More
Looking for gory games, creepy creations and eerie extras to throw the ultimate Halloween party? Read on!
Make sure you follow our maths board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of the More
When I was in either year 4 or 5 of primary school French skipping was pretty much the chosen game of all the girls. More
One of my favourite sports I played as a child was hockey, one of the warm up games that we used to do was More
I apologise now for these instructions, it is a little bit tricky to explain how to make these geometric bubble wands, but bare with More
Although the summer has come to an end, we have finished off our holidays with these giant bubbles, because let’s face it, you can’t More
Make sure you follow our maths board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of the More
At the beginning of last school year we had a gentleman come over to help EC with his reading and spelling. He was absolutely More
Tone, rhythm, and pitch Babies love to listen to voices, and very early on they will recognise the tone, rhythm and pitch of a More
If you have ever been on a cruise then you are bound to have found a shuffleboard on one of the open decks. It More
Hurray! My favourite time of year is here again. I said it last year, and I am sure I will say it next year… More
My favourite time of the year is once again almost upon us! The season of crisp mornings, cosy afternoons filled with hot chocolate and More
Marwell Zoo is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, from endangered Amur tigers to majestic giraffes.
Now that BB is finally sitting up unaided it is time to break out the sensory activities. First up is our autumn sensory tray. More
Make sure you follow our maths board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom. I’ve created a More
You’ll need: paints dry leaves paper Even though autumn is coming to a close there are
YC has been asking for a new batch of play dough for a while now, so this week was the perfect opportunity to make More
Last year I came across this leaf chromatography experiment from one of my favourite websites Playdough to Plato. It shows what colours make up More
Make sure you follow our activities board on Pinterest, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of the page. I’ve probably More
Learning how to form letters properly takes a long time and needs lots of practice. To break things up a bit, I use a More
If you’re planning a DIY family photoshoot, read these tips by family photographer Coral
Here are some of my top picks for activities and games to take on holiday.
We have listed some fabulous suggestions for products that are great for all the family – whatever their ages!
Make sure you follow our homemade toys board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t for get to pin the Pin at the bottom. More
We are back to an oldie but a firm favourite activity of mine; setting off volcanoes. This was one of the shows I use More
If you’re looking to arrange a social distancing photoshoot for your family check out my recommendation for finding the best photographer in your area.
Make sure that you follow our reading board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to pin the Pin at the bottom of More
I’m guessing that you know of, or have heard of the game Connect 4…? Well, this is Connect 4: sight word edition of the More
Don’t forget to follow our STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas. Do you have a spare 5 minutes? Do you really want to More
I have been thinking about doing something with mosaic tiles for a while now and have come up with a mosaic play dough busy More
You might not think it, but when it comes to horse riding in London there are a lot of options. Here are the best More
Doing leaf rubbings is such a child friendly craft and one that is easy to make into a reusable busy bag. Make sure you More
Make sure you are following our reading board on Pinterest for more ideas. An important part of learning to read is learning about rhyming More
This activity is primarily a science based one, you can leave it at just the experiment, but we
Make sure you follow our activity board on Pinterest for more ideas. When I was little I had the world’s greatest Kaleidoscope, well it More
Enjoy half-term and grow some of the 20 quickest fruit & veg crops with your kids. A perfect activity to entertain them in the sunshine.
Make sure you follow our reading board on Pinterest for more ideas. YC’s list of sight words grows weekly, and although she is very More
We’ve come up with some recommendations for you to get the most from your outdoor space, together with the best ways to transform your garden into a safe and fun place to spend time with each other and the kids.
At the moment I am really into making our own homemade versions of games like our Scrabble game and tin can stilts. This week More
Make sure you follow our maths board on Pinterest for more ideas. A nice and simple maths game for your little ones to help More
These snap cards have been a labour of love for me, I started making them over a year ago and have only just finished More
These pom pom shooters are guaranteed to delight your little ones. I pre-made ours and had them on the dinning table to hand out More
Here is a simple capital and little letter match game. You will need: Capital and little letter worksheet Pen Very simply they need to More
Did you ever use stilts in your PE classes at school? I have really vivid memories of using them when I was in primary More
When I worked for Disney Cruise Line one of the experiments we used to do with the children was the Diet Coke and Mentos More
Spring brings with it the perfect weather for flying kites; so to finish up our Easter holidays we made some perfect paper kites to More
I always feel that St. George’s day passes the English by with very little attention, which makes me rather sad, especially when so much More
Another fun and easy phonics game for children. One of the big parts of learning to read is being able to identify the sounds More
First of all I will apologise for the complete lack of photos, we did this activity last year and I didn’t actually write it More
I don’t think there is anything better than doing an educational activity that really makes you laugh, I think it stops children from thinking More
A thaumatrope is a 19th Century toy; it is a disk with a picture on each side, which is attached to two pieces of More
I remember watching those English look and read TV series on the BBC when I was at school (gosh is that showing my age); More
Do you ever see a craft or activity online and think “I have to do that?” (I hope that at least some of my More
This is just an easy and simple maths game to help little ones with counting, writing their numbers and gross motor skills. You will More
This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy time together and really share wonderful experiences that will benefit not only your child’s developmental progress but also create many happy memories for you as a parent.
Last year I turned some of our endless supply of plastic eggs into word spinners. This year I have turned some more of our More
The LEGO challenge is very simple. Each person takes it in turn to name something like an object, animal, plant etc. Then everyone builds it.
Card games are always a hit at times like Christmas, and in times of well, self-isolation!
The Easter holidays are almost upon us. The days are a little brighter and a little longer. Here are the best ways to get More
In my search to find new ways to decorate eggs I tried to marble them using marbling ink, which turned out to be a More
There are a lot of recipes out there for puffy paint that require a microwave, but I managed to find one from the Artful More
An Easter garden is more than just a pretty centre piece for your Easter lunch, it is a way to help teach children about More
Every day YC comes home with a key ring of sight words that she needs to practice. Once she has learnt them, new words More
A gift is always a great idea but if like us, you can’t bear to buy another candle or pair of fluffy socks, you might want to try investing in an experience that you’ll never forget.
For this years Mothering Sunday gift I thought I would go back to the tradition of giving flowers. At my church we always get More
I’m not sure why I decided to make our own Scrabble Junior busy bag but at the time I must have thought that it More
Im not going to lie, I am super proud of this activity. Not because of it’s coolness factor, but because it appealed to the More
One thing I remember having to do at Norland was to make a story bag and fill it with props to go with a More
This week’s science experiment is an easy one, it doesn’t require any real set up or clean up time (unless you make a huge More
We have made this playdough before but it was such a long time ago that we thought that we would give it another go. More
Once you have a baby, it can feel as though the world shrinks a little – suddenly those trendy delis and coffee shops that we used to lunch in with friends don’t feel as comfortable a hangout with a curious toddler in tow.
For the past few weeks (actually pretty much from January 2nd) my inbox has been filled with all sorts of Valentine’s related ideas, mostly More
I love coming up with new ideas for homemade and thoughtful gifts. As I was looking through Pinterest a while ago I kept coming More
The countdown to February half-term has officially begun! Check out the best family-friendly events happening in London and beyond.
In England we obviously don’t celebrate the day before Lent in the same way as other countries do. Of course we eat yummy pancakes, More
This activity can be done on so many levels; from number matching to really hard maths problems. You will need Red paper Scissors Pens More
A few months ago we had gentleman come to visit EC from the Lyndhurst Dyslexia Centre. He spent half an hour with EC going More
Last year I made a Valentine’s Bingo game and was left with hundreds of cut out hearts. Rather than throw them away I stuck More
EC came home the other day with a reading book all about rainbows, after finishing it he decided that he wanted to make a More
This probably works better when the weather is colder as the sun catchers will last longer
Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. After the excitement More
If you were to google baking soda and vinegar the majority of your search would be filled with volcanoes. Which is one of my More
Plan ahead and draw up a list of things to find while outside. Go on a treasure hunt and see how hard they work. TARKA London share their expert tips on getting your kids outdoors.
I came across this amazing magic milk experiment on Pinterest quite a while ago and have been waiting for the perfect time to do More
I actually did this activity round at somebody else’s house! I don’t normally do that, but YC really wanted to do it with one More
Do you know what will get children jumping up and down with excitement and wanting to do their homework? Showing them that they are More
Final Calling for flight … My two charges love playing aeroplanes, it is their main game, and results in numerous bags being packed and More
I am pretty sure that when your little ones get sent home with all their work on the last day of term there will More
YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to More
Make sure you are following my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. If there More
I recently saw this craft on Pinterest, although the original was made into a bird feeder. With a fairy themed spin on the idea. I More
From meeting Santa and his reindeers to craft workshops and markets, here are the best things to do this holiday season in London and beyond.
Trying to help my youngest charge write her own letters can be slightly difficult. I sometimes find that the letters in the workbooks that More
What you will need: paper plates, black paper, paint, scissors
From rebuilding the city with LEGO bricks to half-term Halloween raves, here are the best ways to spend the October holiday with your children.
I love carving and decorating pumpkins, but I prefer the non-carve approach because it means younger children can get involved with very little help, More
I have spent a lot of time over the last two years concentrating on the main 26 phonic sounds, but both my charges are More
Children are social creatures, they like to be part of a tribe where they can form a camaraderie with other children and work toward a common goal. Have you ever set your child on the task of looking for your sunglasses? Their eyes just light up with purpose!
Throwing parties can be a frightmare at the best of times, but fear not, follow our double, double, toil and trouble-free approach to Halloween More
When it is time for me to get lunch or supper ready my charges will normally go and play with their kitchen in the More
Whenever we are teaching little ones new phonics we generally will put an example to go with i.e. “a” for apple or “t” for More
We do love getting the light box out every now and then. BB was asking for it just the other week. This time I More
On our latest cookie adventure we headed out to Blenheim Palace for a walk around the lake. As always happens, the little ones found More
Both my charges love to dig; if they could they would spend the whole day outside digging up the flowerbeds looking for bugs and More
Over the last couple of weeks BB has suddenly started counting. He tries hard to count items correctly, sometimes he will do it perfectly, More
A surefire way to get out and find something stimulating and interesting is to check out one of London’s marvellous museums.
There are times when I need a quick activity that I can give to BB to keep him entertained while I either finish up More
These retro sand bottles are such a simple and easy craft to do. There is no set up time. Plus if you use a More
Forget the outside world for a weekend and immerse yourself in the Boomtown experience. With eight districts to explore and over 100 artists on More
BB has always shown a love for using sprayers and has amazing accuracy. He has managed to get me right in the eye many More
The key to a successful camping trip has to be the tent. That’s why we’ve picked seven of the most sturdy and affordable for your camping trip this bank holiday. Order today for next day delivery!
EC got one of those fossil dig sets last year, and ever since he keeps asking if he can have some more of them. More
A few months ago EC said to me “Anita, do you remember that time we did the spellings under the table?” It took me More
This experiment came about by chance a few weeks ago and has been going on ever since. During dinner EC was eating his apple More
Another great summer activity is decorating T-shirts. I used to do this a lot when I worked in summer camps, although it tended to More
Playing games based on the alphabet is a great way to help young children learn their ABC. For this particular game, children don’t need More
I-Spy can either be a great way to pass the time with small children or utterly infuriating. I was playing it recently with my More
Thursday afternoon is one of my favourite times of the week; it is when I pick up my youngest charge from nursery and we have More
Do you ever put off finishing a project and for a while, and then poof, years have gone by and you still haven’t completed More
Imaginative play is essential for children’s growth and creativity. Here are seven ideas for cultivating imagination and play with your kids.
Physical activity isn’t just about keeping fit; it’s also vital for your toddler’s development and confidence. Is your child getting enough exercise?
Picnics are one of the easiest (and most inexpensive) ways to get everyone outside enjoying the summer weather and spending some quality family time together.
I can’t think when I first came across foil art; I have very clear memories of doing at a summer camp I worked at More
I know it is the summer holidays and times tables are the last thing on your mind, but I have a new times table More
Have you ever tried to shell an egg without actually breaking it? Sounds impossible doesn’t it? Well I would have thought so too, until More
Who doesn’t like bubbles? I think they bring out the child in everyone. These bubble snakes had everyone joining in. Be sure to follow More
When I worked for Disney Cruise Line we often had to come up with our own crafts and activities for the area that we More
British weather is so predictable in its unpredictability! It has been boiling for the past few weeks, but the moment the little ones break More
What toddler doesn’t like hammering things? My mum loves to tell the story of how I took my toy hammer to her beautiful ornate More
School’s (almost) out! Here are the best things to book around the city this summer break.
I am always on the look out for new play dough recipes, the last batch I made was very salty and went slimy very More
Summer is in full swing and the school holidays are fast approaching. If you’re wracking your brains for things to do to keep the kids entertained this summer, the The Luna Cinema outdoor experience HAS to be added to your itinerary.
As the summer holidays are approaching I am beginning to get together some new activities and busy bags, as I know once the holidays start More
Get yourself down to the Maggie & Rose Islington Pop-Up open throughout the summer for a taster of what’s on offer from September.
A couple of weeks ago I posted a finger gym activity for BB, it is still one of his favourite activities to do. He More
At the weekends I volunteer at Great Ormond Street in their weekend club. I have been doing it for over 4 ½ years, and More
EC often finds falling asleep difficult. He lies there, sometimes for hours, trying to drift off. Which, obviously, gets very frustrating for him. We More
When I was based in London I would often take my charges to the Science Museum. One of our favourite places to explore was More
Learning how to make your own compass is pretty easy, and it really doesn’t take much time at all. Make sure you follow my More
Painting with watercolours on watercolour paper is always a fun way to experiment as the paints bleed into each other and create new colours More
Family friendly with fantastic coffee – here are our top London brunch hangouts.
Forget socks and bottles of booze, treat your dad to something a little different this Father’s Day.
From family-friendly festivals to slime-making workshops, here are the best things to keep the kids entertained this June.
We haven’t been actively teaching BB his phonics, but about once a week since his birth I’ve put a You Tube video of the More
Summer is finally here! Switch off the iPad and get the kids outdoors with an incredible Adventure Club. Sharky and George are returning to More
It is really important for little ones to develop their fine motor skills. They need them to do things like doing buttons up and More
This little busy bag is a fun activity to help with counting, colour matching and fine motor skills for young children. You will need: More
I done quite a few sensory trays with BB using rice, but I wanted to see how he would do with sand. He seems More
While puzzles are a lot of fun, sometimes taking one on the go can lead to more trouble than it’s worth, especially when those More
When I started out making this phonics activity I had only planned on it being just one game, but as I got stuck into More
Over the last few weeks BB has become obsessed with cutting things. At meal times he now likes to have a knife rather than More
Maggie & Rose, the ultimate family destination is landing in your neighbourhood this September!
One of the biggest barriers to children writing can be the fear of making mistakes. When they are trying and seeing those mistakes written More
While perusing the shelves of my local Waterstones, I came across a marvellous book called “Open Very Carefully: A Book With Bite” written by More
I have been looking forward to Spring since the end of last summer. Not because I don’t like the autumn and winter months, in More
These celery printed roses are an easy craft to put together that little ones will love. Not only is it a good one for More
My eldest charge was having a problem telling the difference between the number 6 and number 9, so for a whole week we decided More
Did you know there are around 270 species of bees in the UK! Out of those 270, 250 of them are solitary bees that More
From awesome themes to statement décor, there is so much inspiration out there to help you create your own parties.
Make the most of the Easter holidays by booking your child a place at a Maggie & Rose Big Kids’ Camp in Chiswick and Kensington. Day camps designed for children aged 3 years plus.
Last year when we tried to dye some eggs it ended in a miserable failure, all we actually managed to do was bleach the More
It feels like it has been ages since I last did a maths related activity for EC and YC. Times tables are their big More
Having complained about having all these plastic eggs left over from last year, it may come as a surprise that I just went out More
Last year we seemed to acquire lots of plastic hinged eggs, I have no idea where they came from, they just seemed to appear More
During half term I had a really quiet week! Mainly because everyone went on holiday. I could have had the week off, but instead More
From theatre shows and family raves to science shows and storytime in Kew Gardens, we’ve got March in London covered.
With two year olds I always find short and sweet activities work well W.e turned the TV room into a soft play area and hired an entertainer.
Something suddenly hit me the other day while I was getting ready. And it was a possible reason as to why children don’t care More
One of the final Valentine’s crafts I wanted to do with the little ones was to make marbled heart gift tags for some special More
Here are all my Valentine’s crafts and activities in one place for you: Crafts Marbled hearts Melted crayon hearts Heart pattern pictures Paper plate More
For my youngest charge’s rest time I normally put out a selection of toys for her to play with, this gives me a chance More
Time to start on this years Valentine’s activities! It has been a really long time since I’ve made play dough. Over Christmas BB was More
This pom pom blowing activity for toddlers is a fun little game to play with them when you have 5 minutes to spare. Not More
To celebrate the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend, I’ve put together this brilliant DIY birdseed feeder for the kids. Be warned – More
The train pulled out of Victoria Station with the gravitas of the distinguished, elegant grande dame that she is and our journey out of London and through the British countryside began.
A trip to the cinema can be such a great experience for kids and adults alike. This year is set to be an action-packed year for children’s films.
The whole idea of this pipe cleaner and colander activity is to help develop fine motor skills. Make sure you follow my toddler board More
I know that the Christmas holidays have just finished and now is probably not the best time to start a busy bag. But the More
Looking to keep the little ones entertained this January. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss in London this month.
While training at Norland I had to make my own treasure basket for part of my creative option classes. I made my basket 7 More
As I was sorting out and replacing the pictures that are on the cupboard doors in the playroom, I noticed the lack of Christmas More
Is there anything more Christmassy than gingerbread men? Well, probably, but how about gingerbread men Christmas tree decorations? Now before you start reaching for More
Wow – I can’t believe that it is that time of year again. It seems like only yesterday that we were making Christmas tree More
I had seen this craft on Pinterest many months ago and knew that I really wanted to try it out. The original Pin I More
You will need: White, orange and black foam 3 circles of various sizes to draw around
A sensory light box is simply a transparent box with some fairy lights inside (the best ones are those that are battery operated as More
My eldest charge had to make a Christmas card for school (back in October) as part of a competition so we did a wax More
I originally made this Spirograph decorations back in September! It wasn’t because I was being really organised with Christmas prep, but because I had More
As I am sure you must have heard, Mickey Mouse just had his 90th birthday! Pretty remarkable to think about. I’ve been quite busy More
You will need: paper plates paint and ribbon for each colour double sided sticky tape
There is something wonderfully ‘Christmassy’ about gingerbread though I am not sure the origin of it is Christmas based at all, after all gingerbread More
For my youngest charge’s birthday party we did a Minnie Mouse theme and rather than have one entertainer come, we had a few stations More
I had planned to do this marble run with tapioca pearls during the summer. It was all thought out; I was going to set More
It seems like a good idea to make the most of the good weather, and make some sun catches to capture those last rays More
I have seen these done Halloween 3D spider balls before and thought how cool these looked. Of course I had to get my charges More
It’s hugely beneficial to spend time outside with your family. Here are the best ways to truly enjoy the changing seasons.
I love October, it is by far my favourite month. There is so much going on, and of course there is Halloween to prepare More
Designed for children aged 3 years +, the Maggie & Rose Big Kids’ Camps play host to a range of fabulous activities and entertainment, as well as delicious homemade lunches and snacks. The action-packed itinerary features awesome Halloween themed classes, including Spooky Spiders Art, Pollock Pumpkins and a Monster Mash-up!
This is a very simple activity, but leads to hours of fun for the whole family. My charges really enjoyed just playing around with More
Everyone must have, at some point, done Halloween feely boxes. They are a classic party game. Well we didn’t these ones at a party, More
The circus is back in town and the Natural History Museum’s ice rink will be unveiled in time for half-term. Here are the best places to get out and about this season.
Learning a second language seems more important than ever today. With young children able to learn and pick up skills faster than any other More
Do you know what one of the hardest things to do with a toddler is? Go to the loo. BB is too little to More
Spending New Year’s Eve with the kids this year? We know it’s still a couple of months away, but tickets always sell out months in advance so here’s your September heads up!
Every morning when YC and EC go off to school, BB and I spend about 20 minutes putting laundry away and sorting out bedrooms. More
Maggie & Rose have taken over CANVAS on the fifth floor at Harvey Nichols for two weeks, turning the space into an awesome pop-up play area for little ones. It has to be seen to be believed!
Soane’s Kitchen is a new opening this year from London catering company Social Pantry. The food is all seasonal and sustainable. The menu changes depending on the availability of the seasonal produce and it’s clear the staff are proud of the vegetable garden.
Last week we made some painted salt structures. I left a couple of them on the window sill of the playroom to dry out More
Do you know the quickest way to get a bunch of boys aged between 5 – 11 interested in doing an activity? Tell them More
Some of us would never dream of taking the kids to a music festival. Y-Not Festival has changed my mind. Kids at festivals have an enviable amount of fun. Perhaps 2018 has seen festivals step up the family-friendly area everywhere.
When I was a lot younger I had these block puzzles. I absolutely loved them; they were probably one of my favourite toys. They More
We skipped into James Blunt’s boozer around 7pm. It’s a quaint little local (if you’re a Chelsea local) that Blunt reportedly boasted would be filled “aristocrats and even royalty.” It wasn’t. It was mostly old gentlemen and families having dinner, quietly.
If you’re not fortunate enough to be holidaying this summer, Roast want to bring the holiday to London with dishes each week from around the world.
It is absolutely typically that when we need the sunshine to do an activity we get the first cloudy day in months! Though that More
The brasserie-styled restaurant offers a bit of everything — salads, flat breads, burgers, fish — but the big deal is brunch.
Last week I set up an ice play station for BB which he loved. This week I set up a soap and water play More
The school term has finally come to an end and that long summer holiday is stretching ahead of us. We’re looking forward to spending time with the family and getting out and about to these awesome events.
This ice play for toddlers doesn’t really need a massive piece written on it, it is very self explanatory. It is probably one of More
We’ve well and truly hit summertime. Festival season is in full swing, the summer holidays have hit (or just about!) and we can’t wait to get out and about. Here’s how to make the most of London and beyond this month.
Now that my 4-year-old charge has pretty much mastered his numbers he is in need of a tricker challenge, so I thought perhaps introducing More
Looking for Kimberley Walsh’s Kimba Kids clothing line? My Baba interviewed Kimberly on life after Girls Aloud and the launch of her clothing line at Next. Read full interview here.
If there is one thing I try to do, it is to make sure that a large majority of my crafts and activities use More
The School Run is a new and exciting nationwide campaign taking place in ten primary schools across the UK this week. The baton will pass from London to Bristol, Northumberland, Cambridge, Cardiff, Brighton, Belfast, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Sheffield.
I used to get the light box out quite a lot of YC when she was younger. I would often put it out in More
Book your table at CAU on a balmy evening and sit looking out onto St Katharine Docks deciding which boat you’d have and where you’d go if you could afford a boat.
After a full day of nursery for both my charges I needed a nice quiet activity to keep them
If you’re planning your next family day out, here are are some excellent reasons to head to Wimbledon with the kids.
You will need: Glass pebbles (like the ones you get in fish tanks) or ordinary stones Black
Bring along the buggies, let the kids loose in the play area and kick back for a catch up with some street food snap and British booze menu.
The other week both YC and EC had a play date after school so it was a very full house with 5 children running More
Warwick Castle has always been an action-packed day out for all the family, but now you can add even more excitement to your adventure by staying on site in a medieval glamping tent.
Oxford’s Common People was a fantastic weekend filled with music, activities, street food, acrobatics and much more!
Let’s get you and your family out and about in London and beyond on the lead up to the long summer break.
Blanchette is a classic date night choice, not too serious, but with all the romance, class, and quirkiness you’d expect of a French bistro.
We asked our very own Mary Poppins aka Nanny Anita to roam the streets of London and bring us some exciting trails for children of all ages to enjoy.
If you’re looking for something extra special to do with the family this Father’s Day then look no further. The Cambridge Club’s music and food festival is set to take place at Haggis Farm in the heart of picturesque Cambridge on Sunday 17th June.
I love riddles! I am not always good them, but I love to try and think outside the box when answering them. They also More
This half term is filled with family festivals, as well as fun days out around London and plenty of arts and crafts opportunities to get creative and make something special.
BB is literally into everything! He likes to get into the cupboards and pull everything out. Light switches are his favourite and he even More
Practicing the ABC’s with little ones can be difficult to fit into a busy daily routine and I
Blackgang Chine is an action-packed, magical adventure. Its eclectic mix of attractions inspire and fuel the imaginations of little ones. From pirate ships, cowboys and the Wild West, to fairy princesses and underwater shipwrecks, your little ones will be captivated by every inch of the park.
I’m so excited, in a few weeks we are off to LA! Which means that I have started putting together a small collection of More
What will you be getting up to this weekend? Here are our top picks of what’s on around the city over the next few days.
At Forest School, children get to play in nature in all seasons of the year; they have a chance to run and make a noise, get their hands dirty and experience manageable risk, which is essential for healthy child development. Here are some great ideas for fun things to do outdoors!
BB and I have recently taken a break in our sensory play. The weather has been so lovely that we have been spending our More
Horaay! The sun is out and the summer holidays are on their way. Here are some top treasures in museums around the world I hope you and your children will enjoy.
Your next central London Spanish tapas joint is in Mayfair. It’s delicious, inexpensive and comes with seamless service.
This is a beautifully designed, family-friendly neighbourhood hub, with a wonderful sense of ethical pride in the products it stocks and local business collaborations; created by locals for locals.
If there is one activity that EC is always asking to redo it is the egg drop challenge. He absolutely loves it. This week More
The slime craze is still going strong and I know quite a few parents and nannies who are totally over it. EC and YC More
Parents are becoming more ambitious when it comes to hosting the perfect children’s party. While some aspects of children’s entertainment will always prove popular, More
Take the plunge inside a giant orca thanks to adrenaline junkies Predator Adventures. Check out our review of the speedy shark-shaped seacraft.
These little painted ladybirds are a great way to help young children with their maths’ skills
Dance classes can be a fun way encourage your children to get active, learn about music and rhythm, as well as develop confidence and coordination skills.
We sat down with the brilliant Kew-trained gardener Rupert Golby to discuss the roots of his gardening career and the best ways to get children interested in gardening.
I am pretty sure that all of you have heard of the game Boggle. If not, where have you been? This game has been More
Do you know what my first thought was when doing this red cabbage indicator experiment? Why is called red cabbage when it looks purple? More
On Sunday it will be Earth Day, in honour of this day YC and I made a bee water station for the garden. Bees More
Looking for plans for the weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our top things to do in London this weekend with More
Whether you’re after a classic, elegant, view of the palace afternoon tea, or one with cats for company, we’ve selected the coolest and cosiest afternoon tea joints in London in celebration of National Tea Day 2018.
In celebration of the International Day For Monument & Sites, we’ve compiled a list of the key monuments and attractions that the children will love to visit.
For my charges last day of term they had an Easter bonnet parade where I made them a chick and a
Who doesn’t like an Easter Egg hunt? Well I love them
You can pretty much guarantee that if you search Easter crafts you will come up with some form of
And breathe – anyone else forget to do this after having a baby? I mean there’s feeding, changing, cleaning, sterilising, washing, cooking to be done. Breathing? Surely that takes a back seat?
The lovely Gia de Picciotto is such an inspiration to me, and I love what she’s doing. If she had it her way, every More
The Lady Ottoline is what you wish your local pub was like. Elegant and brash with good booze selection and a decent restaurant upstairs.
Although the weather is starting to improve we are still getting the odd day when it’s over cast
Wright Brothers is a magnificent place to tap into London’s seafood scene. Read our full review here.
These hand and foot medallions made from salt dough make for a great activity to do with the kids
This is a great art project to do if you don’t mind a big mess and your children understand that
Marylebone’s Ishtar is serving up classic Turkish cuisine, live music and huge servings of künefe. Read more about our experience here.
As you might have seen I have been doing rather a lot of sensory activities with BB over the last few months. Our newest More
We’ve heard whisper that Trotters are plotting a huge Easter eggstravaganza. A party filled with cakes, competitions, live music and much more.
A tailor-made feast, a beautiful bouquet and dessert-to-go, TOZI’s parent date night menu for parents who never have time for themselves.
Perhaps you wouldn’t dream of taking your children to a champagne-wine bar, but 28-50 is most welcoming to families throughout the day.
The majority of BB’s toys and activities that I do with him are sensory based ones. His mind is like a little sponge, learning More
Celebrate World Book Day (Thursday, 1st March) with some of these fantastic activities, subscriptions and events to encourage your child to read and enjoy stories.
From afternoon tea in the city to pampering days in the country, here are some fantastic ways to make her feel appreciated this Mother’s Day.
One of BB’s favourite things to do is posting and dropping objects. He has a Leap Frog Elephant that you have to put rings More
The new, sustainable and healthier menu is definitely going to pull in the foodie crowd, if the charcoal grill doesn’t already.
I am slightly obsessed with making sensory bottles for BB at the moment. So far this year I have made him as Hama bead More
Safer Internet Day is coming up and it’s something the parents at my son’s school have been debating for the past few weeks. It’s More
I do love bringing out the sensory writing tray for spelling practice. I think it helps break up the monotony of writing out spellings More
Organising, buying ski gear and packing might be stressful enough without young children in tow, but you shouldn’t miss out on your annual ski More
Leo caught up with chef John who taught us how to make the perfect pizza dough. Happy National Pizza Day everyone!
Swallowing up the 5pm office crowd throughout the week, the Canary Wharf bar-resto opens its doors to everyone throughout the day and across the weekend.
BB and I have been doing quite a few Sensory activities over the past few weeks. Most of them have been sensory bottles or More
Where will your next London date night adventure take you? W’ve picked some stellar Michelin-starred choices, luxe spa days and afternoon tea experiences.
A curious Thai restaurant tucked away from Trafalgar Square, Thai Square is abuzz with tourists and locals alike — which I always find reassuring.
BB is now almost a year old and tries to get into everything. He is pulling himself up on all the furniture which does More
Please note that these loo roll bird feeders use nuts. I love it when an activity we do is totally spontaneous and child lead. More
Once again London is bursting with things to do, so here are our favourite ways to make the most of January with the family in tow.
It may be mid-January but it’s still not too late to set resolutions or goals for happy and healthy 2018 if you haven’t so far.
A former alpine skier gives us the low-down on teaching children to ski, safety and kit, and getting the family on the slopes in no time!
We all have different expectations when it comes to Sunday lunch. Mash or roast potatoes, beef or chicken, home-cooked or dining out, a big More
Here are some of our favourite family-friendly hangouts to try in 2018.
I always find (as with most holidays) we seem to end up with lots of sweets around the house. At Easter we obviously have More
This week’s activity is taste safe snow dough sensory play. BB is only 10months and puts a lot of things in his mouth. This More
Andy Puddicombe is the voice of Headspace, a former ordained Buddhist monk and a clinically
Finding the ultimate Christmas gift can be difficult, but luckily the British Library are here to help us find a unique new way of present-giving.
Over the past year I have been quite lacks in making play dough. In fact I think it has been over a year since More
South Woodford’s Grand Trunk Road will take you on a culinary journey from Chittagong to Kabul.
Each year I start thinking about possible Christmas card ideas for my charges as early as the summer. Over the past 4 Christmases that More
We collaborated with the fabulous Duck & Dry on the King’s Road, where celebrity hair stylist Emer talked us through a few easy children’s hair More
Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild.
Yay! It is time to start on our Christmas themed activities and crafts. First up is this no mess Christmas sensory bag for babies. More
What better way to get in the festive mood than ice skating with the family? We’ve round-up the best ice rinks in London so More
For date night we ventured to North West London to Turkish restaurant Ishtah in Finchley. Check out our review here.
I will be posting some English activities that were suggested to us by a dsylexia specialist over the next few months. At the beginning More
I made my first and only Guy when I was around 9 years old, and ever since I have wanted to make another one. More
Everyone deserves a bit of a pamper now and then, so we put together a list of some great spa packages that will leave you feeling relaxed and restored.
A few weeks ago EC and YC both had a play date after school. When both have play dates at the same time it More
If you search online for edible sensory bins for babies you will get millions of results. I don’t like to call any activity edible More
A few weeks ago EC and YC had a Dyslexia assessment and one thing that came up on the report was they both had More
Time to start on the Halloween crafts! Woo Hoo! I’ve got lots planned for the run up to the 31st so keep checking back. More
As we are now in October, I thought I would put together a round up of ALL the Halloween related crafts and activities that More
I do love making DIY toys from things that I have lying around at work. One item that we have many of is formula More
I still have very vivid memories of learning how to do maths with place values. I remember having to write those initials for hundreds, More
Our last craft of the summer holidays is this wooden wind chime. It isn’t just your average wooden wind chime, oh no, it is More
Join Señor Ceviche’s boozy brunch club this weekend at Charlotte Street’s new pisco-fuelled Peruvian restaurant.
I have to say, the weather for most of the summer holidays has been pretty good. Today however was the first day where it More
Five field Kono originates from Korea and is an abstract strategy game along the same sort of lines as Chinese checkers. I’m sure you More
Mancala is a game that has been around for thousands of years. It is believed to have originated in Africa or the Middle East. More
Fresh ingredients from Naples, a true passion for Italian cuisine, and around 100 wines to choose from, here’s why you should visit Donna Margherita.
Nestled under Waterloo Bridge, there couldn’t be a better cinema for date night. Cosy up and catch a screening of one of these fantastic films.
Having a new born can be really over whelming in lots of ways. One thing that I often hear is “how do I play More
YC loves new activities so was thrilled to have a cupcake busy bag one to add to the rota. When I showed her it More
The summer holidays are finally here! Which means it is time to get some new games ready for some family time, especially when we More
This week’s date night took us to The Painted Heron in Chelsea after cocktails at the Bluebird.
We round up the prettiest spots to watch the tennis this summer. From trendy bars to beach screenings, you will not be short of inspiration this summer.
I’m always thinking about good ideas for children’s birthday parties, and Kasimira always come to the rescue with brilliant themes and ideas. They’ve set More
This peek-a-boo toy is almost guaranteed to stop any tears and bring out a smile.
Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I’m not going to More
I can’t believe that my youngest charge is now 4 months! The time has literally flown by. I have previously made BB some sensory More
I am sure you have all seen/heard of/ or even bought a fidget spinner by now, and if you haven’t where have you been? More
We took ourselves out in Shoreditch and sampled Hackney’s Dirty Bones diner, though not before dropping into the Nightjar for a cocktail or two.
I do love a good brain teaser. I learnt a few of these while I was a guest on board the Disney Magic. Our More
This week we explored the area around London Bridge station and picked out our favourite date places for your next evening out.
Make sure you follow my baby activities board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. “How can More
Make sure that you follow my sensory board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. We’ve made More
Make sure you follow my STEM board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Over the last More
Make sure you follow my sensory board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to save the pin for later. If you search More
Make sure you follow my maths or English boards on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I More
This week we travelled east to Old Street for our date night feature. We started with cocktails at Christabel’s, then onto the Judge & Jury for dinner.
Make sure you follow my homemade gift boards on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. There seems More
The weather recently has just been perfect, not too hot nor too cold. It was the perfect weather for going on a nature hunt in More
When I worked for the Disney Cruise Line there was a show that I did (about once a week) that involved experiments with eggs. More
Happy National Tea Day! We’ve put together a list of our favourite places to celebrate our love of tea (and cake).
Make sure you follow my English board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Over the years More
Make sure you follow my baby activity board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to save the pin for later. Babies are More
The outfit: This outfit is comprised of TOD’S, Leather ankle boots from mytheresa.com, Mother, The Insider Crop Step Fray Jeans from mytheresa.com, Rosie Assoulin, Gingham seersucker top More
I am quite excited about this year’s Easter egg hunt, it has taken some time to do, but I think it will be really More
Hi there, I’m Helen Schryver (it’s pronounced ‘Scriver’ but you can just call me Helen!) and I’m a creative family photographer. Read on for More
When I worked for Disney Cruise Lines as a performer, one of my favourite shows was Supper Sloppy Science: How to make Flubber. It More
If you’re out of ideas for what to get your Mum for Mother’s Day, why not try an experience? Pamper parlours are always a More
Make sure you follow my slime board on Pinterest for more ideas and don’t forget to save the pin for later. We are coming More
The Look: This outfit is made up of Tory Burch Sarava burgundy leather ankle boots from The Outnet, a Closed tie neck silk blouse from More
Originally I had planned to do a St. Patricks themed slime, but EC came home from school and was showing me all his new More
Being a mum it can be hard to find time for yourself, and getting ready for a rare night out is usually no exception. Celebrity More
The outfit: This outfit is comprised of a Self-Portrait, Ruffled guipure lace blouse from Net-a-Porter, Mother, The Hustler distressed cropped high-rise flared jeans from Net-a-Porter, More
Today I’ll be introducing you to my newest charge – BB. He is currently only a few weeks old, so although he really isn’t More
Contouring is so big right now. Here’s our quick and easy make-up tutorial with celebrity make-up artist Emma O’Byrne using just one genius product, More
Make sure you follow my maths board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later Trying to get More
What to wear: This outfit is comprised of a Lu Lu Guinness, White Leather Marcie Hands Bag from Avenue 32, Dion Lee, Axis one-shoulder cotton top More
Make sure you follow my slime board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save it for later. March is going to More
What to wear: This outfit is comprised of a Raquel Allegra, Black satin slip dress from Harvey Nichols, Milly, flared sleeves blouse from Farfetch, Strategia, Embroidered More
Make sure that you follow my English activity board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. I More
With all the New Year’s proposals and happy couples planning their weddings one of the questions they will come across is – to invite More
Firstly, I admit this isn’t a really magic trick – but it certainly has a wow factor that makes it looks like magic. When I More
What to wear: This outfit is comprised of a Alexander McQueen, Embellished appliquÃ©d canvas and satin clutch, Alice + Olivia, Eleonora embroidered chiffon mini dress More
YC and EC love to grow things, be it plants, those odd growing toys or crystals. We have done a few crystal growing experiments More
What to wear: This classic boho chic outfit is comprised of a Tory Burch, Jane printed silk chiffon dress from Harvey Nichols, Saint Laurent, More
I do love a good game of memory/pairs with my charges. I used to just let the win, but now they kind of give More
What to wear: This outfit is comprised of a Sheln, Grey Layered Ruffle Sleeve Pullover Sweater, Rag & Bone /JEAN, Flared cropped jeans from Farfetch, Chloe, Faye More
The outfit: This outfit is comprised of a French Connection, Street Twill Skinny Trouser from House of Fraser, Superdry, Millie Suede Chelsea Boots, Loeffler Randall, tasseled saddle crossbody More
Make sure that you follow my writing board on Pinterest for more ideas, and don’t forget to save the pin for later. In the past More
The outfit: This outfit is comprised of a Mint Velvet, Wool Blend Military Coat from John Lewis, Ted Baker, Textured Skinny Trousers from John More
Last year I asked EC and YC what they wanted to do more of this year; EC wanted more science experiments and YC more More