Author Archives: Andy Meears

Treasure Baskets for babies

Treasure Baskets for babies contain collections of objects that are usually natural or made from natural materials, such as rolling pins, fir cones, feathers and fruit. There is new evidence to suggest that young children respond more intensely to natural materials … Continue reading

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My 2 year old won’t stay in bed; any ideas?

Can you help one of our Small Steps mums with a problem: My 2 year old won’t stay in bed. “Hi all, I am mum to two DD, 2 and 4. I am having a problem with my two year old … Continue reading

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Win one month’s membership to Gymboree Classes at Wandsworth & Clapham.

For over 30 years Gymboree has been helping turn fun into learning as the world’s foremost provider of children’s developmental programmes. Through engaging, age-appropriate activities, Gymboree classes help children learn the concepts, skills and tasks needed to set a solid … Continue reading

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Baby and toddler photo competition – August’s Cover Star winner announced

Congratulations to Oliver Clarke, aged 10 months from Manchester, for this fantastic winning photo! Oliver is Cover Star winner for the month of August. It is lovely to see so many wonderful pictures each month and this cute photo really captured the … Continue reading

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Find fun and exciting family days out.

Are you looking for fun family days out? Our Local Events Calendar  is full of family days out, activities and things to do. Below we have listed a few ideas; click on the links for more information or, if your local area isn’t … Continue reading

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Books to help with starting school

Do you have a little one about to start school? There are some good books available to read to your little one to help them get ready for the start of school. These books are ideal for introducing children to the … Continue reading

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Win a Family Ticket to Planet Ice Milton Keynes.

There is something for everyone at Planet Ice Milton Keynes – public skating, weekly disco sessions with live DJ, parent & toddler sessions, courses that teach a wide variety of winter sports, ice hockey matches & training, birthday parties, group … Continue reading

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5 simple activities for boosting numeracy skills

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework (for children aged 0-5) expects that children should be able to: “count reliably with numbers from 0 to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one … Continue reading

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Top tips for going to nursery or primary school for the first time

Starting nursery is the beginning of a new and exciting stage in your child’s life. But it’s also the end of an era so feelings of sadness and anxiety are inevitable. When you’ve been by your baby’s side every waking moment from the second … Continue reading

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Competitions ending this month – win baby and toddler goodies.

We have many amazing baby and toddler competitions closing soon!  Just click on the competition links below and enter today! Win a Family Portrait to the value of £100 from Five Valleys Photography. Win a fantastic 2-night break at The … Continue reading

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