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Blue Whale Challenge: Tips on how to keep your children safe

28th April 2017
Dear Readers, Some of you may have read recently in the daily news that there is a new online game which is gaining momentum amongst teenagers that is being reported as highly dangerous and sinister... [read more]
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The Great British BBQ; Who Wears The Crown?

28th April 2017
BBQ season is almost upon us and it looks like we may even see some sunshine this summer which means only one thing….it’s time to get grilling! In the past, it has been men who’ve... [read more]
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Morgan Schneiderlin goes back to school with Premier League Primary Stars

27th April 2017
Everton player Morgan Schneiderlin today visited St Aloysius Catholic Primary School in Huyton to mark the recent launch of Premier League Primary Stars, the Premier League’s new national curriculum-linked... [read more]
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Exhausted new parents lose out on over 650 hours of sleep a year

27th April 2017
Research finds sleep deprivation is the most stressful challenge about becoming a parent Research out today by children’s reading charity BookTrust reveals new parents are completely sleep deprived... [read more]
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World’s Greatest Young Food Photographers Announced!

26th April 2017
The winners of the Young category of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2017 were announced at a packed reception at the Mall Galleries, London, last night, Tuesday 25 April. Felicia Frank... [read more]
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BOOKING A BANK HOLIDAY BREAK FOR THE FAMILY? SAVE MONEY WITH THESE TOP TEN TIPS

26th April 2017
With Easter behind us we are now onto bank holiday two in as many weeks. If you’re looking to entertain the family and get away for the bank holiday then we have some top ten tips as to how to get... [read more]
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ADVICE SESSIONS WILL HELP PARENTS KEEP THEIR KIDS SAFE ONLINE

25th April 2017
Internet Matters joins forces with Dixons Carphone to launch ‘Digital Drop-in’s’ for parents at Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse stores across the country  Stores to... [read more]
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The b small Young Language Learner of the Year Award

21st April 2017
After a two year hiatus and high demand, independent children's publisher b small publishing will launch the b small Young Language Learner of the Year Award 2017. The award has been designed to encourage... [read more]
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Blue Peter winner brings hedgehogs and bees to the Summer of World Athletics

20th April 2017
Blue Peter winner’s motivating mascots were inspired by the dwindling populations of hedgehogs and bees in the UK. Elinor, 9, from Birmingham has won Blue Peter’s ‘Design a mascot’... [read more]
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Eating out in Dorset

18th April 2017
Ok, so the days of casually dining out on a whim in a serene setting may be on pause temporarily. Taking cherished yet unpredictable children to any eating establishment can be an unnerving thought and... [read more]
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Looking after the Grandchildren - Dorset

18th April 2017
In the past two generations, the number of children cared for by grandparents has jumped substantially from 33% to 82%*. It may seem scarcely credible, but this statistic will not raise the eyebrows... [read more]
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Healthy Family – Coping with Allergies

18th April 2017
With allergic reactions and intolerances making headlines on a daily basis, more and more parents are now on the look out for signs of allergies in their children. Thankfully, most allergies are irritating... [read more]
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May activities in Dorset

18th April 2017
Hooray – it’s May! May Day celebrations begin a month of festivals, shows and fun-filled occasions. It’s a time of year when communities congregate in city halls, village greens and... [read more]
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Heathrow Identifies the Languages Children Should Be Learning for Success

14th April 2017
With Heathrow expecting a record 868,000 passengers over Easter weekend and 200,000 extra families set to travel, the UK’s hub airport today announced its Little Linguists initiative, which aims... [read more]
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New episodes of Kazoops are coming to CBeebies!

13th April 2017
Pre-schoolers are in for a treat as brand new episodes of Kazoops are set to air on CBeebies from Monday 17th April. Kazoops is all about Monty, a spirited boy of six with a huge imagination! His... [read more]
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Butterflies Crash In Fourth Worst Year On Record

12th April 2017
UK butterflies suffered their fourth worst year on record in 2016 with the majority of species experiencing a decline in numbers, a study has revealed. A mild winter followed by a cold spring contributed... [read more]
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Great Egg-scape: Brits shun traditional family get togethers to flock abroad this Easter

11th April 2017
More and more Brits are opting for spring in the sun rather than family fun at home this Easter – according to new research. Sun seekers are increasingly looking to European destinations like... [read more]
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Two Fifths Of Brits Take After Their Parents’ Money Habits

11th April 2017
When it comes to budgeting and spending patterns, over two fifths (43%) of Brits say their parents have been their biggest influencer on their money behaviour while one in 10 (11%) attribute this to their... [read more]
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SIX OUT OF TEN PARENTS CONCERNED THEIR KIDS WILL SPEND EASTER HOLIDAYS GLUED TO DEVICES

11th April 2017
Internet Matters offers five simple tips to manage children’s screen time this Easter Despite forecasters predicting the upcoming Easter weekend could be the hottest on record - research has found... [read more]
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CAN YOU IDENTIFY YOUR SWALLOWS FROM YOUR SWIFTS?

7th April 2017
The British public struggles to identify the nation’s birds according to new research commissioned by popular pre-school series Twirlywoos, in partnership with RSPB The survey results revealed... [read more]
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Schools Leave the Class on May 18th!

7th April 2017
On May 18th a massive annual initiative to get half a million children across the world learning and playing outside of their classroom will take place. Children in the UK will join schools from all... [read more]
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Eoin Morgan and Charlotte Edwards inspire the next generation of cricketers

7th April 2017
England cricket stars Eoin Morgan and Charlotte Edwards visited an Uxbridge Primary School on Thursday 30 March. Eoin and Charlotte taught the pupils from St Andrew’s C of E Primary School about... [read more]
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Help your child book binge this Easter

5th April 2017
Encouraging reading for enjoyment from an early age can help children on their reading journeys, inspiring a lifelong love of sharing stories and books. Research shows reading for pleasure has a dramatic... [read more]
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Introducing Premier League Primary Stars!

3rd April 2017
The Premier League has launched Premier League Primary Stars, an exciting learning programme for primary school girls and boys aged 5-11. Using the inspiration and fun of sport to connect pupils’... [read more]
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Feeding the Ducks? Beak Careful!

3rd April 2017
Everyone loves feeding ducks. It’s fun to throw some tasty bread and watch them happily gobble it down. But get this: bread is bad news for a duck’s tummy! So if you’re planning a... [read more]
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Road safety charity announces crucial training opportunity for support workers

29th March 2017
Brake, the road safety charity, is running an essential webinar on vicarious trauma, which will offer expert guidance on the condition to all victim support professionals. Led by academics and expert... [read more]
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Only 1 in 3 drinks consumed by children are ‘good for their teeth’

28th March 2017
New data commissioned by the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) shows that just over 1 in 3 drinks consumed by primary school children aged 5 to 9 are good choices for their dental health[1].  Water... [read more]
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Tuition for children in Dorset

16th March 2017
The level of education our children receive at primary school is normally first class, yet there are always tricks and tips that will help enhance a child’s learning ability and gain a better understanding... [read more]
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News in Dorset

15th March 2017
New Library Opening for Kingsleigh Primary School World Book Day was celebrated in style this year at Kingsleigh Primary School in Bournemouth, as it coincided with the opening of their revamped school... [read more]
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CARING FOR SCHOOL UNIFORMS // TIPS AND TRICKS TO MAKE THEM LAST

14th March 2017
By Jacqui Paterson. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the girls can ruin their school uniforms, or how much it adds up when you’re constantly having to replace items. Which... [read more]
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Family Holidays in and around Dorset

13th March 2017
    Families living in the South West are ideally located to take a mini-break, or longer holiday, to a choice of unique and often stunning destinations, within an approximate 2-hour drive... [read more]
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Childrens' Parties in Dorset

25th February 2017
A birthday is a momentous time in a child’s year. After all it’s the day when they are likely to be showered with gifts, attention, cards and a pile of treats. Unlike Christmas, a... [read more]
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Since 1957, over 8,000,000 children and parents have discovered what makes PGL, the UK’s no.1 for children’s 'summer camp' activity breaks

1st February 2017
Our all-inclusive residential holidays offer children bags of fun activities, new friends and freedom to express themselves but in a safe, supportive environment with first class care. So much more... [read more]
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