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A toolkit for teaching kids about money-saving beyond the piggy bank

14th June 2019

Emerging research indicates that the UK has some of the lowest rates of financial literacy in Europe, a figure associated with a lack in financial lessons from a young age. As part of an ongoing effort to address the gap in financial literacy, the English national curriculum now mandates financial education...

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Enjoy a weekend break with the kids this summer at The Belfry Hotel & Resort | Kids stay and eat for free!

13th June 2019

The Belfry Hotel & Resort is situated in 550 acres of stunning North Warwickshire countryside and perfectly positioned for a family getaway. There are a range of family facilities to enjoy on-site at The Belfry including, swimming, mini-golf, woodland walk, playground, arts and crafts, games room...

Screen time impact on children.

13th June 2019

BA Hons qualified, Paula Franklin of OFSTED outstanding and award winning Squirrels Nursery & Forest School, based in Buckinghamshire. Plays a key part in a National study around the impact of handheld screen time on the development of speech in babies and young children. The findings indicate...

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Watch the new Spirit Riding Free music video

10th June 2019

TV series Spirit Riding Free, which delights children across the world, follows the adventures of Lucky, a city-turned-country girl, wild mustang, Spirit, and her two best friends, Pru and Abigail. To celebrate Best Friends Day, DreamWorks Animation have brought together three incredibly talented...

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Children's Book Award 2019 Winners Announcement

10th June 2019

The Children’s Book Award 2019 winners – chosen and voted for entirely by children – are announced in a celebratory awards ceremony at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. And Arree Chung’s Mixed – a book about colour, tolerance and embracing differences - comes 1st! Arree...

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Gear up for World Music Day with our new Horrible Histories: The Movie resource

6th June 2019

The Horrible Histories franchise hits the big screen on 26 July with Altitude’s Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans, and to celebrate we’ve created a brand-new cross-curricular resource and a limited number of printed packs. With World Music Day on 21 June, our new Horrible...

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Everyday household chores to teach your child responsibility

28th May 2019

An international study shows that only 47% of young Brits say that they help with household chores. But giving your children responsibility at home can teach them how to manage responsibility throughout life, and prepare them for the real world. And it's never too young to start! Luckily for parents,...

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Unicorn Land exclusive discount code

28th May 2019

Unicorn Land is the most magical experience your child will ever have, with memories to last a lifetime. The UK’s first ever unicorn tour is a wonderful opportunity for children to meet, groom and ride unicorns or have a memorable trip in a unicorn princess carriage. Unicorn Land is an enchanting...

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UK moths battling unfair reputation

27th May 2019

Around three-quarters of the UK population (74%) have some negative opinion of moths, with many people believing the majority eat clothes and are pests, a study has revealed. A YouGov poll for wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation revealed that 64% of people associated moths with eating clothes...

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MINIBRUM ARRIVES AT THINKTANK

24th May 2019

MiniBrum, a major new mini city space where children are in charge, will open to the public at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, on Saturday 25th May. This exciting, interactive child-sized world has been created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups, and features recognisable...

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Funding secured to help Birmingham children during the school holidays

17th May 2019

Happy Healthy Holidays has secured £2million funding to provide free holiday food and fun activities for children across Birmingham during the 2019 summer holidays. Funded by the Department for Education, Happy Healthy Holidays will be running this summer across all of Birmingham’s ten...

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Why is art so important for kids?

10th May 2019

There is an important link between taking artistic courses like visual art in middle school, and getting better grades – according to a March 2019 study by researchers at George Mason University. Art is a powerful way for children to connect with their inner world, but also to express...

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Harrz Young Starz Awards 2019

6th March 2019

Harry’z Young Starz Awards are designed to acknowledge and celebrate those young individuals, who show how amazing they are by going above and beyond what would usually be expected. The Categories From April 2019 the charity Help Harry Help Others (HHHO) will be launching a monthly award for...

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