Blog » Month: March 2020

Downloadable Colouring Sheets

Here we have some downloadable colouring sheets which may buy you a bit of time and what is more, are themed on thanking key workers! We have two here to thank the NHS Superheroes. Becky from Pass the Party – York. , who works as a doctor in the NHS and Ellie, an illustrator from Nutkin Avenue …

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Meet Chloe – could you fostering be for you?

For some people, like Chloe, with the nights still cold, its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park, if you just need to get away from stuff at home for a while.  But that’s what Chloe seems to be doing more of just recently, because things…

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Easter Crafts

At this difficult time, we are all looking for activities to do and I know crafting is a big hit in our house! We got out the crafting kit and have had a play, including doing a bit of research as well as including a few old favourites! There are some you can easily send…

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10 Basic Life Skills for Kids

As the first week of ‘home schooling’ draws to a close, you may be wondering what else might be worth teaching? As well as maintaining your child’s academic education, now is the perfect time to teach (or remind!) them some much needed basic life skills. Not all learning is done in the classroom, and these…

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FREE Daily Resources for Kids

Here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free each day to help with their education while schools are closed: PE with Joe Wicks: 9 am every weekday. FREE 30 minute PE lesson for kids and adults Maths with Carol Vorderman: Try free sessions and games to help keep maths fun. English…

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Little Sleep Stars: Successfully Springing Forward

How to get your child to sleep when the clocks go forward on Sunday 29th March 2020 As if there wasn’t enough to think about, the clocks go forward this weekend! Fortunately we’ve got a professional to help us out! Here Lauren Peacock from littlesleepstars.com a professional sleep consultant, shares her expert advice. In the midst of…

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Get Growing! Gardening Ideas for Little Green Fingers

I’ve just updated this blog, first published during National Children’s Gardening week 2019. I thought it may be useful now as there is never a better time to get outside in the fresh air. Whilst I am not a brilliant gardener, my son seems to love it. He loves nothing more than digging and planting,…

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National Literacy Trust launches new online zone for parents to engage children at home as schools on the North Yorkshire Coast close

Explore the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone: literacyfamilyzone.org.uk   In response to school closures on the North Yorkshire Coast and across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has today launched a free comprehensive online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting their reading,…

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101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors & In Your Garden

With the current situation in mind, I thought it was a good time to share some ideas for fun and easy things that you can do with kids indoors, or (if you have one) in your garden. 101 things to do at home! Make playdough (loads of recipes online) Grab a torch and make shadow…

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LETS KEEP BUSY!

What activities can you do mess free? Are you looking for activities to do that are mess free but will keep your children entertained? Below I have listed some fab ideas for children with the appropriate age group next to each activity. And best of all they are mess free! 🌸 Paint in a bag…

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Help Local Businesses

As lock down continues, we have to remember our local businesses and continue to shop local. When we come out the other side of this nasty virus, we want them still to be here. Many are adapting to help us too. I have tried to list as many as I know about here….(happy to add…

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Entertaining and Educating Kids at Home

School closures continue, I saw this on another group and thought it was pretty handy! It has been put together by the home ed community 💗 feel free to share. FREE online education resources Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses…

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Mother’s Day Crafts

Mother’s Day this year is Sunday 22nd March and much as we LOVE a beautiful bunch of flowers and a yummy box of choccies a little something created by our children is always a winning touch! We have put together some crafty ideas to make Mum and Grandma feel extra special this year…Hopefully there is…

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Coronavirus and what you can do to help yourself

The Coronavirus is obviously very much in the news now, therefore Bigvits felt it might be useful to remind you of the advice from the NHS, World Health Organisation and the UK Government regarding Coronavirus. Coronavirus is a family of viruses that are common across the world causing a range of illnesses from the common…

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Dalby Forest in Spring 2020

Put a spring in your step Spring cheers us all up! What better way to take in the signs than heading to Dalby? Spot the leaves unfurl, wildlife emerge and colour come back to our favourite scenes. With lots of trails, open spaces and plenty to do, it’s the perfect spot. We’re also excited about…

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Horizon Festival 2020

DAVID KNOPFLER FOUNDER OF DIRE STRAITS HEADLINING HORIZON FESTIVAL SLEDMERE!   Horizon Festival is returning to the stunning Sledmere Estate in East Yorkshire from May 29-31, with Dire Straits founder David Knopfler headlining the exciting line-up.   Following last year’s successful launch, Horizon is again teaming up with Half Moon Brewery, bringing you a big…

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Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 with the Family in Scarborough, Whitby & Filey

Mother’s Day this year falls on 22nd March 2020. I won’t lie. I dream of a day of leisure without interruption, but spending the day with my family trumps any time I would spend drinking wine and eating chocolate! There are loads of great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020 in and around Scarborough, Whitby…

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