Blog » Month: April 2020

Ways to Celebrate VE Day at home with the family during Lockdown

The weekend of May 8th – 10th 2020 is the time to commemorate and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, marking the end of the war in Europe. Why not throw a “LOCKDOWN” VE Day Party at home – we have put together some great ideas to get the kids involved! To plan your…

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How to help children practice their reading and writing during the lockdown

If your child doesn’t want to read at home you are definitely not alone. Ideas to make reading and writing fun for kids! Write a journal: Encourage your kid to write a journal about their own experience during the lockdown. Their writing level isn’t an issue, even if they can only write a few words because…

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Pyjamarama

Friday 1 May 2020, libraries will celebrate Pyjamarama – a national story sharing event. It will of course be more challenging this year as libraries are closed! Filey Library are determined to reach as many parents and young children as possible. Pyjamarama is an initiative by Book Trust to promote the benefits of storytelling, especially…

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 is Wednesday 22nd April 2020. Here are a few ideas as to what you can do to do your little bit to help as a family whilst we are living in these unprecedented times.   Litter Picking – whilst on a daily exercise, take a bag and pick up any rubbish you…

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St George’s Day – Shields, Castles & Dragons!

On Thursday 23rd April, it’s St George’s Day so we have decided to make some shields, castles and dragons to celebrate!   St George was made the Patron Saint of England in 1350 by Kind Edward III and the legend is that he slayed a dragon!   There are  also lots of resources for parents…

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Homeschooling Topic Ideas

As we’re now “back” at school, are you enjoying a bit of routine? Or have you had enough? Wondering what to do now? Our school have been fantastic and we feel very lucky to have such amazing support. We are supplementing the set school work with some fun topics which can be tailored for any…

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20 Ways to Celebrate Birthdays During Social Isolation

Birthdays still happen even in isolation, but how to make it fun…?! Fellow mumbler Charlotte has just celebrated her first child’s birthday during the lockdown and has sent us these fab ideas! Toddler Mumbler turned two on Saturday – our first birthday celebration in social isolation! Having no idea what a birthday is usually like,…

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Mini First Aid Online Courses

As we are all aware, normal life is on hold as coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our everyday routines. As such, we are very aware that many of you will be unable to attend our 2 hour Baby and Child First Aid class in person. That’s why we have pulled out all the stops to…

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Easter Egg Hunt Ideas with a Difference

With the prospect of the entire Easter Weekend fully at home, you might want to mix things up a little bit and make the traditional Easter Egg Hunt a little more challenging or creative. We’ve come up with a few ideas you might want to try; and who knows, maybe it will spur a new…

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Egg Decorating & Easter Bonnets

Whether you need to prepare an entry for the Egg Decorating competition, Easter Bonnet parade or you’re simply looking for ways to entertain the kids our tried and tested ideas may come in handy!!  Whilst anything crafty fills me with fear they are great fun to do with the kids and they can be as…

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Covid-19 Home Learning: Educational TV Programmes for Kids

Do you just want 15 mins to finish off some work, have some you time or to get dinner ready but you want the kids to watch something that’s a bit more educational? I’ve heard people say “if you put the sound on mute and turn on the sub-titles they can practice their reading skills”…

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