Blog » Month: May 2020

The Digital Summer Reading Challenge 2020

The Summer Reading Challenge returns for 2020 with a new website, where children aged 4 – 11 can take part in the Challenge and a “Let’s Get Silly” virtual launch event that the whole family can enjoy. With the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new…

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Our Stories Story Creation Project!

  Help us tell the biggest story the North Yorkshire Coast has ever heard. Thank you so much for your support of Your Stories! We, the National Literacy Trust, have teamed up with the Stephen Joseph Theatre to run this story creation project for children aged 5—12 (or thereabouts!) across North Yorkshire. With a different…

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Find an Online Tutor during the Lockdown

An increasing number of parents are turning to online tutoring  to help their children learn whilst schools are closed. As many parents consider another half term of home schooling, it can be overwhelming and exhausting. Over the past few weeks mums and dads have tackled trying to teach their children,  whilst home working, doing the…

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The Ickabog – JK Rowling

The Ickabog – JK Rowling JK Rowling has surprised fans with the announcement of a brand new children’s book, which she is publishing in daily instalments on her website for free. The Ickabog is her first children’s story not to be linked to Harry Potter. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own…

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10 Outdoor Activities for Kids

10 Outdoor Activities for Kids With the weather looking good, there’s no better time to getting outside with the kids and enjoying some outdoor play and we’ve got 10 great ideas for you to keep the kids busy!!   1. Mud Pies Oh, what fun!! I would recommend an apron as we had to strip…

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Covid-19 Home Learning: Mumbler May Half Term Holiday Boredom Buster Guide

We have put together our Mumbler May Half Term Holiday Boredom Buster with ideas for themed activities each day!  Great way to give the kids some element of structure to the day whilst allowing them the space to use their imaginations! You can download a copy HERE Check out our May Half Term page for…

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10 ideas to make May Half Term in Lockdown Different

If like me you are trying to think of ways to make half term feel different to the rest of the week, we have a few ideas as recommended by other Mumblers here.  One big positive is the weather is looking good!   1. Go for a Picnic Why not grab your picnic blankets and…

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Foster Care Fortnight – Fostering Network

During Foster Care Fortnight 2020, we want to say a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our foster carers who do such a great job for our North Yorkshire young people, not just during lockdown but every day of every month, throughout the year – and we’d like to take the opportunity to…

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10 Ideas for Chill Out Time for Kids

Whenever I say to my kids you can have some ‘quiet time’ they instantly think that is a signal they can have the Ipad (please don’t judge me!).  I won’t lie the use of Ipads has increased during lockdown but we have also found lots of other activities they can do during quiet time and…

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Ask a Midwife!

  What should I do if I’m worried about my baby? You can continue to contact us in the normal way and we would like to encourage you to continue to seek support from us at any time. If you have concerns about any aspects of your pregnancy or baby, you can call the hospital…

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Whispers from the Museum

Scarborough Museums Trust is calling on adventurous young people to help solve a brand new mystery, Whispers from the Museum, at Scarborough Art Gallery and the circular Rotunda Museum.   The museum and gallery are closed at the moment, but strange messages have been appearing inside – who or what is making them? And what…

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COVID 19: 10 Ideas of Easy Games you can Play Virtually with Family & Friends

As we move into another week of lockdown, we have found the children starting to lose interest in family zoom calls so we have been looking at ways to keep them interesting.  It means that they are always excited to get on the calls (and means that they have a fun time with their Grandparents). …

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VE Day 75: How to create the perfect Afternoon Tea at home with the kids

There can be nothing better to enjoy at home on VE Day (or any day!) than the popular British tradition of an Afternoon Tea!  Why not try one of the great places in North Leeds offering Afternoon Tea for delivery or collection? (all detailed at the bottom of the blog) We’re huge fans of afternoon…

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Fostering North Yorkshire during Covid-19

Could you offer a local foster home to a child or young person who needs one? Right now we are recruiting foster carers across the county – in particular those who can offer homes to older children and sibling groups During this difficult time we are still dealing with enquiries and processing applications, though we…

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Children’s snack ideas during lockdown

Are the kids eating you out of house and home this lockdown? Mine certainly are! They are confusing boredom with hunger and are wanting regular snacks which they would not normally have! After chatting with friends this seems to be a common occurrence, but here are some great ways to control the snacking! Daily Snack…

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10 Ideas to make walking with kids more fun!

Exercise options are limited at the moment so your family walks might be feeling a bit like Groundhog Day! We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun… Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so you…

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