The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

Fierce Mum for super cool mums who are doing it all

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

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. These were created by Nutkin Avenue and shared with us by Pass the Party – York.   They can both be downloaded here: NHS…

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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 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:   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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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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