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Adding style to your nursery

Sourcing original pieces for your child’s bedroom or playroom can often prove challenging. Many interiors experts are now turning to handmade or personalised products that combine attractive design and practicality to bring a unique sense of style to the nursery space. Here are a few things you can try to achieve a fun and functional space for your little ones. 1 - Find a bespoke toy chest A great hideaway ...

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5 awesome outdoor art projects for children

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, talks about how combining art and the outdoors can be fun for everyone. Children love art projects but all the mess that comes as part of the fun can be hard work for mums and dads. The solution? Take art outdoors; the garden is the perfect place for children to make a little bit of mess while they get hands on with nature, experimenting with different ...

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Build your family through adoption in 2015 and help a child build a better future

This could be the year you finally get around to cleaning out the garage or joining the local gym to get closer to the better, fitter 2015 version of you. While you’re looking ahead to the exciting new things this year will bring we ask you to think of the children who wait. Every year the number of children entering the care system continues to rise. Last year there were over 68,800 looked after children i ...

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Sometimes January doesn’t go quite as planned

January has long been the peak month for divorce in the UK and countless couples across the UK are aware that this period was likely to be a testing time. Many couples will have tried hard to give their marriage ‘one last go’ in the spirit of a New Year, but sadly the extra pressure may well have sent their relationships over the edge. If this sounds like you, do not be alarmed. In fact, recent research rev ...

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Creative ideas for a DIY children’s playground

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, shares some of his favourite ideas for creating your own children’s playground at home. Children love going outside, playing on the swings and taking on obstacle courses, but playgrounds don’t have to be just for school break times and weekend trips to the park. With a bit of creativity, children can benefit from play in their own back garden without t ...

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5 tips for keeping children healthy in winter

Sam Flatman, Educational Consultant for Pentagon Sport, shares his top tips on preventing children from feeling under the weather this winter. Winter can be a tough time of the year when it comes to keeping children healthy. Colds, coughs and sniffles are rife in schools and playgroups, but the change in weather doesn’t mean we should stop our children from running around outside! With a little bit more pre ...

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5 Christmas activities for children

Sam Flatman, an educational consultant from Pentagon Sport has five fun activities for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas. Christmas is nearly here and there’s no better way to get the whole family into the festive spirit than by making Christmas crafts and enjoying a few outdoor activities. I’ve pulled together five of the best Christmas activities for children of all ages to enjoy.   1. DIY Chr ...

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7 of the best baby buys!

If you are an excited soon to be parent and you need some inspiration on some essential yet unique baby products to purchase, then you have come to the right place! Below are 7 examples of some practical, multi purpose yet quirky products ranging from travel, baby safety, bathing and changing, sleeping, feeding and toys that are currently on the market. Sure to benefit you and your baby to be, which are sur ...

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Heelys can be a fun, safe way to play

Most parents of children aged five and over will have come across Heelys: the trainer style shoe with the skateboard-like wheel in the heel. The Heely, in brief, is a cool looking skate-shoe, available in every conceivable colour and pattern, that enables kids to transform an ordinary walk into a much more lively and interesting journey altogether. Kids never need reasons to want Heelys, that they are “awes ...

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5 rainy day play ideas to keep children thinking

Sam Flatman, an expert in outdoor play from Pentagon Sport, helps you and your children to make the most of bad weather. Rainy days can be a real challenge for parents of restless children. Not only does bad weather mean children can’t get the health benefits of running around outdoors, but it also gives them an excuse to pull out the iPad for the day, neither of which are ideal. There is a solution though! ...

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