Night Terrors

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Over the past two years Isabelle has suffered from night terrors. Night terrors usually occur within the first  2-3 hours of sleep when children are coming out of their deepest sleeping phase. Night terrors can last for as little as 2-3 minutes to about 20 minutes. They are common in children around 3-7 years old but can start from as young as 18 months. 

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Rainy Day Activities

Activities for a rainy day

 

Baking – Why don’t you see what you can find in the cupboards and bake some treats. We had fun making these quick and easy chocolate cupcakes or you can take a look at some other recipes here.

Enjoy a movie – Sometimes it’s nice just to snuggle up and watch a movie together. Maybe dim the lights, make you own popcorn, have a few treats and pretend your at the cinema. 

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Do you walk to school?

We are very lucky we can walk to school, as we are only live a short distance away. Our walks are always turned into little adventures and this past week has been very interesting. We have been taking part in a fun challenge, #KiaWalkToSchool 

Looking at the world through children’s eyes.

Seeing if the girls can spot ten things from the mini treasure hunt list below on the walk to school:

  •  Something yellow
  • Something that grows
  •  A red letterbox
  • A blue front door
  • A triangle
  • A bus
  • Something old
  • An interesting shadow
  • A bike
  • A smile

I have to say I’m amazed at the way both Isabelle and Scarlett see things.

Something yellow – The sun

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Bathtime Toys

Bathtime Toys 

Bathtime is all about making it enjoyable for you and your child, explore different games to play and change bath toys around quite often this will help keep bathtime interesting.

Here are some fun toys and products to help keep children happy during bathtime.

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Places to go in Berkshire

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Looking for a day out for you and your family to enjoy.

Below I have listed a few places to visit in Berkshire which is perfect for families.

Legoland Windsor

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Legoland Windsor is a fantastic theme park for families with children approximately 3-12 years old. 

With over 55 rides, live shows, an amazing model village, areas for a picnic, splash park and more.

It’s a perfect day out for families to enjoy in a beautiful 150 acres parkland.

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Travelling with children

As a mum of two girls, I’ve had plenty of experiences travelling with children on short and long haul journeys.

 I’ve learn’t what helps keep them entertained and journeys where I hear less of the ‘Are we there yet?!’

 I hope you find some of my top tips useful.

My top tips for travelling with children 

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This is one of the must-haves when travelling.

I tend to leave a couple in the back of the car.

It can keep them busy for a while and by having a few to hand they can keep swapping them over.

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Things to do in Hampshire

amsLooking for a day out for you and your family to enjoy.

Below I have listed a few places to visit in Hampshire which is perfect for families.

The Spinaker Tower – Portsmouth

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The Spinnaker Tower is an astonishing 170 meters high overlooking the Historical Dockyard. 

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Date Nights for Parents

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When becoming a parent it is hard finding the time of day to spend some time together, especially when you may be feeling exhausted but it is so important to spend some quality time as a couple.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to enjoy a date night together and you don’t have to leave your home.

It could be the simplest of things.

Here are a few ideas for a couples great night in/night out. 

An evening in

Once the children are tucked up in bed and you have done everything you need to before you sit down.

Why don’t you choose a movie, dim the lights and snuggle up together.

Maybe with a nice glass of wine, some nibbles and just relax! 

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Pledge One Hour from Weekend Box & the National Trust

The weekend box club has teamed up with National trust and Project wild thing to launch a campaign for parents this Easter called #PledgeOneHour. 

This website contain free resources to help busy parents spend greater quality time together with their children and away from screens.

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Benefits of a Merlin Pass

Last year we purchased the standard family Merlin Annual Pass and it has been money very well spent.

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We don’t live that far away from most of the attractions so it is really handy for us.

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