Monthly Archives: November 2011

Win a Weekend in Cornwall

Have you ever thought of visiting Cornwall outside of traditional holiday periods?  Today I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win a weekend in a luxury 3 bedroom apartment so you can try it for yourselves. There are … Continue reading

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Butlins and Happiness – New Online Resource for Families

Ahead of the Government publishing its own report on the state of the nation’s happiness next year, family holiday firm Butlins has launched its own barometer of harmony at home with a study of more than 3000 parents and children. … Continue reading

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Lego Harry Potter 5-7 Years – A Review

My 7 Year old is steadily working her way through the Harry Potter books, so this game has arrived at an opportune moment.   Lego Harry Potter 5-7 years covers  the last 3 books of the series and as my daughter … Continue reading

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Top 5 Books for Children Under 5 as Chosen by my Children

My competition to win 6 Picture Books has prompted some wonderful comments about reading with young children.  Lots of the comments suggested that parents were always keen to find new books to share with their children.  I have already written a post … Continue reading

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Pat the Cat HD (Rhyme & Read) iPad App – A Review

  Colin and Jacqui Hawkins’ books with thier comical pictures and witty text are a great way to teach early readers about onset and rhyme. Onset and rhyme is the ability to put together an initial letter sound with its … Continue reading

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The Pleasure of Reading to Children – Win 6 Children’s Picture Books

There has been a lot in the news in recent weeks about both the benefits and pleasures  of reading to young children.  A recent study suggested that reading to children was the highlight of many parents’ day. This is often the case … Continue reading

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Butlins Mum Ambassadors

For some time I have had a big, red Butlins Ambassador badge at the side of my blog and I am conscious that I haven’t yet explained what it is. I have been chosen as 1 of 10 Butlins Mum Ambassadors.  My … Continue reading

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