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He's behind you!

The count down to Christmas is on and what does that mean? Pantomimes! Going to a pantomime is often a child’s first exposure to the theatre and is something I do every year with my children. It’s also an exciting time for many of our teachers as they take to...

Brilliant books for children's Christmas presents

I always adored receiving books as presents when I was a little girl and, now I'm a mother, I love it when my children are given books too. A book can open your mind to new worlds, take you on adventures and introduce you to characters who end up as best friends - and all...

Ditch the TV this Christmas Day

I blogged about Christmas films last week and it made me think about the central role that television plays in the UK's Christmas Day celebrations. From the Queen's speech to countless Christmas specials and ,of course, classic Christmas Day films like The Wizard of...

The Best Christmas Films

My three year old daughter is a massive fan of classic musical films such as Annie, The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz. She likes nothing more than to curl up on the sofa and mouth along the words. Luckily, she has a Mum who is quite happy to sit and watch them with her...

Starting primary school - 5 top tips

My son starts primary school in September and he's incredibly excited about it. It feels like a real milestone moving from a nursery to a ?big school' especially as he hasn't been at the school's nursery. I've been asking around to find for tips to make...

Taking your children to the theatre - Lucy's Top 10 Tips

We all know the magic of going to see a live performance. And I really believe (well I would, wouldn't I?) that it's really important to expose children to live theatre from as young as you can. And what better time to do this than in the panto season? The time of year...

The most wonderful time of the year

I have to admit that I’m a bit of a Christmas fan. And if I’m really honest, I start getting excited about Christmas around August! It's not so much that I put my decorations up in November, but I’m definitely with Andy Williams when he says that...

Top Ten Christmas Songs

As this will be my last post before Christmas, I thought that it would be fun to share my top ten Christmas songs. So, in no particular order, here's what I'll be bopping around to come Christmas day, hopefully they'll get you in the Christmas spirit too! Wham! Last...

Christmas Car Journeys - A Survivors' Guide

Many of us make trips to visit family and friends around Christmas and of course over the New Year. As such I get lots of questions from frazzled parents enquiring whether I have any tips to make those long Christmas car journeys go smoothly. Well, smoothly might be...

Christmas - The Rules

This post has been inspired by a couple of other lovely posts which I've read today from Wahm-Bam! and Metropolitan Mum. So December's rapidly approaching and I'm somewhat in denial. Every year I promise myself that I won't be last-minute about all things...
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