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Girls are... Boys are...

After having three boys, Lucy Cavendish finally got the daughter she longed for. But the reality of raising a girl is...

How to get kids to open up

Parenting experts and authors of How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen, Joanna Faber and Julie King, share...

4-7s Summer Holiday Courses

This summer, your 4–7 year-old could be acting out the classic Beauty & The Beast fairytale on one of...

On the set of Beauty & the Beast

Actor Jimmy Johnston, who plays Gaston’s Henchman in Beauty & The Beast, tells Shine about the making of...

Adventurous family destinations

Your sense of adventure doesn’t disappear just because you have kids. We teamed up with Intrepid Travel to...

Interview: Julia Donaldson

Wildly popular children’s author, playwright and performer, Julia Donaldson, talks to Shine about her...

Summer Holiday Courses for 7-12s

This summer your 7–12 year-old could find themselves catapulted into the future in Zak & Zara's...

How to keep your child safe online

In today’s digital age, online safety for children is more important than ever. Childnet highlight three ways...

Bad Manners

What constitutes rudeness these days? Tim Lott looks at generational differences and wonders if adults are getting...

Why Kids Should Listen to Hip-Hop

Hip-hop gets a bad rap but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer children. Claire Allfree explores the...

Off the rails family holiday

Harry Wallop thought it would be a bit different to take the family to Italy by train. Unfortunately, his...

Perform Stories

Parents tell Shine about the impact Perform has had on their children. Fairytale friends Grace was nervous...

Family-friendly Apps

Imagine parenting without a smartphone! With a recent explosion in family-friendly apps, Apple-recommended Hoop...

New Term Themes

We have two new captivating themes – Under The Sea and Cinderella Rocks– starting next term in...
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