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Royal Appointment for Water Polo Boys

Prince William at Bolton School | Royal Visit to Merseyside 2017

Players and staff from Bolton School were thrilled to represent water polo and demonstrate their expertise to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during his royal visit to Merseyside. . . . → Read More: Royal Appointment for Water Polo Boys

Mums&Dads Autumn 2017 Issue is Out!

Mums&Dads family magazine 58, Autumn 2017, cover

As the dreamy days of summer fade away, it’s time for many of us to return to reality. For better or worse, routine is once again imposed on days that used to be free of restriction and schedule, and our thoughts return to practicalities and procedures. . . . → Read More: Mums&Dads Autumn 2017 Issue is Out!

30 Hours Free Childcare | A Parent’s guide to the new government scheme

Currently, all 3 & 4 year olds in England are entitled to receive 570 hours of free early years education each year – this is known as the 15 hour, 38 week “universal” offer. The entitlement usually kicks in at the beginning of the school term after a child reaches their third birthday. From September 2017, this entitlement is doubled to 1,140 free hours annually for some working families. This new offer is known as the 30 hours free childcare scheme. . . . → Read More: 30 Hours Free Childcare | A Parent’s guide to the new government scheme

Understanding maths

mnemonics nose, way to memorise multiplication

The rote learning of mathematics is not only largely ineffective; it is also harmful in the long term. . . My opinion is that such memory-aids block children’s minds, preventing them from thinking and reasoning. . . . → Read More: Understanding maths

Chalk It Up!

Sidewalk street chalk art - Jean Marc Navello, France

The streets of Crewe town centre will become the canvas for an international art festival over August Bank Holiday weekend (26-27th), when around 30 artists will transform the pavements into a riot of colour as part of ‘Chalk It Up’. . . . → Read More: Chalk It Up!

What you really need to pack in your hospital bag

Marie Loise maternity hospital bag with prepacked items

. . . I thought you might find it useful to have some clarity on what to pack in your hospital bag and why. You should have you bag ready by 36 weeks pregnant and this remains the same even if you are having a planned homebirth. Just in case you need to go into hospital, ensure that you have a bag packed, ready to go as you will most probably have enough to think about if you need to be transferred in. Everything below is in accordance with credible, scientific research and relayed with almost a decade of experience in midwifery. . .
Competition: win Marie Louise Matrnity pre-packed hospital bag. . . . . . → Read More: What you really need to pack in your hospital bag

Keeping the Kids Busy During the Holidays

Summer holidays with kids at the beach

The school holidays are an exciting opportunity to spend time together as a family and pursue the activities you can’t fit in during term time. Check out our advice below to find out how you can entertain your little ones during the summer break. . . . → Read More: Keeping the Kids Busy During the Holidays

Reader’s Review: Appy Kids Co Tropical Juice Drink

Apple Kids Co tropical juice drink, small

These new Minions kids’ juice drinks from Appy Kids Co are not even out in the shops yet. So our readers are the first to try them! Mums&Dads asked two mums and a few children to give their opinions. . . . → Read More: Reader’s Review: Appy Kids Co Tropical Juice Drink

Win a Family Day of Adventure in Real Snow at Chill Factore

Chill Factore , snowboarding illustration

Chill Factore is the longest indoor skiing and indoor snowboarding slope in UK. It is conveniently situated in the Trafford Park area in Manchester and provides hours of snow activities and fun for children and grown ups regardless of their skills and abilities.
Mums&Dads Family Magazine have one family pass to give away. For a chance to win, answer the following question… . . . → Read More: Win a Family Day of Adventure in Real Snow at Chill Factore

Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus

Animal Defenders International logo

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is calling on locals to avoid Circus Mondao whilst it performs in Heywood and Middleton, Manchester. The circus is one of two which still feature wild animal acts, an outdated practice which is overwhelmingly opposed by the public and animal experts. . . . → Read More: Heywood and Middleton Residents Urged to Shun Wild Animal Circus



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