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Win 1 of 3 Alvin and the Chipmunks writing bundles

Jan 23 2017
competition Alvina and the Chipmunks pack - BIC

It’s National Handwriting Day and we are giving away three Alvin and the Chipmunks BIC writing bundles. BIC has asked the British public who they would like to receive a handwritten letter from the most…

Drum roll, please! Securing the top spot in a thoroughly regal fashion was Her Majesty, The Queen. Her Royal Highness, currently sends out a select number of letters every year to the British public for occasions such as 100th birthdays and milestone wedding anniversaries – a tradition dating back to 1917.

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Is handwriting overrated?

Jan 23 2017
fountain pen writing letters

Today it’s National Handwriting Day and I have started wondering whether handwriting has a future or not in our times where the use of computers and tablets is widely spread in schools.

Is handwriting dead? If not, should we parents be worried?

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Top 10 best karaoke songs for the whole family

Jan 22 2017
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Inspired by the latest animation SING starring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoom, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton and Seth McFarlane, just pre-released in the UK (but officially out on 27 January), London Mums have compiled the top 10 best karaoke songs for the whole family.

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Jan 21 2017
Spring Cleaning with Shaun the Sheep at Mudchute Farm

Outdoor is always great with active kids. Here are our top five city farms in London.

After the tremendous success of Shaun The Sheep: The Movie, it is no wonder that the Aardman Animations crew have returned with another action packed adventure – Shaun The Sheep: Pizza Party. The already loved characters return to our screens, along with some new faces, and we can hardly contain our excitement. In celebration of the upcoming release, we’ve compiled a list of five of the biggest and best city farms in London – proving that life in the concrete jungle need not be grey. So why not get back in to nature and enjoy some good old fashioned fun!

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Star Wars Books: Rogue One illustrated guides

Jan 19 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story™ was released mid December 2016 and since then it has broken records to become the biggest film of 2016 in the UK after just 17 days on release. It’s clear that the Force could not be stronger with this latest release. 2016 has been a phenomenal year for The Walt Disney Studios at the UK Box office with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Jungle Book and Finding Dory all in the Top Five, with each taking over £40M.  With the addition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Captain America: Civil War, Disney has released an incredible five of the Top Ten grossing films and, including Zootropolis and Doctor Strange, seven films this year have taken over £20M.

Publishers haven’t wasted time to bring out visually stunning and meticulously researched books to support the movies. London Mums’ favourite Rogue One titles are published by DK because they deliver the ultimate fan experience, providing readers with a wholly comprehensive look at the stand-alone film in unparalleled detail, covering everything from the new characters to the latest technologies and vehicles. These new books for young readers and adults are available in a variety of formats and utilise DK’s signature approach of combining high-impact art and photography with authoritative text.

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