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Recipe: Strawberry-Yogurt lollies

Jul 24 2014
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This Summer is hot and we are not complaining at all! In fact the heath is a perfect excuse to make ice lollies. Check out this recipe for Strawberry-Yogurt lollies created by recipe developer and writer Andrea Lynn for Netflix to enjoy while relaxing after a long day in the sun. The kids can make them as the recipe is fairly simple.

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Summer homework ideas … in case you fear education regression

Jul 23 2014
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I spoke with a couple of primary teachers over the years and they all confirmed that during the Summer holidays children fall behind in their spellings, writing, reading and maths by the time they return for the new school year in September. Not surprisingly this is confirmed by a research that reveals that almost half of parents (47%) are “worried” about education regression during the long school holidays. So here we present Summer homework ideas and fun workbooks you can take on holidays to both keep children entertained and help them refresh their knowledge while having fun. 

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Summer books and storytelling activities for children

Jul 23 2014
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Holidays are stressful enough with kids and keeping them entertained all the time is often a challenge, let alone when you have to keep up the good work they have done at school and the teacher is not around. We have found some fun educational activities for school children to do during these school holidays. New educational titles including popular sticker books will certainly come handy.

Books and storytelling can be parents’ best companions  during the nursery or school breaks. Kids require constant entertainment and we always try to seek extraordinary forms of entertainment in the belief that we would impress them but the truth is that good books and stories are equally entertaining with the educational advantage. Here is London Mums’ recommended Summer books and stories for children by age group.

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Film Review: Earth to Echo

Jul 22 2014
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In the last couple of weeks I have watched a few mainstream movies but none of them really impressed me. The cinematic beauty this Summer comes from independent low budgets films and in the kiddies’ space two in particular caught my imagination because they are sensationally written: Boyhood and Earth to Echo.

Kids-driven Sci-Fi Earth to Echo is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) meets The Blair Witch Project meets the Transformers.

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Get creative: Make story starters with the kids

Jul 22 2014
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Films can be great story starters to introduce kids to storytelling and the Summer can be a great time as children need to be entertained. Outdoor activities are essential but during the downtime and relaxation time, a combination of movies, games and books is brilliant to get them busy for a long time.

Check this art & craft idea created by blogger Kelly Ladd Sanchez who teamed up with Netflix to help mums engage their kids by keeping their creativity sharp with these colorful, easy-to-make story starters. Instructions are very simple to follow.

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