Midday nap improves the memories of pre-school children

Sep 28 2013

The Science news digest on 24/09/13 reports this story which I believe we as mums know about but now it is scientifically proven that a nap during the day can help young children retain information they have learnt in the morning according to a study published in PNAS last month.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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SECOND BABIES’ MILESTONES IGNORED BY BUSY PARENTS

Sep 27 2013

It seems quite obvious that second babies receive less attention by parents but here is a piece of research that actually confirms it. Mums in the UK admit to overlooking their second-born children when it comes to taking photographs, with almost two thirds of them admitting they forget to take images of their new addition on its own – instead plumping for ones including their elder siblings.

About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London http://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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Baby Names: The cute, classic and cultured

Sep 26 2013
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Traditional names are trending at the moment. Forget the cool sounding Coco and Kai and expect to see more names like Mabel and Stanley on the birth records.

About Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

Nina graduated with a 2:1 BA degree in English from De Montfort University. She went on to do a Masters in Children's Literature at Roehampton University, completing a 20,000 word dissertation on the Moomins. Her writing work has been published in both print and online publications including Prima, EasyLiving.co.uk, The London Word and Running In Heels. With a passion for reading, Nina can often be found rummaging through boxes of books in independent bookshops, charity stores and car boot sales. Her favourite writers include Tove Jansson, Daphne du Maurier, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Neil Gaiman. She's currently working on her own idea for a children's novel typing the drafts on her vintage typewriter.

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