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Our children are busy creatures making lots of demands on your time and energy. Here are some ideas for keeping your child occupied, and to help you give them a good start in life.

The Fiver Party

January 28, 2019 | Filed under Children's parties

At your child’s birthday party, normally you would expect your child to receive a number of small presents – worth maybe $10 (£10, €10 or other currencies) or more.  Your child may already have plenty of these small items, toys, pencil cases, drink bottles or whatever.





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Benefits of Gardening with Kids

December 10, 2018 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces, Inexpensive play

10 Benefits of Gardening with Kids

Make a simple advent calendar for your family

November 29, 2018 | Filed under About Children, Inexpensive play

I made this for my grandchildren last year and they had so much fun.  …Read more

Teddy Bear Race Cars

April 4, 2015 | Filed under Children's parties, Recipes

We’ve all had tiny teddy biscuits, or animal biscuits for birthday parties. (My children only had these for special occasions). What a great idea to put them together with mini chocolate bars and smarties to make these cuties for a party. So simple. So effective.  Let the children help. They’ll have so much fun.

tiny teddies carsTeddy Bear Race Cars

1 packet of mini Mars Bars or Milky Way chocolate bars
1 family packet of smarties
1 box of Tiny Teddy biscuits
1 quantity of icing sugar icing paste for glue ( mix half cup of icing sugar and a teaspoon of cocoa powder with a few drops of hot water)
Glue each of the 4 wheels (smarties) on to the sides of the milky way bars. Press into each centre a tiny teddy biscuit. Glue on a smartie steering wheel for each one.

Thanks to Julie Taylor on Facebook.

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