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"It's as easy as A-B-C" is a phrase that is often used by people who have never had to teach their children the alphabet. A child's first fewq years are all about learning - not just academics but also life experiences. In this section, our Bloggers talk about the Learning Experiences that they have explored with their children.

A plea from a generation of small boys - DON'T TAKE AWAY DIPPY! - by Andy

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Statistically speaking around 50% of us were small boys once. Many of us still act like one. And you know what all small boys love? Dinosaurs dinosaurs dinosaurs....
Written by Andy

York Boat - by Mother of Dragons

For a fresh perspective on our beautiful city, we took a trip on the York Boat. Because a cruise on the Ouse is hard to refuse....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Reading Eggs: Our Verdict - by Mummytolittlee

After a far longer hiatus than I'd intended, I'm back with our verdict on Reading Eggs!...
Written by Mummytolittlee

Yorkshire Wildlife Park - by Mother of Dragons

Our toddler knows a lot about jungle animals, but mostly from watching Rara the Noisy Lion. We decided that it was high time we took him to Yorkshire Wildlife Park to meet the real thing....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Murton Park - by Mother of Dragons

Just outside York, Murton Park is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and the Derwent Valley Light Railway. We took our toddler there to try and decide once and for all which is better - tractors or trains?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

W4 Arts Club and KidSorted - by Andy

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Well it is the end of the summer holidays and it is definitely time to start looking for new things to do for Doofy. As most of you will know, we are big fans of messy play, so we were excited to see that KidSorted had a...
Written by Andy

Year 6 children failing to meet basic standards - by TutorBooster

115,000 pupils leave Primary School this summer lacking basic english and maths skills according to latest SAT’s results....
Written by TutorBooster

Reading Eggs update - how Little E has been getting on - by Mummytolittlee

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We're almost a month into using Reading Eggs and the novelty certainly hasn't worn off for Little E! Here is an update about how we've found the online reading program so far....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Help your child develop a 'love of reading'! - by TutorBooster

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We all know how important reading is for our children’s education. As a father of 4 boys and a Year 6 teacher I know how reluctant some children are at reading regularly. After a long hard day at school all they seem to ...
Written by TutorBooster

Newby Hall - by Mother of Dragons

About half an hour's drive from Harrogate is Newby Hall, an eighteenth-century mansion designed by Christopher Wren. With 25 acres of gardens, a boating lake, an adventure playground and a miniature railway it is a parad...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Summer learning with a pre-schooler - by Mummytolittlee

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Reading Eggs is an interactive programme full of animations, songs, games and rewards, that encourages children to learn essential reading skills....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Get ready for Fareham Art Trail - by TinBoxTraveller

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Culture-lovers of all ages are in for a treat this summer as national and local artists exhibit their work in the first ever Fareham Art Trail (23-30 August 2014)....
Written by TinBoxTraveller

Getting your child to the top of the class - by Andy

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If your child is 7-10 years old, you're probably already wondering about which school they will go to next and whether they will flourish. We explore a tool that can help....
Written by Andy

Keeping up your child's education over summer - by Andy

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We are trialling Reading Eggs, a great way to keep your kids learning during the school holidays!...
Written by Andy

Castle Howard - by Mother of Dragons

Castle Howard is one of the biggest and most popular stately homes in Yorkshire. But does it have what it takes to keep a toddler entertained?...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Dalby Forest and the Great Gruffalo Forest Tour - by Mother of Dragons

2014 is the 15th anniversary of the publication of Julia Donaldson's "Gruffalo", and the Forestry Commission Has organised a series of events to mark the occasion. We went to the beautiful Dalby Forest to meet him....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Off-the-beaten track museums in London - by Andy

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Fed up with the crazy queues at the Natural History Museum and Science Museum? Time to get the book out and find other museums! We tried the Grant Museum of Zoology and the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology...
Written by Andy

Brockbushes Farm - by Wittyhoots

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Brockbushes is situated just off the A69 west of Newcastle Upon Tyne near Corbridge. It is a 'pick your own fruit' farm, with a great tea shop, farm shop and children's [lay area. Regular family friendly events through...
Written by Wittyhoots

National Railway Museum - by Mother of Dragons

Near the top of any list of things to do with children in York must surely be a trip to the National Railway Museum. Here's why....
Written by Mother of Dragons

CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace - by Bloggermumma

A celebration to all things countryside !...
Written by Bloggermumma

Seaton Delaval Hall - Northumberland - by Wittyhoots

Seaton Delaval Hall is a National Trust Property. It has a playground made from natural materials, formal gardens, picnic areas, walks and wide open spaces to let your little ones run about. There are photographic and ...
Written by Wittyhoots

Piglets Adventure Farm Park - by Mother of Dragons

Just off the A64 near York is Piglets, a farm-themed adventure playground which is currently my son's idea of heaven....
Written by Mother of Dragons

Burnby Hall Museum and Gardens - by Mother of Dragons

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington, off the A1079 between York and Beverley is a beautiful place for a day out, with plenty to keep children entertained....
Written by Mother of Dragons

River & Rowing Museum - Henley on Thames - by Emmys mummy

Henley on Thames’ River & Rowing Museum is looking forward to the summer holidays by announcing an exciting range of workshops and exhibitions for adults and children.

The exciting and interactive activities progra...

Written by Emmys mummy

North York Moors Railway - by Mother of Dragons

Featuring beautifully restored steam engines, and running between Pickering and Whitby through the beautiful North York Moors countryside, a trip on the North York Moors Railway is a great day out for any little Thomas t...
Written by Mother of Dragons

The Balloon Tree - by Mother of Dragons

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The Balloon Tree Farm Shop and Cafe is situated on the A166 just outside Gate Helmsley. With an outdoor play area and animal viewing area (both free of charge to customers), this is one of our favourite places for lunch ...
Written by Mother of Dragons

Make your own physics-defying slime for kids - by Andy

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Most people hated Physics lessons at school, but that’s because they didn’t teach you the cool stuff. In this complete abuse of the laws of physics, we show you how to produce something that will seem disgusting but be e...
Written by Andy

International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent - by Mummytolittlee

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The International Centre for Birds of Prey is one of the oldest dedicated birds of prey centres in the world. It’s located in the pretty old market town of Newent, about 8 miles North West of Gloucester and on the edge o...
Written by Mummytolittlee

Coaley Peak, Nympsfield - by Mummytolittlee

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Coaley Peak is a picnic site and viewpoint to the south-west of Stroud, with breathtaking views over the Severn Vale and the distant Welsh Hills....
Written by Mummytolittlee

Mega Bloks First Builders 60 piece pack. - by Andy

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Whilst Lego have the monopoly on building blocks for older children, there's plenty of choice on the market for younger children. We took a look at the Mega Bloks First Builders Pack with an 18mth old and a 7 year old....
Written by Andy

Sorry - my kids are getting colourful food. - by Andy

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A recent highly personal attack upon one mum's quest to brighten up her kid's school lunch caused a bit of a stir. Our verdict? It's nice to see someone care enough to make the effort....
Written by Andy

Battersea Park Children's Zoo - by Andy

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Battersea Park Zoo in London is a great alternative to the "big attractions" that people fall over themselves to visit. We took Doofy along to check out the venue....
Written by Andy

Boston Children's Museum

We'd seen that this was more for older children but thought that we would pop along any way in case there was any fun stuff for Doofy to do while we were in town...
Written by Andy