George Burns apparently said: “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family…in another city.” It’s the holiday season which is supposed to mean goodwill to everyone, a time to be jolly and enjoy all the other wonderful Christmassy shenanigans that go on. But what about the other side ofRead More →

Originally from South Africa, Zelna has devoted over 20 years to the study and practice of harnessing success in children. She is the founder and CEO of The Kids Life Studio® and her coaching techniques, are now used around the world. Q) You have been very candid in revealing how,Read More →

Sphere BOLT -CREATING CODERS Having your very own robot is now no longer a space-age dream and both kids, parents and IT teachers, will fall in love with this tiny ball of fun. It not only has lots of impressive talents and tricks for playtime, easily keeping young minds enthralledRead More →

It is so easy to help the kids make a ‘Create Your Own Happy’ Jar – a place to keep a record of all the little amazing things that happen. YOU WILL NEED: A jam jar with a lid Colouring pens or permanent markers Plain paper or sticky labels GlueRead More →

In his new cookbook, Disney: The Simple Family Cookbook, food photographer Jean-François Mallet, aims to bring back the joy of cooking delicious family meals with your loved ones using simple recipes inspired by beloved Disney characters. We’ve selected a seasonal, and healthy, twist on a ‘Beauty not Beast’ of a favouriteRead More →

Last seen dazzling us with her dance moves on Saturday night’s Strictly Come Dancing, bestselling author and TV presenter Katie Piper certainly isn’t one for staying still long. Her new title, Confidence: The Journal, aims to help us become the star of our own lives… A quote from the book is,Read More →

Hape Hide & Seek Periscope, £13.98, Amazon Bigjigs Flower Press, £5.99, Mulberry Bush Mini Explorers Pond Dipping Kit, £2, The Works Owl Hoot Hand-crafted Wooden Whistle, £7.95, Wicked Uncle GeoSafari Jnr Kidnoculars, £10.99, Bright Minds Adventurer’s Headlight, £8, Natural History Museum Hape Pocket Swing, £15.62, Amazon National Trust Bird Spotter’s Kit, £9.99,Read More →

Does your toddler sleep like a starfish? Are they keen to leap out of bed and play in the morning? The Groromper is a one-piece sleepsuit which can be worn in bed in place of blankets or a duvet. Made of a cosy jacquard fabric, it’s available in a blueRead More →

NO PARENT EVER WANTS TO HAVE TO BREAK THE DEVASTATING NEWS TO THEIR CHILD THAT MUMMY OR DADDY HAS A SERIOUS ILLNESS AND THE SUBSEQUENT CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR THEIR FAMILY. HERE, MUM-OF-TWO MICHAELAGH BROADBENT EXPLAINS WHY SHE WAS INSPIRED TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOK FOR HERRead More →