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Chinese New Year Activities

I have always loved teaching young children about this celebration. Even if you don't celebrate Chinese New Year in your family, it's important children learn about other cultures, religions and celebrations from around the world. This is a great opportunity for children to also taste new types of food, learn how to say Happy New Year in Chinese, practise some dragon dancing and even study the Chinese writing too! Perhaps you have a Chinese supermarket near you? These are a great place to visit and stock up on some resources! Resources: You don't need to spend a lot of money to create a box of resources for Chinese New Year, a few key items can be used in lots of...

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How to Throw a Budget Busting Birthday Party

Looking for simple ways to make a birthday at home during lockdown feel special? This blog post will help you with some simple ideas without having to spend a fortune! When it comes to our children’s birthday parties it’s all too easy to get carried away, and that’s completely natural. We want it to be as special as it can be, for them and for us. But it’s entirely possible to make magical memories without spending a small fortune. Here’s my top ten ideas for a budget busting birthday party! Arts and crafts are a great way to keep children occupied at parties and there’s the added bonus of everyone going home with something at the end forgoing the need...

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