Category Archives: Parenting News

Children’s TV presenters launch new Christmas charity single

Unlikely Christmas single contender, It’s Christmas, has been released by popular children’s TV presenters from Channel 5’s Milkshake!. The single, which is available to download now, will be donating 44p from each 79p sale to Children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent. All six Milkshake! presenters, Jen Pringle, Derek Moran, Amy Thompson, Olivia Birchenough, Curtis Angus and Kemi Majeks wrote and performed

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Dick Whittington starts run at Bristol Hippodrome

  CHRISTMAS THEATRE is in full swing throughout Bristol, with Dick Whittington receiving positive feedback across South Bristol school gates grapevine. The panto this year boasts a reasonably impressive cast, including Ben Faulks and Ashleigh and Pudsey. Dick Whittington runs at the Bristol Hippodrome until Sunday 04 January 2015. http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/dick-whittington/bristol-hippodrome/

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101 Dalmatians at Tobacco Factory Theatres Review

    It’s a heart warming story from Tobacco Factory Theatres this Christmas. As usual, their magical partnership with Travelling Light, creates arguably the best theatre in the city this time of year. For Christmas 2014/15, we have 101 Dalmatians brought to life with a delightful ensemble cast featuring old favourites Saikat Ahamed, Felix Hayes and Lucy Tuck with Factory

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Mr Bloom Alert! Ben Faulks takes to Bristol Hippodrome stage with panto preparations

Christmas pantomime at the Bristol Hippodrome, just got hot, with this years range of famous faces including Mr Bloom -Ben Faulks. Dick Whittington also features Ashleigh and Pudsey, and Andy Ford. This year’s run from Saturday 06 December 2014 until Sunday 04 January 2015, also features the Bristol theatre’s first Relaxed Performance on Tuesday 30 December at  2pm. For more

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Parents Want a Say call for reversal to term time holiday policy

Fed up parents wanting a reversal to the term time holiday policy, will find like-minded campaigners at ParentsWantASay.co.uk. The website was set up as part of the Parents Want A Say campaign, which believes the family holiday rules in The Education Regulations 2006, unfairly criminalise families. It’s not just about taking holiday in term time by choice, campaigners argue, but point out that

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Sixth Fingerspellathon runs this October

Children across the country will be taking part in the sixth Fingerspellathon this October. The event aims to raise money and awareness for the National Deaf Children’s Society, by encouraging youngsters to learn the BSL alphabet and spell simple words. Community and Events Executive at the National Deaf Children’s Society, Emma Watson said: “Fingerspellathon is fun and a great activity

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Bio-Kult Infantis

Bio-Kult Infantis, is a new probiotic formula designed for babies through to young children. The formula contains seven strains of live probiotic bacteria, prebiotic Preplex and Vitamin d. The box comes with 16 sachets priced £11.95 For more information, visit: www.bio-kult.com

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Top ten favourite brand characters

It’s all the characters and TV programmes parents love to hate, rolling into the UK top ten most popular children’s interest brands. Research by the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) looked into what 1250 girls and boys gravitated to on lunch boxes, bags, pencil cases and other pound shop tat. Sadly, there are no surprises on either of the lists,

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Emergency champagne supplies delivered to Chopsy Baby – What the view from your Bristol garden looks like during the 36 Annual Balloon Fiesta

  The familiar sound of burners outside the bedroom window, has woken sleeping Bristolians for 36 years this 2014. Despite being rained out somewhat on the final day of the 36th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, the city was still treated to the wonderful vision of hot air balloons drifting across its skyline with most of the Mass Ascents and two Night

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Specialist baby clothes for eczema availabe from George

  A new line of baby basics featuring specialist sensitive skin fabric, has just launched at a UK supermarket. Vests, babygrows, pyjamas, dribble bibs and mitts, are some of the clothing made with Dreamskin polymer technology available from George. The  fabric is a medically registered material approved and prescribed by the NHS for babies with sensitive skin. Now the new Dreamskin range

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Paddington starts hospital tour to raise funds for Action Medical Research

  Paddington Bear, is supporting UK charity, Action Medical Research, with an awareness tour around UK hospitals this summer. The famous bear will be visiting ill babies and children to help raise money to fund medical research. To help support the charity’s work, people are being urged to donate Bear Miles. For more information, visit: www.action.org.uk/BearMiles  

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Ladybird Audio launches range of children’s stories

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Ladybird Audio has just launched a selection of children’s stories on iTunes, in time for entertaining youngsters on long journeys. Stories from the Ladybird Classics, Ladybird Tales and Ladybird First Favourite Tales series are available to download, with tale enhanced with music and sound effects. The digital collection includes stories ranging from Cinderella, The Wizard of Oz, Gulliver’s Travels to Little Women.

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Stick your clutter to magnetised wall storage system with Urbio

  The Urbio wall storage system, is a great way of making your random clutter look attractively arranged, whilst providing a practical solution. You can physically stick your stuff to the wall by placing accompanying containers onto magnetised sections of a metal wall place. The storage system is made from lightweight polypropylene and strong neodymium magnets. Priced from £15 to £75 at

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New subscription Baby Book Club launches from Bristol based reading project

  A new subscription book service aimed at parents with children under three years has just launched. The Routes to Reading concept, was born from a Bristol based NCT group, who took part in a project filming themselves reading to their baby every month. The project which provided the families with expertly selected books was so popular, the book packs are now

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