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Books to read this Pride Month

We are celebrating Pride Month by suggesting books to share as a family from Stonewalls hand-selected range of LGBTQ inclusive books for children and young people. Here is a small selection of books, find more recommendations on Stonewalls website: https://www.stonewall.org.uk/education-resources/lgbtq-inclusive-books-children-and-young-people King and King by Stern Nijland and Linda de Haan, published by Tricycle Press, ISBN…

Books about Kindness

Books are a great way to teach your child about kindness. Here are a few of our favourites: by Sophie Beer This bright colourful board book is a great way to teach young children about kindness.   by Natalie Pritchard and illustrated by Natalie Merherb A lovely, rhyming underwater story about a shy manatee starting…

It’s National Children’s Day

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people.   Why is kindness so important? Because happy, healthy and kind children create flourishing societies. “This year we are not only promoting kindness, but we are prioritising…

May is National Share a Story Month

Sharing stories together is one of the many joys of being a parent, but it can sometimes feel that there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories can: increase your child’s self-esteem boost creativity and imagination help your child to feel nurtured, safe and important…

Family Learning Courses – Places still available

Adult Learning Lewisham offer amazing Family Learning courses that promote health, wellbeing and awareness of our environment in a fun, creative and engaging way. They still have few spaces left for some of their courses that are starting this week and after half term. Adults attending with child can be a parent, grandparent or carer.…

Safer Internet Tips

Even very young children spend lots of time online. These top tips have been written for you (parents and carers) by  the UK Safer Internet Centre to share, and talk about, with your children. It’s never too early to talk about life online! Parental Controls Making sure your child can’t access things that are not…

It’s World Autism Awareness Week

It’s 60 years since a group of parents of autistic children founded the National Autistic Society to fight for autistic people’s rights. What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000…

It’s Springtime!

Spring is here and after the last two years of restrictions it feels like Spring is full of possibilities to get out there and enjoy the natural world. Why not go on a spring walk and download this free nature treasure hunt checklist from Little Owls Resources. Focus on the smells, sounds and nature around…

Happy Pancake Day!

I don’t know about you but we just can’t resist a pancake! If you’ve not made pancakes before you can download and print the CBeebies Easy Pancake Recipe to get you started. If you’re short on time pancakes freeze well if you want to make them in advance and lots of supermarkets sell ready-made mixes…

It’s World Book Day

This year World Book Day celebrates 25 years! World Book Day is about celebrating books and reading all year round. It’s never too early to encourage a love of reading. If you attend one of our sessions on week beginning 28th February you will receive a £1 token to spend on a special World Book…

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