How to Avoid End of Summer Playground Burnout!

As it gets towards the end of a long, hot summer I tend to find myself torn between making the most of the last of the good weather and the tedium of standing and watching my children slide and climb for the millionth time. I swear 'Playground Burnout' is a real condition and I'm looking... Continue Reading →


Mix Up Your Materials in Some Solar Powered Art!

There's been some blazing hot weather on both sides of the Atlantic and now that the children are finally all off school we figured it was time to harness some of those solar rays! We've discovered sun-sensitive paper that can record your nature collages and imagination in a beautiful permanent record. Take a look... We... Continue Reading →

Fin-tastic Reads With Real Bite!

We are riding the crest of the Shark Week wave here after the launch last night and are organizing our week around all things ocean! We've found a fun journal to plan our watching, studies and play and have the low down on the best shark books for fans of the fins. First up, is... Continue Reading →

Dive in to Shark Week With Us!

Forget apple pie, baseball and pick up trucks, the most American of institutions is returning to the small screen next week and anticipation is hitting fever point around here! Shark Week's 30th anniversary event starts on Sunday July 22nd and we've got fin-tastic fun for all, whichever side of the ocean you're watching from... Having... Continue Reading →

Grow Your Own Nature Hikers

My kids are not walkers. Bikes they can ride for miles, both had no training wheels before they were three and a half and could cover good distance, but walking they hate (or so they think). Which is a shame because as whole we love the great outdoors. I'm trying to change this. Read on... Continue Reading →

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