Outdoor window paint messiness!

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Just when you thought we couldn’t come up with any more really messy ideas for outdoor play alternatives to using your outdoor play equipment, we have come up with something that will send most parents running inside! Are you going to be washing your windows next weekend? If so, before you do, why not let your children loose on them …

Could you help your children to be financially independent? 

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New studies suggest that giving children pocket money helps them to be more responsible with money, and is more likely to avoid them getting into debt later on in life.   Although the UK gives the least amount of money compared to France, Germany, Italy, and Spain it’s lead to some pretty interesting findings. Whilst Italy are the leaders when …

Free School Meals But is it Enough?

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The government have introduced a new initiative whereby under 7’s in primary schools get free school dinners, yet there’s been a cause for concern over the amount provided and what they’re getting for lunch. It’s been reported that year 2 and 3 get 3 – 4 chicken nuggets whilst year 1’s only get 1 and there’s no fresh fruit or …

Pasta Play

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Most of us have probably got a couple of half used bags of out of date pasta hidden in the back of the cupboard somewhere..Instead of throwing it away, you can put it to good use and let your child enjoy some pasta play. All you need to do is pour some water into a saucepan or bowl and pour …

Shaving foam cupcakes

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Here we go.. Another REALLY messy outdoor cupcake activity! I am sure many of you who have children in Nursery and Reception classes are told they “did nothing today” by your child when asked what they got up to. What you possibly don’t realise is that behind those closed doors, your children get up to all sorts of crazy, fun …

Breakfast | Most Important Meal Of The Day

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Selwood Staff have been thinking, why do most of us miss out! Why? Well we’re apparently too busy to spend any time eating first thing in the morning. I would like to know what these people do – perhaps check their social media instead? Skipping breakfast has been linked with being over weight and general ill health yet 15% forget to …

Muddy Cupcakes

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After reading our blog about National Cupcake Week yesterday, were any of you inspired to make cupcakes of the edible or even inedible variety? Today’s cupcake inspiration, unfortunately, may not have many adults jumping up and down with enthusiasm, but your children definitely will be! So What is a Mud Kitchen anyway? Has anyone heard of a mud kitchen? The …

Goopy cupcakes

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I am sure most of you knew that this week is National Cupcake Week. What better reason do you need than to make and eat (or just eat) cupcakes for an entire week? As with most activities that you can take part with your child indoors, I love thinking of ways to take these ideas outside. And usually, if you …