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Spring Sensory Bottles

The spring sensory bottles is an easy and creative activity which you can involve the whole family to make together but are great for babies to gain a rich sensory experience.  It supports their fine motor skills and hand and eye co-ordination skills which offers hours of fun!  All you need is a few things…

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Discussing Corona Virus with Children

Lets try and stay calm when talking to your children about what’s happening.  As we reach the end of a month in isolation our stress levels may be increasing. Nonverbal children can still pick up on our tone of voice and on our stress levels as they adjust to life in lockdown. Parents may feel…

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Fish fingers and potato wedges

In this months #EatInWithEarlyStart video, Edwina shares one of our favourite Friday night ‘fakeaways’. This is the perfect recipe to prepare and enjoy as a family. The kids will have lots of messy fun with this recipe. We set up a little production line for dipping the fish in flour, egg and breadcrumbs. You can choose…

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How to Take Care of Yourself as a Parent When Self-Isolating with Children

One of the key principles in Triple P is to take care of yourself as a parent; now more than ever we need to be thinking of ways to take care of ourselves during these unprecedented times. The first few days are bound to be strange, but it is important to establish some kind of…

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Early Start Bingo

Early Start Bingo!   Take part in Early Starts’ second virtual Bingo Night, hosted by Sue, on Wednesday 27th May at 7:30pm. Email Dom if you’d like to take part, so that we can send you your Bingo card! Join via GoToMeeting (link below). Hope to see you there 🙂  

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Overnight Oats 5 Ways

Breakfast, as we know, is an important meal and a great way to start the day. Along with providing us with energy, breakfast can be a good source of important nutrients such as calcium, iron and B vitamins as well as protein and fibre. Overnight oats are so simple to prepare and they are a…

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Ideas for Being Home with the Children During Quarantine and Social Distancing

Ideas for Being Home with the Children During Quarantine and Social Distancing As well as homework from school it’s a good idea to plan for other activities children can enjoy while at home. Cook family meals together each day Bake a cake / biscuits/ cup cakes Support children to write emails to grandparents and other…

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Eat Smart Shop Smart

In this month’s blog we explore how to make the most of store cupboard ingredients and take a look at how to reduce food waste. As we face current uncertainty with COVID-19, we have seen an increase in the amount of food that households are buying. This is placing a strain on current food supply…

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Fun Child-Friendly Recipes and Cooking Activities

We’ll all undoubtedly be spending a lot more time at home over the next few weeks. That’s why we’re starting to bring together all our favourite cooking activities and put them in free handy activity cards. Each one contains a detailed step-by-step guide on how to create each recipe, along with useful learning links, so…

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FREE Online Education Resources

FREE Online Education Resources School closures this week will be causing many parents to have understandable concerns around their child’s education. To offer some support, the parenting team have compiled a list of free online educational resources. Please let us know if you come across anymore we can share. Twinkl https://www.twinkl.co.uk This is more for…

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