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UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND FOR CHILDREN’S CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION BOOK

8th April 2020

DOWNLOADED OVER 100,000 TIMES IN 24 HOURS! Award-winning independent children’s book publisher Nosy Crow has been overwhelmed by the worldwide response to its digital book for primary school age children, illustrated by best-selling Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. On Monday (6th April)...

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Scotland’s First Minister answers children’s questions about coronavirus

7th April 2020

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has answered questions from children across Scotland about coronavirus in an effort to address some of the concerns they are facing in these challenging times. The First Minister is conscious of the impact that the coronavirus is having on our lives and how it is affecting...

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FREE information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator

7th April 2020

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by award-winning independent children’s book publisher, Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the...

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BECOME A YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR OUR PETS: NATIONAL PET MONTH LAUNCHES SEARCH

6th April 2020

Help UK Pet Charities And Rescues with the #NPMOnline Challenge National Pet Month launches this week (April 1-May 10) and is on the look-out for young UK pet fans to become Young Ambassadors for this year’s #NPMOnline campaign. As we spend more time in our own homes, NPM is rallying our...

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Blossom Watch with the National Trust

6th April 2020

The National Trust is asking people to celebrate the blossom season – emulating Hanami the ancient Japanese tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom as the first sign of spring. The conservation charity is encouraging those who can see a tree in flower to take a moment to pause, actively...

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Puffin launches storytellings and ‘at home’ activities

3rd April 2020

The much-loved and biggest UK children’s book publisher, Puffin, which in 2020 celebrates its 80th birthday, is now re-planning events to take authors, illustrators and stories directly into children’s homes. Initiatives include a daily Puffin Storytime, a Puffin Podcast series, an online...

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BBC to deliver biggest push on education in its history

3rd April 2020

Famous faces Karim Zeroual, Oti Mabuse and Katie Thistleton alongside top quality teachers and organisations such as Royal Shakespeare Company, Premier League and Puffin Books lend their support. The BBC today unveils its biggest push on education in its history - ensuring that every child in the...

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EXPLORE LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW AT-HOME SERVICE TO KEEP EDUCATION GOING

3rd April 2020

Maths and English tuition provider Explore Learning has launched ‘Explore at Home’ – a new online learning service that will allow children across the UK to meet their educational goals from home. Available to those aged between 4-14, each child will have a weekly, hour-long, 1:1...

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Teaching children about the importance of family trees

2nd April 2020

In 2018, scientists created an amazing family tree of 13 million people spanning 11 generations with the aim of discovering vital questions about the human population, including the heritability of lifespans to the movement of families over generations. If you have children, encouraging them to learn...

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'Help Your Neighbour': A campaign to gift books by Graffeg

2nd April 2020

With so many people in isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic, access to books has never been more important. Books can be a lifeline, an escape, a connection to another time or place, to a kinder, challenging or more exciting world. Books can help with learning, understanding and fire ambition....

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Paradise Wildlife Park Needs Your Support

30th March 2020

As a fully registered charity, the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire relies on ticket sales, zoo visits, and donations to operate. The COVID-19 Virus will have a detrimental effect on the care of our animals and team members, so we are asking you to please consider donating to our Emergency Support...

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Saucepan hats off to author's publishing debut

26th March 2020

We’re celebrating the release of a children’s storybook, with a percentage of sales going towards our vital work. Martyn Harvey, 56, is releasing 'The Boy with the Saucepan Hat’ this March, Brain Tumour Awareness Month. The story, aimed at children aged six and above, explores...

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Rosetta Stone Announces Free Language Learning Courses for School Children Worldwide

23rd March 2020

Virtual tutoring expert offers advice for parents on how to navigate new ways of learning With the halls of learning closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic, in excess of 10 million school kids across the UK need to continue their revision and learning at home. So, who can parents...

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Holiday park closures – a statement from the British Holiday and Home Parks Association

23rd March 2020

The British Holiday & Home Parks Association yesterday contacted its members, who own and manage some 2,900 holiday and touring parks across the UK and strongly advised that they should, with immediate effect, close their parks to all holiday visitors. This includes all touring guests (those...

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How to help an autistic child during the coronavirus outbreak – Priory psychiatrist

20th March 2020

Sudden change is never easy and often bewildering, but for young people on the autistic spectrum, it is especially difficult to navigate - and sometimes distressing. The coronavirus spread has resulted in unavoidable change, leading to the closure of many schools and community settings, with the intention...

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National Literacy Trust launches new online zone for parents to engage children and support learning at home

20th March 2020

Explore the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone In response to school closures across the UK, the National Literacy Trust has today launched a free comprehensive online zone for parents seeking ideas and guidance for activities that will engage their children at home, whilst also benefiting...

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Twinkl makes all 630,000 educational resources free to help parents and carers as more schools around world prepare for closures

20th March 2020

A global educational publisher is providing free access to over 630,000 teaching and learning materials to support teachers, parents and carers as schools close or prepare to close as a result of the coronavirus. The materials available on the Twinkl website range from activity sheets, information...

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Coronavirus: make learning fun from home

19th March 2020

With schools closing, make learning a pleasure. Take a look at our easy tips on teaching your child from home. Focus on the core subjects Stick to the basics and don’t feel the need to overcomplicate things. The obvious important subjects are Maths and English so prioritise these and anything...

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Free IntoFilm educational activities to do at home

19th March 2020

As the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues around the world, we realise that many schools, teachers and parents will be gearing up for imminent school closures. We recognise that this prospect poses many difficult challenges for schools and educators, not to mention parents who will be seeking ways...

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Primary Times takes a look at what to do over the Easter holidays

18th March 2020

Spring is finally in the air and the days are getting longer. There’s no better time to make some Easter crafts and to get outside! Primary Times takes a look at what to do over the Easter holidays. 1. Go on an Easter egg hunt Create the hunt at home by hiding the eggs around the house. Add...

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The Love of Cooking with … Prue Leith

18th March 2020

Primary Times chats to Prue Leith who shares the importance of creating a love of healthy food Prue Leith has had a remarkable career. As a restaurant owner, Great British Bake-Off co-host, Michelin star holder, businesswoman, former chairwoman of the Royal Society of Arts and Schools Food Trust,...

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Choosing the right pet for your family

18th March 2020

In celebration of National Pet Month running from the 1st April to the 10th May Primary Times takes a look at things to consider before getting a new furry family member. Choosing the right pet The thought of having the addition of a ­fluffy feline friend or a playful puppy to your family can...

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Horsendale Primary School children and celebrity Sherrie Hewson entertain care home residents with their stories

17th March 2020

Children from Horsendale Primary School make regular visits to their local Acer Court Care Home in Nuthall to read stories with, or to, the residents there. But their latest visit during World Book Day events held an extra special surprise as celebrity and much-loved star, Sherrie Hewson joined...

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Families at home this spring: how to make your garden safe

17th March 2020

Children love to play outside but this year, sadly, their options will be limited. Holidays, outings and outdoor activities, including trips to the playground or park, are already severely curtailed on account of the global coronavirus crisis, with social distancing and self-isolation measures set...

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Big Pedal 2020

13th March 2020

Schools are being invited to take part in Big Pedal 2020 – the UK’s largest cycling, walking and scooting competition for schools. This year’s competition is backed by Dame Sarah Storey, British Paralympian and 35-time world champion in cycling and swimming. The Big Pedal will run from...

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It’s Official – the Wren is Our Commonest Bird

13th March 2020

In the latest report looking at the size of our bird populations, the wren tops the list with 11 million pairs across the UK. The wren is a very shy bird and one of our smallest so you don’t see them very often but they’re definitely there in our gardens and parks. You’re much more...

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Walk for Wellbeing

13th March 2020

Thousands of children across the UK will celebrate the benefits of walking during Walk to School Week from 18 to 22 May. Walk to School Week is organised by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, as part of their National Walking Month campaign each May. Families will be encouraged to...

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Making parties more sustainable with reusable party kits

9th March 2020

Disposable plates have become the norm at kids’ parties - they are colourful and make tidying up a piece of cake. But, for a party of 30 kids, that’s 100 single-use items or more going straight to landfill. As concern for the environment increases there’s a need to make parties...

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How best to speak to your children about Coronavirus - Nicky Cox MBE

6th March 2020

As the world heads towards an official coronavirus ‘pandemic’, hysteria around the issue is also growing exponentially. Getting stuck in this cycle of hysterical news is making it very difficult to ascertain exactly how worried we should all really be and making sense of the purported...

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TOYOTA CELEBRATES UK WINNERS IN 2020 DREAM CAR ART CONTEST

5th March 2020

A pod that takes lonely pensioners for an adventure and nanoscopic ‘bumper cars’ with healing properties were among the fantastic designs for future mobility entered by UK children in the 2020 Dream Car Art Contest. With more than 400 entries received, the competition once again demonstrated...

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Get £15 off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes

10th October 2019

Get £15 off your first 4 HelloFresh recipe boxes. Save more when you get extra servings! We know that getting the whole family around the table at once can be challenging at the best of times. Our family-friendly recipes have been created with busy parents in mind,...

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