Get your children to enjoy the benefits and fun of walking to school
This week (May 20th-24th) is officially Walk to School Week, with loads of online resources to make leaving the car behind fun and safe for you and your children.
Living Streets, the national charity that runs the campaign, is this year concentrating on teaching children the benefits of walking rather than driving ... Continue reading
Parents confess that the average child's birthday costs more than £350
It seems as if the days are long gone when all you needed to celebrate a child’s birthday was a few presents, some balloons and lots of jelly and ice cream.
New research by MyVoucherCodes* has revealed that the average child’s birthday costs parents more than £350.
The study revealed that parents spend ... Continue reading
We chat to the children's entertainer about his new range of apps for preschoolers
Parents will know him from his TV programme Something Special, while little ones will affectionately know him only as Mr Tumble, but children's entertainer Justin Fletcher is set to bring his on-screen energy and fun to a new range of interactive apps for preschool children.
We chatted to Britain's best-loved children's ... Continue reading
Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and more spread the Mother's Day love
Britney Spears led the way in cute pictures of her family, posting this candid snap of her with her two boys Sean, 7, and Jayden, 6.
Britney tweeted: "I've got the two cutest boys in the world! Hope ya'll are having as nice of a #mothersday as I am!"
Deputy Prime Minister 'remains to be persuaded' about childcare changes
Nick Clegg is unconvinced about the proposed childcare reforms that will see ratios of staff to children in nurseries decreased, BBC Newsnight has heard.
The Childcare Bill, which would see nursery staff and childminders looking after more children, is set to be vetoed by the Deputy Prime Minister, which ... Continue reading
Study shows supermarket children's food is less healthy than adults'
A new study has shown supermarket meals intended for children tend to be nutritionally inferior to those for older consumers.
Higher levels of salt, sugar and fat were found in food and drink samples with child-targeted packaging, than those in simple wrapping aimed at general consumers.
The report, published in Public Health ... Continue reading
Study shows books with no words improve language skills
While traditionally, parents use vocabulary books to teach their children about language, a new study has shown that books with no words may actually be more effective.
The research, conducted by University Of Waterloo in Ontario, observed 25 pairs of mothers and children as they read two books; one with ... Continue reading
From fantastic products to our wonderful magazines, find out what's in our famous goodie bags at The Baby Show...
UPDATE - The MadeForMums Baby Show advance ticket offer has now closed.You can still benefit from a brilliant saving on walk-up ticket prices though – simply quote ‘MFM’ on the door and get £6 off your ticket.
Here at MFM HQ we're getting very excited because The Baby Show at ... Continue reading
Children’s feeding guru teams up with children’s charity for bake off campaign
MFM favourite family cookery expert, Annabel Karmel, has teamed up with children’s hospice charity Shooting Star Chase to launch the Eat’n’greet campaign. The message? Have fun with food for a great cause!
Whether you hold a great British bake sale, jelly eating competition or have family and friends sponsor you to ... Continue reading
Vaccinations to protect children from rotavirus and flu will both start this year as Meningitis C jabs get an update
From September 2013 children under 2 years of age will be offered the nasal flu vaccine, months before its original 2014 start date. In addition, the rotavirus vaccination will be offered to babies under 4 months of age from July this year – a programme previously pegged for a ... Continue reading
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