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Science For Kids: Making Science Fun for Children

From gravity to medicine, science has led to the discovery of – well, everything! OK, maybe not everything, but a whole lot more than we give it credit for. Science is based on curiosity; when children want to learn more about the world around them, it’s science that often holds the clues they need for […]

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Craft Learn Through Play: Make Your Own Plasticine Characters

Make Your Own Plasticine Characters 1. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together to form a dough. 1 cup of Flour 1/4 cup of salt 1/4 cup of water Food colouring (different colours) 1 table spoon of oil 2. Make 2 more Plasticine balls so you have one blue, one yellow and […]

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Science Learn Through Play: Make a Marshmallow Catapult

Make a Marshmallow Catapult Ready! Aim! Fire! Stick! Here’s a science learn through play activity for kids that will really stick. Get ready with ammunition like small sweets, cereal or mini marshmallows! What you will need to build your catapult: 4 big marshmallows 6 Skewers 1 thin rubber band 1 plastic or wooden spoon Sticky […]

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National Doodle Day: Doodling Benefits for Kids

Did you know that Olivier award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn pictures talking chairs when he lets his imagination wonder? Or that Grayson Perry dreams of motorbike-riding tigers? Nope, neither did we! Until, that is, this year’s sketches for National Doodle Day  were unveiled. Every year, famous sportspeople, politicians, actors and artists pause from their important work and pick […]

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Mumpreneurs: Success Stories from Our Friends & Founders

Many of us dream about running our own business, but when we have children, the flexibility that comes with working for ourselves is a real draw. The ‘mum economy’ –which refers to businesses run by mothers with children under 18 – is booming. In fact, it’s estimated that these businesses will generate £9.5 billion for […]

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Recycled Crafts: Sustainable Activities to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids

When it comes to young children, it’s important to teach them about the environment and being kind to our planet. And what better way to do this than through play? Raising an eco-conscious child isn’t always easy – but make no mistake: to recycle what you’re already recycling and get creative with it is a […]

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Green Parenting: Plastic Free, Eco Friendly Kids’ Toys

Looking to cut down on plastic? Hard when small scientists want toys to play with. Fortunately, sparking a life-long love of art and science doesn’t require you to compromise your carbon footprint; in fact, there are lots of toys out there that limit environmental impact. OKIDO aims to inspire and encourage, allowing young children to […]

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Childrens’ Cooking Recipes, That Kids Can Make!

Are you ready to whip up some wonder, boil up some brilliance and simmer some science? Your kitchen may not look like a traditional science lab, but recent studies by some serious scientists have shown that cooking has real developmental and cognitive benefits for children. Here are three great reasons to try our recipes for […]

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