• Here’s How to Build your Best Ever Blanket Fort

    July 2, 2020How to, Parenting, Things To Do

    As lockdown continues, we know how difficult it is to keep coming up with new ideas to avoid boredom at home. Enter the blanket fort, a childhood classic that will occupy and entertain your little ones for days. We know what you’re thinking: the mess, the faff…but what about the peace and quiet that giving your children a little space of their own could bring? Not only will the planning and building process keep your …

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  • Stay at Home with this Printable Wordsearch Activity

    June 24, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Things To Do

    Every week, we’re bringing you a new printable activity to help entertain your kids during lockdown.This week, we’ve made a wonderful wordsearch, designed to distract your little ones and give yourself some peace – even if it’s only for 15 minutes. 

    All you need is a printer, a pen and a little concentration to find the words we’ve hidden in this fun printable. 

    Click to download the WordsearchDownload

    With love,

    My 1st Years x

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  • Download your own printable ‘make me’ dolls

    June 18, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Download these printable paper dolls for hours of at-home fun. While some little ones are able to return to school and nursery, they are still not able to socialise or play normally with their friends. These printable paper dolls are an easy lockdown activity that will support the development of your child’s vocabulary and self expression, boost their fine motor skills and fire up their imagination. 

    What you need

    ‘Make Me’ Paper Doll templates, available to download …

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  • 4 Steps to turn a walk into an adventure

    June 15, 2020Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Transform your daily walk from simple outdoor exercise to a fun adventure for all the family. We know that life can feel a bit boring under lockdown so we’re always looking for more ways to help you stay sane and keep the kids entertained. Liven up your routine with one of these four straightforward ways to make walks more exciting for you and your little ones.

    1. Tell a story

    Take inspiration from your children’s favourite …

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  • Learn their ABCs with this fun printable activity!

    June 11, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    As lockdown eases and schools begin to reopen, nurseries still remain closed. Alphabet activities can be a fun and easy way to help your toddler become more familiar with letters, develop their sound recognition and boost their literacy learning. Playing with a set of alphabet cards is a great way to introduce a little one to reading, encourage them to learn new words and help them to feel more confident when they go back to …

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  • Top tips for a tidy nursery

    June 9, 2020How to, Lifestyle, New Collections

    Spring may be on its way out, but the need to clean feels never-ending. Whether you are expecting your first baby or forever picking up after your toddler, finding the right storage solution can make all the difference to the space you share with your family. For easy inspiration, we’ve rounded up our favourite products that avoid mess and control clutter.

    Go for simple storage bags

    When it comes to storing away your children’s things, a storage …

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  • 4 Creative ideas to reuse your My 1st Years Box

    May 29, 2020Advice, How to, Things To Do

    As we get further into lockdown, we are always looking for new ways to have fun with what we have at home. If your little ones have ever received a gift from us, you probably have one of our classic blue gift boxes lying around. With a little imagination and a dash of creativity, your box can be so much more. Try one of these fun ideas below to make the most of your My …

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  • How to raise your children to be kind

    April 23, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Now more than ever we need to practice kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others. Children are born with a gentle nature and as they develop they learn what it means to be kind. As a parent, there are lots of ways that you can nurture your child’s gentle spirit and support their development into a kind-hearted adult. To help you through this process, we’ve put together some tips on raising children to learn how …

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