• Back to School: How to have a Happy Return

    August 31, 2020Advice, Parenting, Real life

    Given that many children won’t have been in school for six months, going back this September will be a huge transition – for us parents too. Especially for those like my own daughter Jessie, who is starting school for the first time. 

    So with the return to school planned for 3rd September how can we best prepare for a happy, confident and calm return?

    Tip 1: Help children prepare emotionally for going back.

    A big transition can …

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  • Choose your Staycation Destination for August

    August 5, 2020Things To Do

    It’s suddenly August and the final few weeks of summer are here. As temperatures continue to rise in the UK, now is the time to plan that trip to your favourite corner of this green and pleasant land. To help you decide where to spend your summer holidays, we’ve rounded up our favourite staycation destinations in the UK and our top tips to make the most of wherever you choose to go. 

    But first things first, …

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  • 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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  • Sleep Expert Jo Tantum shares the best bedtime routine for little ones during Lockdown

    June 26, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life

    Jo Tantum

    Meet Jo Tantum, Purflo’s resident sleep expert! Paediatric Sleep Consultant Jo Tantum, a previous Purflo customer herself and Mum of 1, has been working with babies and parents across the globe for more than 30 years. Jo was a key speaker at ‘The Baby Show’ for 7 years and a Sleep Expert for Prima Baby Magazine for 8 years. She has also appeared on GMTV, Richard and Judy, ITN news and was …

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  • NEW Resources to keep families busy during Lockdown

    June 23, 2020Advice, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    With some schools and nurseries reopening, there is less pressure on parents to entertain and educate the kids. This means there’s more time for fun as a family and more opportunities to make more amazing memories as we continue to spend more time together under lockdown. With a long summer ahead of us without the distractions of a holiday or trip abroad, we’ve put together our favourite resources to help you make the …

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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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