• BINGO! Fill your summer with fun with this printable bingo sheet

    July 10, 2020How to, Real life, Things To Do

    The Summer Holidays are on the horizon and you might be wondering… what in the world is there left to do with your kids? We are here to help with brand new at-home bingo to make the hours pass faster. This time we’re not just providing you inspiration for entertainment: — also bingo for chores to make helping you out around the house feel like a game.

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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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  • 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. 

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    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

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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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  • ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR KIDS

    June 10, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    In order for us to build a strong anti-racist world, the change has to start at home. From a very early age, babies begin to learn from their surroundings and to mimic the behaviours of those around them. They are like little sponges, absorbing everything they see and hear as their personalities and world views begin to form.

    Below we have put together some great examples of books, media and further resources to help you …

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  • ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS

    June 9, 2020Advice, Information, Parenting, Real life

    Following recent events in the USA and protests across the globe, it is more essential than ever for parents to proactively raise their children to be anti-racist. 

    When parents avoid discussing issues around race and discrimination, children learn that such topics are taboo. As they grow up, these children will be hesitant to ask questions and will miss out on opportunities to discuss and correct any stereotypes or biases that develop. Watch this video to understand …

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