• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It’s time to get active outside as a family!

    June 2, 2020Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    As we continue to enjoy warmer weather, now is the time to get active outside. With families spending more time together at home, playing sports and other activities outside together is a great opportunity to teach your little ones a new skill, make memories and strengthen your bond. Whether you’re lucky enough to have a garden or you’re setting off for a day trip to the countryside, we’ve got some ideas and tips to help …

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  • Piccolo Foods’ Favourite 1st Birthday Cakes

    May 26, 2020Celebrate with us, Celebrations, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Party, Real life, Uncategorised

    Got your little one’s big 1st birthday coming up? We love celebrating birthdays – and by birthdays, we mean cake – so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite birthday cakes, made using our Piccolo pouches!

    These delicious birthday cakes are easy to make (if we can, you can), look impressive (step aside Mary Berry) and fun for your older kids to get involved with too (great way to focus their energy).

    Important notice, these cakes …

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