• Let’s get organised with Organised by Charlotte

    September 16, 2020Advice, How to, Lifestyle

    With all of the excitement of the new school year, September is a good time to really get organised. No matter how old we get, we can never quite shake that ‘1st day of school’ feeling, and we are certainly never too old to stop learning. Professional organiser and interior stylist Charlotte Sitton (@organisedbycharlotte) is here to share her expert tips for a tidier home (no matter how many toys they leave around the house!) 

    I …

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  • Back to School: What to expect in September

    August 27, 2020Information, Parenting, Real life

    September is coming and schools are reopening, but what will that look like this year?

    We know that this is a stressful time for everyone, especially for parents and your little ones.

    To make things easier, we are breaking down some of these new measures with some straightforward advice to help you to make sense of this ‘new normal’.

    For general information, the government has released guidelines for getting everyone back to school …

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  • Back to School: How to choose a backpack

    August 18, 2020How to

    Are you ready for the back to school rush? Help your little one to make a big change this September with a personalised backpack to carry not just their belongings, but also a little piece of their personality. We have put together this quick guide to help you choose the perfect backpack to help make this new school year the best one yet. 

    For animal lovers 

    Does your little one live for David Attenborough documentaries? Now they …

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  • Printable activity: Can you solve the maze?

    August 13, 2020Things To Do

    As the summer holidays continue, are you running out of ways to keep your little one busy? If you need a quiet moment to yourself, try a classic maze activity to keep your kids busy for a bit. Take your little ones’ imaginations on a trip as they help Dolly and Teddy find their way to their destinations.

    All you need is a printer, a pen and a hard surface for your little one to lean …

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  • Make your own My 1st Years Sensory Box

    July 16, 2020How to, Things To Do

    Playtime is the best time to help your little one learn and grow. Make the most of this time for their development with some good old fashioned sensory play. You don’t need fancy toys to make this happen: all you need is a little creativity to put together a fun filled at-home activity that is budget friendly and easily adapted as your child learns and grows. 

    What is ‘Sensory Play’?

    Sensory Play is any playtime activity that …

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  • Stay at Home with this Printable Bingo Sheet

    July 2, 2020How to, Lifestyle, Real life, Things To Do

    Welcome to week 1000 of lockdown, let’s liven it up with a game of Bingo. This week, we’ve designed this special sheet to make staying at home a little more fun. Whether you’re stuck for inspiration of what to do or looking for a moment’s peace for that first sip of coffee, play lockdown bingo to make this week more manageable.

    Download your Bingo Sheet hereDownload

    Keep reading to find out what we’ve included in our ‘Stay …

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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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  • 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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