• 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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  • 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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  • Picnic at home in 5 easy steps!

    May 21, 2020Advice, Food & Drink, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    This week, we’re bringing you our top tips to enjoy the outdoors indoors with a picnic at home. Lockdown is still in action and unfortunately many of us don’t have access to our own outside space – but you can still enjoy your favourite spring activities at home! This bank holiday weekend, do something different with your extra time and follow these 5 easy ideas to enjoy the perfect picnic at home. 

    1 – Make some …

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  • Keep up your kids’ playdate during lockdown

    May 19, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    Lockdown is dragging on and kids arehome all day; the prospect of little ones being reunited with their friends feels increasingly  distant. Don’t despair – there are still ways you can help your children stay connected. Thanks to the magic of modern technology, it’s easier than you might think to organise a playdate online and give your kids a chance to laugh, play and hang out with their favourite little people. 

    1. Choose your platform 

    For 1 on …

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  • How to make playdough at home

    May 12, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    Between us, how are you finding having the whole family at home? With shops shut and delivery services reduced, it’s not easy to find new ways to entertain the kids. With days rolling into weeks, it’s time to get crafty and make some playdough! 

    If you’ve been lucky enough to get hold of some flour then we have a surprisingly simple idea for you. Keep little hands busy and out of trouble with some homemade playdough. …

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  • Printable Activity Dice to keep kids happy at home

    May 5, 2020Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    If you’re having trouble thinking up new ideas to entertain your little ones, we’ve got you covered. To keep your kids busy during lockdown, we’ve designed these easy-to-use activity dice. These dice can be printed, coloured in and stuck together to provide hours of fun at home.

    To use, simply:

    Print off the dice on A4 paper.
    Cut out around the outline of the template.
    Colour in the squares in your favourite colours. 
    Fold along each line and glue the …

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  • How to pay it forward during lockdown

    April 27, 2020Advice, How to, Information, Lifestyle, Parenting, Real life, Things To Do

    These days it’s more important than ever to be kind but it can feel harder than ever to pay this kindness forward. Whereas a couple of months ago you could have bought a friend a coffee or perhaps a slice of cake for someone behind you in a cafe queue, as we stay home our opportunities to be generous feel ever more limited. 

    What does it mean to pay it forward? 

    To put it simply, paying it …

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