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TESTED: The importance of child furniture safety

07/04/2017 | Articles, Education, In the news, Room to Grow, Safety | by Jane Thomas

At Room to Grow we know the importance of children’s furniture safety, yet we understand that it’s something that may not automatically be the first thought that comes into a parent’s mind when they’re in the middle of the hustle and bustle of preparing for a new arrival. Continue on to find out how our […]

Fun Snow Facts For Kids

25/01/2015 | Education, Fun, In the news | by Catherine

I woke up on Wednesday morning and couldn’t believe my eyes. Snow covered everything outdoors, not thick snow, but enough to provoke and excited “wow!” (from me, first of all). The walk to school was very slippery though, with sheets of ice covering roads and pavements and much to my son’s disappointment, it wasn’t really […]

New Year’s Eve celebrations, around the globe

27/12/2014 | Holidays, In the news | by Catherine

As 2014 draws to a close, you may sit back and reflect on the year past, and contemplate upon the year to come. Or, as many people all over the world, you may be planning the biggest celebration of the year, and how and where to spend it.   The very first New Year starts […]

Anti-bullying Week

18/11/2014 | Child Health, Education, Health, In the news, Safety | by Catherine

The third week in November is anti-bullying week. “The challenge is huge: 1 in 10 children have reported being bullied   44 per cent of children have witnessed another pupil being bullied in the last 12 months   25 per cent of children (or over 2 million children) worry about bullying   Over 8 out […]

Let’s spread some kindness

05/11/2014 | Child Health, Fun, Health, In the news, Parent Health | by Catherine

With remembrance day and the 100th anniversary of the great war this week and red poppies adorning the outfits of children and adults alike, I took to thinking about peace. Peace led me to think about kindness, because whoever we are, wherever we live and whatever religion we may or may not follow, if we […]

Windy Days Can Be Fun

28/10/2014 | Education, Exercise, Fun, In the news | by Catherine

Did you see that YouTube video of the Kinder Downfall waterfall being blown upwards? As Hurricane Gonzalo hit England this Tuesday, we looked out of the window expecting something spectacular. Along the coast, 70mph winds were recorded but in from our centrally-located home all we saw was lots and lots of leaves falling, and a […]

The Weirdest Baby Products Ever

Nowadays there is so much baby equipment available to parents that you’d think that it’s essential to get one of every item, even the more far-fetched things that were just not available a generation ago.  It used to be that couples expecting a baby would buy the very basics – a cot, a pram, a […]

Top Resources For Encouraging Teenagers To Read

26/06/2014 | Articles, Books, Education, Fun, In the news, Room to Grow | by Jane Thomas

World Book Day is on the first Thursday of March in the UK to avoid the official date (23rd April) clashing with school holidays.   Children all over the UK joined in this year with special events held by schools and kids’ groups across the country.  Most schools as the children to dress up as a […]

Simple Play: Easter Activities For All The Family

11/04/2014 | Articles, Decorating tips, Default, Education, Fun, Holiday, In the news | by Jane Thomas

With Easter fast approaching your little ones will be getting excited about the eggs that the Easter Bunny will no doubt bring them.  Easter is a fab festival with lots of craft and play activities that children enjoy.  Here are some great Easter activities that you can enjoy with the kids as they wait for […]

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