Jigsaws are on the up. With over £100 million of sales in the UK last year it is clearly a big market and in our household we are now hooked.
Jigsaws are great for the mind, real brain food which helps people unwind. Whilst sometimes it is stressful looking for that missing piece or finding the one that fits it is rewarding when finished. Creating a real masterpiece is enjoyable and helps people escape from the stressful world around us.
I have been getting jigsaws from neighbours, we started a ‘jigsaw swap’, and once the shops were open I headed to charity stores, where I picked up jigsaws from anything up to £4.50 including some great brand names.
However, if you prefer new or are gifting to someone, Kikkerland has created a range of unique …
With schools and universities returning to normal as September rolls around, there’s a whole host of new students that will be supporting themselves. So I’ve put together a list of great bargains and other deals that you can get to cut down on the cost of your kit & living.
Santander free railcard
If you get a Santander 1|2|3 student current account, you will also receive a free 4-year 16-25 Railcard. That railcard would usually cost you over £100 and with the card you can save 1/3 on rail travel. This is a crazy benefit and will save you absolutely loads on traveling up and down the country, especially if you plan on returning home during the holidays. You can apply for an account and see the benefits here.
UNiDAYS is a discount …
- More than 30 activity sheets available for free download now
- Assured by The Dyslexia Association
- Behavioural therapist and former headteacher, Pete Griffin, provides his seven hints and tips on learning at home
With parents across the UK struggling to find ways to keep kids entertained and educated during school closures the newly launched Love Writing Co. has committed to making free activity downloads available each and every week, with 30 available right now.
Set up by mum of two Surlender Pendress and dad of two Mark Sherwood in September last year, the Love Writing Co. produces age-appropriate writing and colouring pencils for kids aged 3-9, alongside fun and engaging handwriting books that makes it easier and faster to learn to write.
Classroom studies have shown that 95% of children have improved writing ability, 8 in …
Virgin Media is giving free children’s TV shows to customers as school children and younger are staying during the coronavirus lockdown.
Subscribers to Virgin Media will be able to access seven of its popular kids’ channels for free until 21 April:
- Cartoon Network
- Nick Jr
- Nick Jr Too
The upgrade will automatically be applied to customers on Virgin Media’s Player, Mixit (without Kids TV pick) and Maxit (without Kids TV pick) bundles at no extra cost.‘With some parents across the UK at home with their little ones, Virgin Media is offering families a helping hand to keep their kids entertained,’ the television, internet and phone provider said in a press announcement.
‘Across these channels, a range of shows from Ben 10, Paw Patrol, Teen Titans and classics like Tom and …
It’s day 3 of lockdown and hopefully you’ve not torn your hair out yet. Here’a a quick list of some free things for kids to do.
‘As of today, we have made all Letterland apps on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store free for a limited time, so that there are digital resources available for parents to access immediately.’
Get instant access to English, maths and science resources. Powered by the world’s leading AI teaching and learning platform, our resources are suitable for Years 3-11 and aligned to the national curriculum.
Hamilton is providing free packs for English and maths for each …
Gimi is a new pocket money app and chores manager that has launched in the UK to teach kids as young as six how to earn, save and manage their money.
Using Gimi parents can:
- Set-up a weekly or monthly allowance for their child
- Set chores for their children to earn additional money (children can also suggest chores to them too!)
- And, create savings. All whilst teaching kids about interest rates
In turn, kids are able to:
- Track the money they’ve earned through good behaviour, jobs completed around the house, goals you set around their school work, anything a parent likes
- Set-up dream buys (such as a skateboard) and monitor how long it takes to get there.
Gimi differs from other pocket …
On Thursday 4 October 2018 the government will close the childcare voucher scheme to new entrants, replacing it with the new tax-free childcare scheme.
We thought that this is important for those who have benefited from the voucher scheme, and are unsure what’s going on, so we asked Charlotte Cowgill, Legal Adviser at DAS Law, to share what you need to know…
Why is the government making this move?
The new scheme is intended to be a fairer and better targeted system than childcare vouchers, and will mean that all families can get support regardless of their employer or whether they are self-employed. Support is based on the number of children in a family, rather than number of parents as seen in the current childcare voucher scheme. Parents who wish to continue to …
Window to the Womb, private baby scan specialists, have released their exclusive free pregnancy app on Android. It’s already available to expectant parents on IOS devices such as iPhones, but in celebration of the Android release, Window to the Womb are offering the app to all expectant parents who wish to create a remarkable video of their growing bump.
Originally inspired by Mcfly’s Tom Fletcher and his wife Giovanna’s famous YouTube bump video: Bumpies allows users to snap, save and share photos of their bump from 5 to 40 weeks gestation. Once you have 5 or more ‘Bumpies’, the app will stitch all these images together to make a clever time-lapse video; meaning you’re able to enjoy the magic of your 9-month pregnancy in just 90 seconds. Users can then share their bump images and …
Deal seekers get ready: Toys”R”Us® kicks off an early Black Friday One Day Deal in Toys ‘R’ Us Stores across the country.
For TODAY ONLY (17 November 2017), get a massive 20% OFF ALL toys, baby, bikes & wheels at Toys ‘R’ Us. You don’t want to miss this: reserve online and collect in-store in just 29 minutes 🎉 http://bit.ly/2zZlwzi
20% Off Toys, Baby, Bikes & Wheels – In-store Only
How to qualify:
- Either reserve the items you want online by selecting Click & Collect in your basket, or visit your nearest Toys R Us store (click here to find stores).
- Your Click & Collect order amount shown online will not include your 20% discount. This will be applied at the till when you pay in store.
- Click & Collect orders placed on
From classic dolls houses and train sets to rocking unicorns and smoothie makers, Aldi’s new nostalgic collection of great-value wooden toys – set to hit stores and online from the 26th October – has everything parents need to inspire their children to step away from the electronics this Christmas!
The quality FSC certified wooden toy line up includes both classic and modern options, and is sure to leave grown-ups reminiscing and keep kids entertained for hours.
Along with this classic new Wooden Rocking Horse (£27.99), Aldi has also tapped into the unicorn craze by introducing this trendy Wooden Rocking Unicorn (£27.99); a modern twist on the original, it’s perfect for parents looking for something a little different.
This beautiful Wooden Doll’s House (£29.99) makes for a truly magical gift. It comes with three …