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28 May 2020 Zanna's Nature Notes: Dandelion clocks

Zanna's Nature Notes: Dandelion clocks

It's time to explore nature with Zanna's Nature Notes from Usborne author Zanna Davidson! Read on to find out all about dandelions and play a game of Dandelion Clocks.

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13 May 2020 Tackling the plastic problem: why I wrote a book for children all about plastic

Tackling the plastic problem: why I wrote a book for children all about plastic

Katie Daynes, author of Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Plastic, is grilled by the Year 4–5 children at Settle Primary School in Yorkshire.

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5 May 2020 10 activities to do in the garden

10 activities to do in the garden

Gardens are great spaces to enjoy nature, to learn about the world around you, and to enjoy some outdoor play. Here are our top ten activities to do in the garden – and some would also work for your daily exercise!

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28 April 2020 An activity a day with That’s not my… books

An activity a day with That’s not my… books

To support your child’s early learning development, we’ve come up with a different way to explore the books with your little one for every day of the week with an educational focus behind it.

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Tags: babies


7 April 2020 How to turn boring chores into fun (and educational) games with your toddler

How to turn boring chores into fun (and educational) games with your toddler

Children learn through everything they experience, and they love nothing more than imitating activities that they see you doing. 

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7 April 2020 5 calming tips for children who worry

5 calming tips for children who worry

Here are some activities to try to help you deal with worries when they pop up. They might not make them go away completely, but hopefully they will help.

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Tags: mental health


3 April 2020 What is phonics? Helping your child learn to read

Learning to read using phonics is quite straightforward for most children, which is why it has become such a popular method in schools.

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17 March 2020 How to keep your kids happy while you're working at home

How to keep your kids happy while you're working at home

Here are some tips on how to keep the kids occupied so you can get some work done and stay sane.

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Tags: activities


10 March 2020 Mini Monsters: helping children overcome their fears

Mini Monsters: helping children overcome their fears

Meet Billy’s adorable best friends Captain Snott, Gloop, Fang-Face, Trumpet and Peep in this series for younger readers by Zanna Davidson.

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Tags: Children's fiction


9 March 2020 How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

How to help your child learn key English and Maths skills

Read some top tips on practising English and Maths at home from Usborne Editorial Director Felicity Brooks. 

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