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Educational Play with Schleich I'm a big fan of learning through play. Unforced educational play. I'm not a teacher and I don't want to be. I want my children to naturally learn whilst they are having fun. When I was contacted recently...

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Say Eh-Oh to the new Teletubbies toys! There back!! Teletubbies made a joyous return to CBeebies last year, and this year marks the launch of the new range of toys. As you know I was sent a box just before Christmas, and today I can finally...

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Travel: Ox Pasture Hall Hotel, Scarborough Last weekend Nana and I took a rather lengthy journey north for a night away at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, with Little Dude in tow. The Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel...

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A Place To Enjoy My Garden I love my garden. I love the fact that I have a garden, especially with the recent gorgeous weather we've been having. Whilst I have a pretty compact garden, there's a lot going on out there. Plants, fruit...

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Cuddles With Ben Cohen Some days I have a really difficult job. Days like this for example. *Ahem* That rather nice young man is former rugby player Ben Cohen. Ben is a bit of an expert when it comes to cuddles. He has...

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The ParaNorman Local Legends Schools and Libraries Initiative

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 22-01-2013

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January 28th sees the much anticipated release of “ParaNorman” on DVD. “ParaNorman tells the tale of Norman, a seemingly ordinary boy with the extraordinary ability to talk to dead people. Norman ends up taking on ghosts, zombies and all kinds of paranormal activity to save his town from a legendary curse.

The team at Universal have set up a very special website to help children in schools and libraries up and down the country to learn more about their own local legends and community history. Together groups and classes can explore creative writing, history, research and community thanks to lesson plans, event ideas and resources for Year 5 and 6 teachers and library staff. As well as having great fun and learning more about their local area, children will be learning and putting into practice skills that will last them a lifetime, without even knowing it!

The lesson plans cover History, Geography, English, PSHE, Drama, Art and ICT, and as well as being lots of fun and very creative, they also fit in with the National Curriculum.  Local libraries can host a range of events and activities too so the whole community can get involved.

Information for Teachers and Libraries goes live on the ParaNorman Local Legends website on Monday 28th January where all the lesson plans and downloadable details can be found. If your local school or library takes part they can win an amazing spook-tacular prize, so pass on the details on to them today and make sure they sign up this week.

Next Week: Read MY review of the “ParaNorman” movie and win your own copy of the DVD PLUS a special ParaNorman Pack.

Foxy Bingo

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 26-09-2012

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As the rain batters down outside pretty much constantly at the moment the idea of going out in the evening might not really appeal. If its not the weather putting you off the issue of child care might be a problem. If you’re looking for a fun social activity that you can do in the warmth and comfort of your own home, check out Foxy Bingo.

Launched in 2005 Foxy Bingo is one of the biggest online bingo communities in the UK, and its also one of the friendliest. With regular promotions and busy online chat rooms not only are you getting a great social activity, but you might just end up winning a tidy some of money too.

When you Join and deposit £10 into your account Foxy Bingo will give you £20 absolutely free to use to buy tickets and join in the games. There are free games and weekly specials, and at the moment you can get a ticket to win £100K free. There are chat rooms to make friends and have a good natter with the other players, regular competitions to win prizes, and even an online magazine featuring celebrity interviews and winners stories.

Foxy Bingo is totally secure so your bank details are never in danger, and they also provide support if you ever think your gambling has got out of control. Whilst Foxy Bingo is meant to be fun there are also dangers when it comes to gambling, but the support and guidance is there if things ever get out of hand.

I’m not a regular gambler – largely because I never remember to buy a Lottery ticket – but I have played a little online bingo in my time. It is great fun. Not just the prospect of winning money – and we can all hope that it’ll be us – but also the excitement of the games and friendly chat at the same time. Its also great because you can play any time. So if the idea of heading out tonight doesn’t appeal, log on to Foxy Bingo – and if you do win, remember who sent you yeah?