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Our Review of Bananas in Pyjamas Toys from Golden Bear

We all know the familiar song “Bananas in pyjamas are coming down the stairs”, in fact as a child this song used to scare me as I couldn’t imagine anything more scary than bananas coming to life and chasing people!  However, thankfully the pre-school show for children featuring the very loveable Bananas in Pyjamas B1 and B2 is not scary – in fact it’s rather cool.  Each episode features B1 and B2 and all their friends getting up to antics and finding ways to solve problems for their friends.   The message of the show is to teach children social skills such as friendship, loyalty and responsibility.  Now there is a new range of interactive, imagination and discovery Bananas in Pyjamas toys from Golden Bear.

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Insurance Security For Your Kids

Whilst this is a guest post about the benefits of having insurance for your family, as a mum who was given this as a gift when Roo was born I think it’s a valuable investment for when a crisis happens that you just can’t fix in the usual channels.  Thank you to the team at Aviva for writing this for my blog.

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As a parent, one of the things you are constantly focused on throughout your life is the safety, security, and health of your children. These are all things that you can deal with on a personal basis in your everyday life, by keeping an eye on your young children and making sure that no harm comes to them. However, in the greater scheme of things, in order to properly protect your home and family from any kind of costly hardship, you need to take steps to be certain that your children are adequately protected at all times. In many situations, health insurance may actually be the easiest aspect of all this, as many situations allow for children to be covered on their parents’ plans. But with regard to general safety and security, you may have to look into taking other steps.

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This Should Not Happen to Children

Apparently we live in the modern world. Apparently we live in a civilised society.  Apparently we live in a world where children can be children and where we all have basic human rights.  This is though sadly not the case the world over, and I have been shocked to watch, read and listen to the atrocities against children during the recent uprisings in Syria.  As a mother it breaks my heart, to see other children watching their families killed around them, watching their brothers and sisters be tortured, watching the small belongings they have burnt to the ground.  I cannot say it loudly enough, this should not happen to children.

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Too Much Indoor Playtime and Not Enough Outdoor Adventure

I know the weather hasn’t been that good lately, ok let’s face it it’s been bloody awful but it seems that kids are now spending too much time indoors for playtime and not enough outdoor and fresh air time.  I must admit with Roo being at school in the afternoon’s I can see a noticeable difference in her energy levels now she is outside playing for 30 minutes a day in the fresh air as when she is with me we don’t do enough as I am bit of a wet weather wuss and wrongly I’ve always assumed playing outdoors in the wet is well, erm, rather wet.

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Playground Disasters and Bumped Knees Just Another Typical School Day

Roo has settled into school really well, every day she looks forward to going and we have our little routine now of taking it slowly in the morning with a bit of free play, a snack at 11am and then out the door for just after 12 noon.  During the day the kids get some free time in the playground to burn off their energy and this week they’ve been jumping in puddles (thank heavens for the wet weather gear the school has) and painting autumn leaves.  Yesterday though Roo had her first playground disaster.

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