Just 3 ingredient slime recipe with PVA glue, Washing Liquid, and Food Colouring. No Borax needed. Easy to make and with ingredients you can get from a UK supermarket (Lidl’s Formil makes good slime!). Before we continue, I’d just like to say – it might seem like Copse Magazine are late to the make-your-own-slime party and that’s because it’s true. We have held out as … Continue reading Slime Recipe: Formil Slime: Easy UK recipe with no Borax
As far as headlines go, it’s a pretty crummy one. I mean, should it even be news that a father picks up his daughter… even less so when you realise that the news is that he intends to pick her up just once a week. But sadly this non-story has made the headlines in the German national press, the international press, and even on the … Continue reading German Vice-Chancellor takes time off to pick up daughter
Childcare costs. A lot. People who earn little get significant state help and subsidy. And so they should – a low-income family’s child doesn’t cost them half as much to care for as the child of a family earning twice as much. It costs the same per hour/day/week for childcare regardless of your salary. Obviously there are more and less expensive nurseries, child-minders, and grandparents. … Continue reading The costs of childcare
I have a (nearly) 2 year old boy. He goes to nursery 5 days a week and is currently learning to talk, use a potty, and drink from a cup (not all at the same time, I might add). That’s all pretty useful stuff to learn, and quite major changes in one’s life. So my question is, whilst expanding his mind and physical capabilities at … Continue reading Can boys like pink?
“Nanny”, the 4 year old says, “I have something important to tell you.” A collective intake of breath was audible. You never quite know what they are going to come out with, do you? Is it going to be something related to which food groups were consumed at lunch today, or is it going to be something from that conversation she overheard when you thought … Continue reading Divorce Diary: A child’s eye view on discipline
There’s an advert running on our local radio at the moment with the line “my mother always said you should invest in good shoes and a good bed, ’cause when you’re not in one, you’re in t’other”. They were advertising beds… I’m going to focus on the other. Anyone who’s ever taken care of a child knows how important it is to find the proper … Continue reading Comfy Footwear for Those Important First Steps
I’m not quite sure when I last watched an episode of Sesame Street, but I’m fairly sure I was about a metre shorter and I’m definitely sure that I was at least 6 stones lighter. But I still love the Count who counts. So when I saw that Sesame Street Live was coming to town county, I was interested to see how essentially a live … Continue reading Sesame Street Live [Theatre Review]
At what age is it appropriate to talk about death with young children? I’m not talking specifically about the death of someone close, but death in general. Our 4 year old’s experience of death so far is limited to her Nanny’s dog, and to a Great Grandma she never met, so it seems quite an abstract understanding of death so far, more of absence. So … Continue reading When should you talk about death with young children?
You know the old adage, good things come in small packages… well I’ve got another for you: Great things come in great packages. If you are looking for the perfect new-mum/new-baby gift, then look no further than Jellybox. With a large collection of luxury gifts for boys and girls of assorted ages, it’s a really interesting concept for a business, especially when the media fills … Continue reading New Baby Presents by Post: The Jellybox
Are you planning a kids party for the first time? The basics you need to know! Planning a child’s party can be overwhelming for some parents, especially if they have never planned one before. Here are five simple steps of what needs to be done with some good advice:ersHe 1. Decide how much you want to spend and try and stick to it! 2. Set … Continue reading Planning a kids party for the first time?