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Our Weekly Roundup #19

The first week of the Summer holidays got off to a busy – and wet – start.

  • Izzy had her first ever dance concert. She has done a couple of medal tests before but this was the first time she has done a group dance, in front of a packed audience. She sang out loud and looked like she was having a great time. After a dress rehearsal and 2 shows though she is now shattered and we can put away the leotards and ballet shoes for a while as she has no more dance classes over the summer.IMG_20160722_195943

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Our Weekly Roundup #14

  • This week has been a busy one. Hubby has been away and juggling a really busy few days at work with looking after the kids has been tricky. We are all feeling pretty tired and I’m bracing myself for next week being even more hectic!IMG_20160519_180137

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Our Weekly Roundup #6

Half Term 

It was nice to spend some more time with Izzy while she was off school for half term, but she was pleased to go back and see her classmates yesterday! I was working for some of the week and Izzy was with her grandparents and Clara at nursery, so we didn’t get to do much, but we did manage to fit in a play date with a couple of friends. Both girls were really excited to have friends over to play and typically got out every single toy they own! But they all had a lot of fun. As the weather was pretty awful we also got to spend some quite lazy time together – lazy mornings in bed, watching films on the sofa, and the kids did some yoga (well, Izzy copied the yoga moves from YouTube, while Clara tried to join in!)

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Our Weekly Roundup #4

It’s been wet and windy this week, making for miserable school runs! There has also been a lot of cake (baking and eating) as I helped out at Izzy’s school fundraiser, and a lot of dancing as Izzy practices for her second medal test in a few weeks. Generally it’s been a very quiet week, and as I don’t have much news I’d hoped to make this a photo-heavy post, but after looking through my phone and camera I realised I’m getting really bad at taking photos. As in, I don’t take enough. I really need to learn a few of the features on my new camera and remember to take more photos of the girls, even when they are just doing every day, normal things.

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8 ways to keep kids active when it’s raining

Kids, like adults, need to keep active. According to NHS guidelines, children under 5 should be moving for at least 3 hours a day – this includes light intensity activity (walking and standing), as well as higher intensity activity (running, jumping, dancing, swimming etc).

When its raining outside it can be easy to spend the entire day stuck in the same room, doing static activities and generally being lazy. And I do love lazy days. However, any type of movement is better than none, so here are some simple ways to help keep the kids – and you – active even when its horrible weather outside.

  1. Try some yoga with Cosmic Kids on YouTube. The videos use storytelling to create gentle and fun yoga routines for children. Even Clara tries to join in!
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