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Educational TV Programmes for Kids

Do you just want 15 mins to finish off some work, have some you time or to get dinner ready but you want the kids to watch something that’s a bit more educational? I’ve heard people say “if you put the sound on mute and turn on the sub-titles they can practice their reading skills”…

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Downloadable colouring & activity sheets from locals

Some local artists, business & attractions have created fantastic downloadable colouring and activity sheets for your mini mumblers. You can download them, print them out and let your kids enjoy doing them while you can have a quiet cuppa! Enjoy! Thanks to all of the people and organisations who have provided these free of charge…

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News about green waste collections in York

To ensure City of York Council can maintain frontline services, including household waste collections, and to protect frontline crews from unnecessary risk, immediate changes will be made to garden waste collections from this week. The council will be postponing the start of garden waste collections from April, in order to ensure household waste and recycling…

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20 Activities to keep toddlers happy at home

Keeping up with our little bundles of energy can be a struggle (!) so we’ve put together a list of fun things you can do at home to keep toddlers busy. Here are a few things we looked for: Easy to put together and to clean up after ✅ Kids can do themselves, with supervision, rather…

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Advice for pregnant women from The Royal College of Midwives & RCOG

The advice below was published on Saturday 28th March on the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists HERE. We’ll endeavour to keep this information up to date but please contact your own midwife if you have any concerns at all about your pregnancy. General advice As a pregnant woman the news that you were placed…

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Saturday Safari! Animal hunt for kids at Home

We have just tested this out at York Mumbler HQ and my mini mumblers LOVED it!  All you need to do is print the pictures, cut them along the dashed line (as there’s two images per A4 print out), and stick them up around the house or garden. Then set the mini mumblers off to…

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York Stage School – On screen!

York Stage School… on Screen is a new programme where we are going to be sending out weekly Acting, Singing and Musical Theatre briefs, scripts and stimuli to children via email and through videos from both our regular teachers and special weekly industry-professional guest tutors. Students will then have six days to WATCH the videos, EXPLORE the…

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City of York Council announces Emergency Fund to support residents

Thursday 26th March 2020 City of York Council has today announced details of a new Emergency Fund totalling £1.25m to support residents facing hardship during the  Covid -19 pandemic. With the funding in place, residents will now be able to receive financial support from two funding streams, depending on their circumstances and how much help…

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Service changes at City of York Council

Many of the services City of York Council provide for residents, businesses and visitors are changing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The safety of the public and staff is paramount, therefore we are ensuring  social distancing guidance set out by the Government is followed where ever possible. This has led to widespread changes to the…

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Life Skills for Kids!

Lockdown is upon us and parents are trying to both entertain and educate their children. As parents we have a MASSIVE amount of skills we have developed over time. Skills that schools don’t necessarily teach. Grasp this opportunity and teach your children invaluable Life Skills! You could go as far as printing off some little…

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