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    What will you see in the Big Garden Birdwatch?World’s largest garden wildlife survey returns, 29-31 January 2021 Over its four decades, Big Garden Birdwatch has highlighted the winners and losers in the garden bird world. In 2020, nearly half a million people took part, counting almost eight million birds over a three-day period. For many people, garden birds provide an important connection to nature and bring joy and comfort as well as being vital for our mental health and wellbeing. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK will celebrate their love of nature and unite to watch...

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Thank you @EarlyYearsRQT   As early years providers we love to immerse our children in topics which interest them but also with topics they are familiar with, weather and seasonal change is such a popular one. When looking into winter for many of us it feels like winter is Christmas. My winter resource box is full of Christmas activities as well as snow and ice activities and small world play. It’s a topic popular for starting back in January as a mini topic before delving into our new PLODs (potential lines of development). As an adult, I feel like when...

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Thank you @outdoormum_  For us getting out for a walk is like a reset button. Teething baby, go for a walk. Bored 6 year old, go for a walk. Housework to do? Go for a walk. This being said dragging kids out into the cold can be tricky so here’s our tried and tested tips! 1.  There’s no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing I would highly recommend investing in good quality waterproofs, we have got a few bargains in sales and second hand! For us it’s all about layers instead of bulky snowsuits. This means that when...

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The Little Acorns New Year Family Quiz Email us with your answers - littleacornsshop@gmail.com by 6pm on Sunday 3rd January 2021.  The family that gets the most correct will win £10 to spend at Little Acorns. In the event of a tie a winner will be chosen at random.  Films What is the name of the bear in The Jungle Book? What type of toy animal was ‘Wheezy’ in Toy Story 2? Which movie characters speak Banana language? General knowledge Where would you find the sea of tranquillity? What is a baby rabbit called? How many months of the year...

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Here are five things you could do together which might help keep your little ones busy and entertained over the Christmas holidays. 1. Turn your cardboard boxes into a pirate ship, a castle, a fairy house, a boat, rocket or a car! Have fun and get creative! 2. Make a magical den. Use sheets, blankets, boxes anything suitable that you can find around the house. You could all snuggle up in the den and tell stories and sing songs. 3. Find clean and safe resources in your recycling and get creative! You could make musical instruments with a kitchen roll...

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