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National Children's Day UK 2020

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National Children's Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.

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The Month of May

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The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. The weather is getting warmer (well usually it is) and flowers and trees are starting to blossom. There are many different customs that people celebrate at this time to show the joy and happiness of the long winter they have left behind.

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Making a String Phone

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One thing I remember doing as a child was making string phones with my friends. They were so much fun and could never work out how they managed to get the sound from one cup to the other along the string. Obviously now a days phones are all cordless so the very thought of something having string or cord to make it work is alien to the young generation. So on this wet miserable Monday I decided to show Zach how to make a string phone.   What you need: 2 empty paper cups or if you have 2 empty tin...

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A pastime that children can play either indoors or out.

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So who remembers making dens when they were a kid? I know I do. My first memories of making dens were when I was 4 years old. I remember using a pair of old clotheshorses and taking the clean sheets that my mum had just ironed and put away. I would spend hours in there with my toys making my own little world.

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Daisy Chains

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I was just out walking my dog, Flynn, and noticed all the daisies popping up in the new spring grass and it made me remember the countless spring and summer days either sitting in the school playing field or in the local village green and making daisy chains with my friends.

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