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The Mumbler Guide to Kids Christmas TV 2019!

I love settling down on the settee with my kids for a bit of Christmas telly over the festive period. I’m one of those people who buys a Christmas TV guide and loves flicking through and highlighting our must watch shows and films, so I thought I’d share what I’ve highlighted and I’m looking forward…

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Mumbler Review: Peter Pan at Hull Truck

For the last 3 years I’ve made a tradition of taking my son to the Hull Truck Christmas show. It’s his birthday at the start of December so we have been doing this as his birthday day out every year. It’s always a lovely family show, not an overly cheesy festive panto, so it make…

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Mumbler’s Day Out at St Stephens!

We had a really good family day out in Hull city centre at the weekend, so good that I’ve written a blog about it! It was my sons birthday last Friday; being a December birthday it’s often hard to make it special for him and not just drowned out with Christmas stuff. For the past…

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The Card Factory – My Top 10 Personalised Christmas gifts

Choosing the “right” gift at Christmas can be a minefield. I don’t want to waste money, I want the recipient to genuinely love it and I’m also very conscious of not buying too much plastic and ‘tat’ that will just end up in the bin. For family & friends a bit of personalisation is always…

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University of York Research – PJ Heroes

Have you ever been concerned about your child’s language development? Did they seem late to learn to talk or understand speech? If your child has suspected or confirmed speech, language and communication needs then researchers at the University of York would love to hear from you! Children aged 4-6 with English as their only language…

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Don’t bin your batteries this Christmas! A Guide from East Riding of Yorkshire Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been sending me a series of articles this year to help local families understand their waste and recycling better. So far we’ve covered baby waste, in particularly putting nappies in the right bin (you can read that here), reusing and recycling clothing and textiles (you can read that here)…

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Give The Gift of Swimming this Christmas

Hannah at Water Babies has this great idea for a Christmas gift…. With Christmas fast approaching, if you are anything like me, you have friends and family asking what you would like for your little one for Christmas. This question semi fills me with dread…I look at all my little ones toys, books and clothes…

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Mumbler Tried and Tested Elf on the Shelf Ideas!

If like me you started the Elf on the Shelf tradition in previous years, or are thinking of starting this year, this blog might come in useful! My kids really enjoyed it last year and rushed downstairs on the December mornings to see what our ‘naughty elf’ had been up to while they were asleep….

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Go, Go Go to see Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

The Perfect Christmas Theatre Experience: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat If you’re looking for a festive family theatre experience, Bill Kenwright’s brilliant production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical returns to the Doncaster Dome this December. Runs 18th December 2019 to 4th January 2020. Starring the hit TV show finalist…

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Calling ALL School Parents: Thank a Teacher for FREE through the Thank a Teacher Campaign

An amazing teacher makes all the difference at school. Say a very special “thank you” to your teacher at Christmas by sending them a free card with your personal message through the Thank a Teacher Campaign. Anyone can send a card to any teacher and it can be for anything – helping your child settle in, helping through…

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