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1st June 2016
Five Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children More
Five Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children More
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. A new study reveals that children greatly benefit from their father reading them bedtime stories. Dads spark "imaginative discussions" and are more instrumental to their children's language development because of the way they read to their kids. Dr Elisabeth Duursma, who conducted the study, found that... Read More...

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25th May 2016
Children Don't Care About Winning at Sport Anymore
Children Don't Care About Winning at Sport Anymore
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14th April 2016
Celebrating a world’s best-loved children’s author – Top 5 Illustrated Children’s Books
Celebrating a world’s best-loved children’s author – Top 5 Illustrated Children’s Books
Her works have brightened up the childhoods of millions of people across the world. Beatrix Potter penned more than 20 books, famously writing and illustrating the tales of Peter Rabbit. 2016 marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter and in honour of her beautifully illustrated... Read More...

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31st March 2016
A Present is a Gift in More Ways than One
It seems only too common now that children no longer receive presents but instead cards with cold, hard cash inside. We can’t argue that for parents, with busy schedules, it is easier to stick a £10 or £20 note in a card rather than forward plan for all the birthday parties children attend. In addition, with all the marvellous gadgets and... Read More...

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7th March 2016
An Easter egg Hunt for All Ages
An Easter egg Hunt for All Ages
Easter Egg Hunts are a great way to start your Easter morning with the children. To make things easy for all you wonderful parents, we here at Itsyourstory have found some ready-to-print Easter Egg Hunt Clues.You may notice that some hiding places have multiple clues so you can choose the one that’s the best fit for you, making the Egg Hunt... Read More...

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1st March 2016
World Book Day
World Book Day
  The World Book Day strapline ‘Turning Millions of Kids into Millions of Readers' is simple and effective. Children may read with confidence. They may diligently read the school book they bring home in their book bag every day. But they don't necessarily read for pleasure and instilling a love of reading in children is a gift for life. So... Read More...

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1st March 2016
Here's our 500 words
This week we have been thrilled to hear that BBC Radio 2’s 500 word competition is a popular as ever, with a record number of entries. Just in case you have haven’t heard, the 500 word competition aims to get children excited about reading and writing. All children (aged 5 – 13), no matter their ability, write an original story on... Read More...

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22nd February 2016
Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World
Mother’s Day Traditions Around the World
The origin of Mother’s Day is said to date all the way back to the ancient Egyptians, who celebrated the Goddess Isis – the mother of the Pharaohs. In contrast, Mothering Sunday (as is celebrated in England) is a recent reincarnation of the celebration, only dating back to the 1600s, where the 4th Sunday of Lent was dedicated to mothers and a prayer... Read More...

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3rd February 2016
Top Tips for Making Up a Story (it's harder than it seeems...)
You may not know but it's World Storytelling Week, a global celebration of storytelling that should have children curled up on their parents lap, totally absorbed by a captivating story... Except, if you're anything like me, you'll find it much harder than you imagine to make up a good story on the spur of the moment. I tend to start with great... Read More...

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2nd February 2016
Counting Down to Numbers Day
Counting Down to Numbers Day
Pardon the pun, but here at Its your story we are counting down the days till Numbers Day this Friday (5th February). It can be difficult to motivate children when it comes to maths.  Why? Because maths can be hard! There is no middle ground when it comes to maths – you are either right or wrong. Plus, to get the answer can sometimes... Read More...

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