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20th October 2015
Calling All Animal Lovers
Did you know that a cow’s “moo” has a different accent depending on what region they originate from? Or that bats always turn left when they fly out of a cave? Zebras are actually white with black stripes, not the other way around and that Flamingos can only eat when their heads are upside down!  These are just a few of the million amazing... Read More...

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30th September 2015
Have your Children Got the Sport Bug?
Have your Children Got the Sport Bug?
In the run up to the London 2012 Olympics the public were told that it would be an event which would inspire a generation of children to participate in sport. The government recently released figures staring that 1.4 million more people were playing sport each week than when the London Olympic bid as won. Despite this, Tessa Jowell (the then... Read More...

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28th September 2015
Dahl-ighful Books to be found in Happy Meals
In an unlikely partnership that would make James more surprised than finding a giant peach in his Garden, the estate of Roald Dahl has teamed up with the fast-food franchise McDonald’s to give away millions of his brilliant books for free. For six weeks (starting from the 23rd September), 14 millions specially created Roald Dahl books will... Read More...

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9th September 2015
Children Starting Pre-school? What You Should Know
All parents wish for their children to have a strong start in life, & a good pre-school experience provides a strong foundation for a successful future in education. If you considered enrolling you child in pre-school this year but were worried they were not quite ready then rest assured that there are a number of easy ways to prepare you little one for... Read More...

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3rd September 2015
First Day Jitters
As most of you know, it’s back to school time this week (I can’t believe how quickly the holidays have gone!). Although the start of each year always feels like a bit step, the transition from pre-school to primary school can be pretty overwhelming for your little one. Here at Its Your Story we have an exciting back to school gift idea... Read More...

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20th July 2015
Keeping Kids Hydrated This Summer
We can finally rejoice as we seem to be getting some nice weather in UK. Whilst most of us will be enjoying the heat wave, the increase in temperature can be a cause of concern for parents with babies & young children. This is especially true this year with newspapers labelling the UK “hotter than the Sahara” & temperatures exceeding 35C... Read More...

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9th July 2015
To Naughty Step or Not To Naughty Step?
To Naughty Step or Not To Naughty Step?
Discipline is a hot topic for any parent and I was happy to share my thoughts for an article in this month's issue of Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine. The piece was looking at whether the Naughty Step - pioneered by celebrity nanny Joe Frost - has had its day. This technique for... Read More...

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24th June 2015
Summer Holidays
Oh the summer holidays. Such fond memories –building tree houses; having picnics; sailing & plenty of adventure! It feels like summer was just filled with action-packed, sun-kissed days or I am just recalling my favourite Mark A. Cooper or Enid Blyton Book... Mind you, at least I can say that I took the time to read a book which now, by today’s... Read More...

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15th June 2015
Read Yourself Around the World
Read Yourself Around the World
On Its Your Story, we regularly mentioned how important parental involvement is in helping children to become confident & capable readers. With this in mind, we encourage our blog followers & your children to take part in the Reading Miles Global Challenge. In 2012 the National Literacy Trust & the Oxford University press teamed up to launch... Read More...

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4th June 2015
In Praise of the Nation's Dads
At this time of year the pictures of children which cross our desk are seriously outnumbered by pictures of men. In recent weeks we've closely examined photographs of hundreds of Dads, encountering plenty of hair gel, lots of designer stubble, sunburnt skin, cheeky smiles, bashful smiles, forced smiles - and all in the name of producing our Read More...

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