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Favourite Children’s Books for Libraries Week

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Some time ago we asked our children (then aged 1-12) to tell us about their favourite books.  As it’s Libraries Week it seemed appropriate to share this with you all. Perhaps if your children are looking for some inspiration for a new book to read they might like to pop to their local library and try one of these recommendations.

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Hallowe’en Howling

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I love Hallowe’en.
I love the idea of ghosts and ghouls and I particularly love the food creations and spooky decorations. I also love a Hallowe’en tea party for the children and their friends. I’m not a particularly great chef, but here are some easy ideas for you to try…

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National Autistic Society Autism Hour – 2nd October

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Intu Shopping Centres and the National Autistic Society have joined forces to launch the first UK-wide Autism Hour on Monday 2nd October to create a more autism-friendly shopping experience.

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Your Town Rocks!

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Join in the latest craze of painting, hiding finding and re-hiding painted rocks. It fun, free and anyone can join in. How far will your rocks travel?

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Perfect Picnic Tortilla

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Delicious served hot or cold…as a main or a tasty snack. A tortilla is an ideal addition to a summer picnic…tastier than sandwiches and a welcome change!

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What do you get if you cross football and golf?

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No, this isn’t a bad pun with a terrible punchline! Footgolf is the latest sport for all the family to enjoy. If you can kick a ball, you can have a go at footgolf.

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30 Hours Free Childcare

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From September 2017, all children whose parent(s) meet the criteria will be entitled to an additional 570 hours of free childcare per year from the term after their third birthday until they enter full-time school. This means that many families will be able to claim 1,140 hours of free childcare per year. Each child will get 30 hours of free childcare per week if you choose to take it during school term time, or 22.8 hours per week if you ‘stretch’ your entitlement across 50 weeks of the year.

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How to Prevent Traveller’s Tummy on your Summer Holiday

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Jetting off on holiday but worried about traveller’s diarrhoea this summer? If so, read on for advice on how to avoid letting it ruin the family holiday.

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Mini Omelette Muffins

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These mini egg muffins from Delicious and Real would make the perfect addition to any summer picnic.

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Summer Reading Challenge 2017

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Every year, thousands of families all over the country take part in the UK’s biggest reading event for children in libraries, the Summer Reading Challenge, run by the charity The Reading Agency. The aim of the challenge is to get children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays and most libraries around the UK will be taking part.

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