The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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Our story of mess-free potty learning from birth, using part-time EC (Elimination Communication)

Potty training doesn’t have to begin with older toddlers. EC is a gentle, child-led method of infant potty learning, suitable from birth to 18 months. If this is the first you’ve heard of Elimination Communication, it probably sounds a bit weird! But once you get used to the idea and consider the benefits for baby,…

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Educational Apps for Kids

Guest Blog from Emily – York Mumbler A dose of reality – iPads and tablets are pretty much essential kit to get you through a long period at home with kids (ok maybe an exaggeration – but they help keep us sane if they give you a bit of time back!) but I always agonise…

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The Snow Queen – The Movie

Advertising feature The Snow Queen at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre – the movie!! Available until Sunday 31 January 2021. 👇Mumbler Review below👇 A brand new film of the Scarborough theatre’s sell-out show, The Snow Queen, will be available on the SJT website until midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021. It’s the first time the famous…

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Making walking more fun for kids

It can be harder to stay motivated about family walks in wintery weather, but it’s good for physical and mental health to get out regularly for some fresh air and exercise. Here are 10 ideas to help make walks a little bit more fun for kids. Always follow the latest Government guidelines on social distancing…

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Introducing Juno: the new app giving parents direct access to paediatricians

Advertising feature for Juno Parents are often anxious about their children’s health, but this year has seen those concerns intensify for many families. From virus fears to ensuring other healthcare needs are met, there have been a range of issues to grapple with. To help parents access healthcare expertise at a time of sky-high waiting…

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Birthday Parties on Lockdown

Guest Blog from Calderdale Mumbler & Harrogate Mumbler Toddler Mumbler turned two during the first lockdown. Having no idea what birthday are usually like, she was delighted with her new toys and pleased as punch to be at home to play with them. But her older siblings felt bad she couldn’t have a proper party,…

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Christmas activities in the North East, that don’t need to be pre-booked!

You can enjoy some fantastic socially distanced Christmas trails and activities in & around Gateshead with no booking required. There are some great options below that are free (or just a few pounds), to help get the whole family in the festive spirit without breaking the bank. Details are subject to change, please check for…

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Tech Tips For Parents at Christmas

Guest blog from The E-Safety Office With Christmas looming, it is a busy time for parents buying presents and making sure that they will have happy faces on Christmas Day morning. Whilst traditional toys such as Lego, board games and character figures are still popular, there are an increasing number of interactive toys which are…

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Review of HUMBUG: the festive ‘who dunnit’ special for all ages

You’ve probably been watching plenty of Christmas TV lately. As well as the latest movies and classics you’ll find  Christmas specials from Peppa Pig to Paw Patrol, Blaze to Storybots & more. I can honestly say that HUMBUG has been one of my favourites, and was a huge hit with my little people. For something…

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Children’s Christmas TV

Guest Blog from Kathryn – Selby, Tadcaster and Goole (STAG) Mumbler Your essential guide to what’s on TV for children and teens this Christmas and New Year, with our top picks for festive films and specials. Find your favourites at a glance, running in order of day/time, so you can plan out some time to…

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