In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids

Every month we round up some of the best finds for mums and dads, guaranteed to keep the kids busy and parents happy. From a pretty summer dress collection to a new range of healthy snacks, here’s everything to have on your radar…

ALMA Kids Audio Series

Wellbeing experts ALMA have launched an interactive audio series for children. Based around the Tibetan Rites (a form of yoga practiced by Tibetan monks), each episode follows an ALMA character as they travel around the world, learning about sound, movement and nature as they go. Episodes last between seven and ten minutes and also feature a simple exercise routine to help children relax. 

Visit AlmaDeli.com

Apolina

Ethical brand Apolina designs beautifully embroidered, bohemian folk dresses for babies and young girls. Each piece is handmade by a family-run manufacturer in India, with all the workers earning a fair wage. We love the brand’s Midsummer edit, which is brimming with pretty smock dresses, cotton bloomers and floral pinafores – complete with matching bonnets. 

Visit Apolina-Kids.com

Sharky & George's Adventure Club

Known for creating fun events for children, Sharky & George is gearing up to launch its summer Adventure Club on 20th July. Boasting a full schedule of arts and crafts, sports, talent shows and plays, the club runs every Monday to Friday during the school holidays, with tickets available to book online. In case you're curious, it's best suited to children aged between five and ten.

Visit SharkyAndGeorge.com

Bloomingville At John Lewis

John Lewis has been busy adding some new names to its homeware collection during lockdown, including Nordic brand Bloomingville. The online capsule collection features pretty pieces for children’s bedrooms and play areas, all created in soothing colours and featuring cute animal motifs. We love the fun wicker baskets, which are ideal for storing toys and games. 

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Little Me, Big Dreams Journal by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

We love the Little People, Big Dreams series, which presents stories of inspirational people in a child-friendly form, alongside beautiful illustrations. Now, the creators behind the series have released an interactive journal. Filled with inspirational quotes, confidence-boosting activities and doodle pages, it aims to get little ones excited about what their future might hold. 

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Bonpoint X Izipizi 

Sunglasses brand Izipizi – whose practical yet stylish sunnies we already love – has collaborated with French childrenswear brand Bonpoint to create a colourful range for kids. Available in an ocean blue and rosy pink colour, these sunglasses are a must-have for summer holidays, even if it’s one a little closer to home this year.

Visit Izipizi.com

Graze Super Snackers

Healthy snack brand Graze has launched a range of tasty and nutritious cereal bars, designed especially for kids. Offering three different flavours – chocolate, strawberry and toffee apple – the bars are high in fibre and low in sugar, making them the perfect post home-schooling treat. Kids will love the fun, bright illustrations, too. 

Visit Graze.com

Toniebox

A soft five-inch audio cube, the Toniebox brings classic children’s stories and songs to life. Made for kids to use independently, simply place one of the collectable characters, such as The Gruffalo or Little Red Riding Hood, on top of the box and wait for the audio to begin. With no screens, sharp edges or complicated controls, the box is suitable for children as young as three. Starter sets cost £69.95 and include the box, plus one character. 

Visit Tonies.com

Annabel Karmel’s Digital Weaning Course

Chef and author Annabel Karmel has launched her new digital weaning course. Created in partnership with a team of dietitians and nutritionists, the course is full of expert advice, printable meal planners, recipes and easy-to-follow tutorials. Each segment lasts just five minutes and is available on demand, so it can easily fit around your schedule. 

Visit AnnabelKarmelWeaning.com

Benedita Summer Collection

Benedita’s newest Under The Sun collection was inspired by the brand’s favourite Mediterranean destinations, and features everything from frilly baby rompers to cool hoodies for older kids. We love the matching, pinstripe Biarritz sets for boys and girls, and the broderie anglaise detail on the Ibiza dresses for toddlers. 

Visit Benedita.co.uk

Our Little Globe

Our Little Globe’s newly launched subscription box combines arts and crafts with educational activities to bring the magic of travel into homes across the country. Aimed at little ones aged five to ten, the personalised box includes a selection of recipe cards, projects and beautifully illustrated maps that focus on a different country. Prices start from £11. 

Visit OurLittleGlobe.co.uk

Mother And Child By Claiborne Swanson Frank

Luxury book brand Assouline’s Mother & Child is back in stock. A collection of stories and images celebrating motherhood, it sees author and photographer Claiborne Swanson Frank turn her lens on 70 families across the globe to capture this precious bond. The work also features intimate interviews with influential women and mothers, including Carolina Herrera and Lauren Santo Domingo. 

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Childs Farm Baby Bedtime Pillow Spray

Childs Farm specialises in products for sensitive skin. Its latest launch, the Baby Bedtime Pillow Spray, is a gentle mist with a delicate tangerine scent to encourage a relaxing and calming bedtime routine. Made from 96% natural ingredients, it ensures both parents and baby get a good night's sleep. Suitable for children aged six months and above. 

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