In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids 07.03.2018

From home movie apps to getting the kids excited about cooking, we've rounded up some of the coolest finds for parents, guaranteed to keep the children entertained and you the right side of sane this month.

My Little Sous-Chef

My Little Sous-Chef is a tandem cookbook for kids and parents to use together. The concept comes as two volumes: one cookbook offers instructions for mum and dad (complete with comprehensive directions and photos) while the second shows your child what to do via illustrations and kid-friendly tasks. The 30 recipes inside include mini burgers, pizza muffins and sausage rolls. Teamwork at its finest.
My Little Sous-Chef, £22

Forever Outnumbered: Tales of Our Family Life from Instagram's Father of Daughters

Simon Hooper, aka Instagram star Father of Daughters, is set to release his first book. Promising “real life parenting through the eyes of a modern-day dad”, expect more of the same social media sparkle that focuses on Hooper’s four little girls when the book’s published on 3rd May. With 801k followers and counting, we expect Hooper’s tome to impart practical advice delivered with his signature tongue-in-cheek humour.
Forever Outnumbered: Tales of Our Family Life from Instagram's Father of Daughters is available to preorder at Amazon for £24.99


Need to keep your kids entertained at a wedding, christening or just during a long-haul flight? Enter KeepEmQuiet, a company that creates age-appropriate travel bags filled with toys, books, games, healthy snacks and crafts. All parents have to do is select a bag for boys, girls or unisex, pick the age group and decide the length of the trip and all the items will be delivered in a bespoke KeepEmQuiet child-friendly rucksack.
Prices from £10.99

10 Week Positive Parenting Course

The Parent Practice has launched a new set of 10-week parenting courses across south London. The rolling programmes take place one morning or evening for 10 consecutive weeks (excluding half term) and offers to teach parents a range of skills, from communicating with your children and responding constructively to unwanted behaviour, through to fostering independence and encouraging positive relationships between siblings. Sign us up.
Various locations (Barnes, Clapham, Chelsea, Earlsfield, Wimbledon); courses start throughout March; prices from £400 per person

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

This interactive gallery in the Science Museum is perfect for kids. The new space is designed for seven to 14-year-olds and encourages children to discover the wonder of science. Filled with 50 exhibits, visitors are encouraged to get hands-on: they can race down a giant friction slide, see how clouds form and travel through space under a canopy of stars. The best bit? It’s available to book for birthday parties.
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD; birthday parties from £15 per child

1 Second Everyday

This app is one we’ve tried and tested (and loved) ourselves. It does exactly what it suggests – you take one second’s worth of video footage each day (don’t worry, you can cut longer clips into snippets) and merge them to create a week’s, month’s or year’s-worth of video. Quick and really easy to use, it’s an amazing way to document your kids as they grow up. Think Boyhood on an iPhone-sized scale.
Buy via the AppStore, price $4.99

Little Cook Box

Little Cook Box provides children’s meal kits specially designed for kids aged five to 11 years old. Delivered weekly, the pre-packed healthy meals come pre-chopped, washed and portioned, so your kids can get involved with the cooking (each meal takes 20-30 minutes to prepare). Another bonus? There’s free delivery throughout the UK.

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