In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids

Every month we bring you the coolest things to know about, guaranteed to keep the kids busy and the parents happy. From a prenatal fitness programme to a children’s virtual book club, here’s what is worth having on your radar in March.
In The Know: Cool Things For Parents & Kids
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Curious Campus

In celebration of World Book Day earlier this month, Curious Campus have launched their first virtual book club for children. The online platform for kids has created a Global Book Club for children aged 11 and over, and a Junior Book Club for younger readers, aiming to connect children around the world with a common interest in books. The clubs will hold regular meetings online where children will be encouraged to talk about a series of books and discuss their favourite characters. Alongside the book club, there are also extra-curricular online activities to get involved in such as coding, painting, chess, drama classes and music lessons – ideal for keeping little ones entertained at home. 

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The Confidence Code For Girls By Katty Kay

This empowering, entertaining guide by Katty Kay will help teach your little girl about self-confidence and courage. Aimed at girls between the ages of nine and thirteen, this book is full of fun anecdotes, quizzes, challenges, and true stories told through graphic illustrations. Teaching girls that they can be anything and achieve any goal they put their mind to, it’s full of practical advice to inspire young minds. For tweens and teens, it’s a must.

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Babba+Boo

Founded by one mother who was tired of using disposable nappies, Babba+Boo was created to offer mothers an eco-friendly alternative. The sustainable company make reusable nappies and sustainable baby accessories that are kind to the planet and little ones. We love their new-born cloth nappies, available in a range of lovely prints, and their starter kits which have everything you need to make the switch to sustainable alternatives. Babba+Boo also make reusable sanitary pads – ideal for new and expectant mothers. 

Visit BabbaAndBoo.com

Waffles + Mochi

Michelle Obama has teamed up with Netflix again, this time to create a new cooking show for kids. With the help of celebrity guests, the former first lady aims to inspire children and adults to get into the kitchen and learn about nutrition. As the story goes, deep in The Land of Frozen Food lived two best friends named Waffles and Mochi with one shared dream: to become chefs! The only problem? Everything they cooked was made of ice. When these two taste-buddies are suddenly hired as the employees of a whimsical supermarket, they’re ready for the culinary adventure of a lifetime. With the help of Mrs. Obama and friends, the two travel around the globe to kitchens, restaurants and farms to discover the world of food. There isn’t an official release date for the show, but it’s expected to land on Netflix this spring.

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Lucy Mills Fitness Programme

Pilates and Barre instructor Lucy Mills has just launched a new digital fitness programme to support expectant mothers. Offering a range of specialised prenatal Pilates and Barre classes via Zoom, each session is tailored to the different stages of pregnancy with a safe, gentle workout. The 60-minute group classes, which start from as little as £5, aim to regulate fatigue levels, improve posture and sleep, and help with weight management during pregnancy. For a bespoke session, opt for a one-to-one private session with Lucy for £75 per hour. Ready to give it a go? Use the code PREG-ME-TOO to get your first group prenatal class for free. 

Visit YourIdealFit.com/Book-Classes

Why Did No One Tell Me By Emma Brockwell

For a 101 guide to protecting and caring for your body before, during and after birth, Why Did No One Tell Me by Emma Brockwell is full of advice for mums-to-be and new parents. With three chapters on healing effectively after birth, treating common problems, and exercising after having a baby, Emma is on a mission to use her expertise and personal stories to share vital information that that all women should know. It’ll help you feel empowered and ready for the new exciting stage in your life.

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Booth In A Box

Out of ideas for a hosting a lockdown birthday or special occasion? Booth in a Box will make your life easier thanks to their fun party kits, which are suitable for adults and children. Designed for simple set up and ease of use, their DIY photo booth kits contain everything you need to throw a memorable party, including colourful decorations and an online link to virtual GIFs, boomerangs, filters and digital props. There also have some lovely gift boxes to choose from, too – ideal for sorting out a last-minute celebration – as well as colourful balloon garlands. Booth in a Box also create baby shower kits so you can easily host the special day at home or send a kit to a friend. 

Visit TheBoothInABox.com

Doodle Nest

When two mothers found themselves overwhelmed by the amount of kids’ art in their home, they decided to create Doodle Nest as a way to turn their children’s art into bespoke coffee table books. Doodle Nest will send you a box to fill with your children’s creations, including drawings, cards, collages and even 3D objects, and will then turn it into a special picture book. You can order several copies, too – a lovely gift for friends and family. To get 10% OFF your first order, enter the code LUXE10 at the checkout.

Visit DoodleNest.co.uk

Cute Couture

Get your little ones ready for spring with a range of new hand-smocked children’s dresses and clothes by Cute Couture. Founded by Emma Jane and Giles Haughton, their luxury capsule collection features traditional dresses in pretty Liberty prints, as well as tailor-made dresses and dungarees with beautiful embroidery. Every piece is handmade using quality fabrics, so you’re guaranteed to find something unique on their website. We love the brand’s pretty collared dresses and cargo shorts for boys.

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Fab Dab Do By Splatter Make

If you’re after something creative for the kids to get stuck into, Fab Dab Do have a range of arts and crafts kits for children to design their own t-shirt. Choose from stencils and fabric paints or opt for a complete t-shirt painting kit which contains everything you need to get started. Kids can choose from unicorn, mermaid and dragon designs, or create something totally unique using their imagination. Kits start from £26 and are available for babies and children up to age 13.

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