Unexpected Discovery Of Model Railway Joy

There's something wonderful about sharing a coach trip with several folk you've never met before but you find  you have a lot in common with.  this happens to everyone at some time or another when they go abroad for a short holiday.  We all seem to go into over drive with the polite niceness.   This definitely happened to me recently on a coach trip to germany, I knew no one wh...
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However Hot Out, Never Dive In Deep Water

There are times throughout a year when playing near water is safer than at others.  Now is just when youngsters and teenage men should not go near it.  Why, year after year, do young adult men think it's ok to jump into a largebody of water - to go for a free cooling swim?  We are warned every single year about the dangers of unexpectedly deep water pockets, it makes the swimme...
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Youthful Games Making Comeback

The way babies and toddlers develop has changed little over the years.  Inf act there isn't a grat deal that can change apart from the speed with thich babies graduate from blobby gurgling little lumps in a pram or cot and now seem to be expected to sit up and converse with the world at 6 months!  I have connections with a relatively small number of children on a regular basis....
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Getting The Right Toy Or Game Needs Careful Thought

Oh how playing games can be the most wonderful way of spending any spare time.  Of course, as a child, there is no need for spare time.  A child has to go to nursery, so play time is essential in their daily routine.  Not necessarily to just make the child happy, but to help development and to bring a touch of social awareness into their lives.   For some children, life at home...
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Toy Stores Bring Unique Joy & Family Togetherness

This must surely be the most favourite time of year for children of any age - 1 year up to 101 years and more! The lure of the Christmas parcel pile is overwhelming sometimes.  I was watching a programme on families who had been affected badly in the blitz of WW2, they were so cheerful all the time, keeping their spirits up was a way of life and no one wanted to be seen moaning...
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Without The Bails – It Just Isn’t Cricket

Oh the joys of playing with proper toys when you get the chance!  There are some great kids that live in my neighbourhood - all ages from late teens down to the tiny tots.  Most of the time I don't see them at all - they get ferried to and from school in the family taxi, scurrying in from car to house.  Weekends are much the same, not very much evidence of childhood existence. ...
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Summer Evenings Mean Outdoor Fun Fun Fun

The world of small toys isn't all there is in the massive business market of toys.  Games, sports, hobbies, but mostly toys, are what young people and their extended families all need to keep their collective feet on the ground.  We can have far too much tv, game consult hugging, sports analysing etc.  Getting to grips with a good toy or climbing frame, be it huge or really tin...
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Toy Emporium Knocks Pre Loved Stumps For Six

Making sure the summer months off school are happy, incident free, expenditure free and full of child happiness is possibly one of the most oft desires amongst mums, grans and childminders.  There is a definite need for children to get out there and explore during their play times.  In a recent waltz down my local high street, I ventured to each of the charity shops to see what...
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