10Jul
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A Classic for Older Kids – Small Soldiers

It’s now been an incredible sixteen years since the Gorgonites and the Commando Elite first waged their epic battle on our screens. An early example of the DreamWorks team’s talent, when ‘Small Soldiers’ was released on July 10th 1998 it captivated audiences but also raised some eyebrows. Whilst it was universally agreed that the movie […]

26Jun
2014
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

It’s hard to believe that it was as far back as 26th June 1997 that JK Rowling’s first novel featuring a young Harry Potter was released.   No-one could have predicted the phenomenal success that the magical adventures mixed with dark wizardry would have on the world, with this series of books enjoyed by children and […]

10Jun
2014
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for all our Super Heroes

  Sunday 15th June is Father’s Day and time to mark this special day with celebrations for our very own Super Heroes.  Father’s Day provides a great chance to get creative with little ones and big ones, and whether it’s a home-made card, buying or making a present, organising an activity or baking treats Dad’s […]

09May
2014
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Mr Hargreaves

  Today marks the birthday of Roger Hargreaves, the author and illustrator responsible for bringing us the brilliant Mr Men series of stories that have been shared and enjoyed through generations.  Mr Tickle was the first of the series to be created, following a question raised by Hargreaves’ young son who wished to know what […]

07May
2014
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Children’s Day Celebrations in May

  5th May – Japan and South Korea In Japan, Children’s Day celebrations take place as part of Golden Week, which incorporates several holidays in Japan including Emperor Akihito’s birthday, Constitution Memorial Day and Greenery Day. Children’s Day was originally called Tanho no Sekku and was a celebration just for boys, however it is now […]

24Apr
2014
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For The Children – A First in Children’s Television

On Saturday 24th April 1937, those children lucky enough to have access to a television screen welcomed For The Children, a first for BBC broadcasting with series of 10 minute shows specifically designed with children’s entertainment in mind, a highlight of the weekend with the show broadcast at 3pm every Saturday. Along with the presenters […]

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