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Some children love sitting down with a book every night, but others find it difficult to enjoy the experience.  BookTrust, a non-profit organisation which encourages children to read, has released a list of the top 20 books for reluctant readers to make story time less daunting.  In a survey of 2,000 parents, BookTrust found just 38% […]

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Children aged four to 10 years old are consuming more than double the recommended daily amount of sugar, a national survey has revealed. ‘The National Diet and Nutrition Survey’, funded by Public Health England (PHE) and the UK Food Standards Agency, also found teenagers consume three times the official recommendation of sugar.   However, the report […]

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Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools shared touching messages to their son Buddy on his sixth birthday. The celebrity couple, who welcomed their fifth child in August 2016, both posted photos on Instagram of their son on his big day. Jools shared a photo of Buddy on a scooter wearing a rainbow visor and shorts. […]

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An 11-year-old boy with autism who wrote on his homework sheet that he had no friends has been inundated with gifts and cards. Christopher’s dad, Bob Cornelius, posted a photo of his son’s homework to Facebook last week with the heartbreaking realisation. When asked to finish the sentence: “Some of my friends are…”, he realised […]

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Watching kids interact with other kids is fascinating. Fact.  That’s exactly why Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Life Of 5-Year-Olds’ is so addictive, where cameras follow a group of kids meeting each other for the first time.  This season covers them making friends, practising their newly acquired social skills and seeing if they can resist a chocolate […]

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For a festive treat, taking a spin on an outdoor ice rink is a magical experience for the whole family. Gone are the days when outdoor skating was something you only looked at longingly on US films; now skating rinks pop up every winter across the UK offering thrills for everyone – and occasional comedy […]

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Comedian Jason Manford has revealed he was forced to cancel his latest gig because his daughter sustained a head injury. The 35-year-old, who had a show scheduled in Middleton, Manchester, on Thursday 8 September 2016, took to Facebook to explain his absence. “My daughter had a nasty head injury at her aerial dance class and I […]

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The heartwarming moment an eight-year-old took his first steps after major surgery has been caught on camera.  Giovanni Algarin, eight, from Pennsylvannia, US, suffers from genetic disorder Schwartz–Jampel syndrome (SJS) and recently had hip-reconstruction surgery.  His condition means he has a rare form of dwarfism, which causes his muscles to become tight and stiff. After hip surgery, Giovanni’s […]

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been pictured at their first royal engagement during the Royal Canada Tour 2016. The siblings attended a children’s party with Canadian military families at the grounds of British Columbia’s Government House on Thursday 29 September. Adorable pictures of the pair playing with bubbles and balloons have melted hearts around […]

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Fearne Cotton’s daughter is only one year old and she’s already more stylish than we are. Cotton shared a snap of her ginger-haired toddler on 22 November, wearing zebra leggings and a blue sweater with her name emblazoned across the back. And if we’re honest, we’re pretty jealous. This isn’t the first time Cotton, who […]

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