2 1/2 years old

Clangers for Kindness

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Who doesn't love the sweet and wonderful Clangers program.  It's one that I'm always happy to let the children watch on television as I know that it's going to show them a good example of characters being kind to each other and setting a good example for children.  So of course when we were asked to be a part of the Clangers for Kindness campaign we were happy to take part.



Ivy loves watching the Clangers and she loves playing with Clangers toys as well, what a wonderful way to start to bring the example of kindness into the home with some small world play with these adorable little toys.  We are also giving away these toys to one lucky winner, please enter below.



The main lesson that I teach my children each day is to treat others as they wish to be treated, but we do like to go above and beyond to be kind to people as well.  One of our favourite things to do together is baking.  This is the perfect way to have some fun family time together making something really special, that we can also share with others.  We definitely don't need to keep all of our baked goods for ourselves so we often bring over to our friends' houses for playdates to share with them.  Once in a while we make an especially big batch of cookies or muffins and package them up and deliver them to our neighbours.  The kids absolutely love making these surprise packages and drop them off on our neighbours doorsteps.



What sorts of kind things do you like to do together or encouraging your children to do? Please enter below for your chance to win some Clangers toys.



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* This is a collaborative post, we were provided with some Clangers toys to play with as well as some to give away in order to write this post.*


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191 comments

  1. I try to walk outdoors as much as we can, it makes for great conversation and adventures.

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  2. I encourage my son to be kind and to help others.

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  3. I enjoy going to the park and reading with my niece and nephew

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  4. We love going for family walks

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  5. Baking and playing family board games!

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  6. I don't have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  7. draw pictures together on the back of spare wallpaper so they can join in

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  8. I love to build lego kit with my Daughter

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  9. Me and my granddaughter love baking together

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  10. When we see a homeless person we always go into a shop and buy them a sandwich to be kind.

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  11. some baking and playing board games

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  12. Colouring, not just playing on the computer all of the time!

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  13. i am always telling nieces little ones to get outside and enjoy the fresh air!!

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  14. We love nature walks through the woods, forest, beach

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  15. We play a lot of sport because one should always encourage children to your meal ticket so one can retire early.

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  16. we love playing board games together x

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  17. We love going on walks making them as fun as possible, and we love baking and icing cakes.

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  18. Anything from playing games, making crafts and we love our nature walks

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  19. Make sure they say please and thank you and be kind to others.

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  20. I like to crafty things with the girls and as they have got older we like sewing together.

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  21. When my sons receive sweets or treats, they always like to share them out amongst themselves, which I think is very kind.x

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  22. We enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, games and crafts with each other.

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  23. Explore nature

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  24. I'm always teaching my daughter to be kind and helpful to others. I work in a charity shop and my daughter loves to help out by donating her toys she no longer plays with to help make other children happy

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  25. we like going on nature trails and collecting leaves and grasses for scrapbooking

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  26. I love to take my boys to the park and on the way home I always ask my oldest (he's 2.5) to point out anything that he really likes (it's usually a train or plane, his two current favourite things!) and tell me about them!
    When his brother is old enough (He's nine months) I'll ask him too!

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  27. Having craft days, lots of cutting ,sticking, painting

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  28. Manners are tops, hold doors open for people, half of these people are ignorant though

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  29. we like to make buns together and decorate creating lots of mess
    from samantha price

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  30. Trying to be thoughtful and help others whenever possible

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  31. I love days out, reading together, cooking and playing games with my kids. I try and encourage them to be courteous and kind to others

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  32. visiting different neighbours weekly

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  33. we love going to the local playing field and playing games

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  34. We always encourage them to say please and thank you to everything.

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  35. Lots of reading and colouring in

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  36. walking in the woods and creative play and ofcourse our weekly Sunday Afternoon board games

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  37. We do lots of baking together. But also lots of crafty bits especially in the wet and cold weather x

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  38. nature walks, bird watching, after school clubs/ activities

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  39. reading together when it's wet or cold outside

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  40. My granddaughter loves to be taken to play in the park

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  41. I always remind my children to say thank you

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  42. I encourage my children to do lots of arts and crafts and we always make things together.

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  43. I always encourage my grandsons to be polite and think of others

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  44. We love baking.. part of our everyday activities.

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  45. I encourage my kids to be kind to each other and teach them about empathy.

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  46. a lot of story times and baking

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  47. We like to get out and see the changing seasons and how they affect the hedgerows and seaside.

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  48. Beach walks, nature trails and crafts on the days that the weather isn't playing nicely lol

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  49. We love baking together.

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  50. This year we have dropped off food for the local food bank and will be giving toys to charity for underprivileged children, its only small things but its a start

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  51. We love going for walks in the countryside together and learning about the different flowers and plants xx

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  52. Drawing, reading and writing :-)

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  53. I enjoy baking with my children, we all get messy and have something yummy to eat when we are finished!

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  54. baking and doing family activites together, also the children take flowers to their grandma every month x

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  55. alot of baking and cooking together is fun

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  56. we love to go on long walks, no matter what the weather.x

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  57. We spend as much time as possible outdoors, now that the weather is changing we tend to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking together

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  58. We love to bake together and read lots of stories!

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  59. We love arts and crafts. It gets messy but lots of fun and with kids aged 5,8 and 14 it's something we can all do together.

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  60. We love singing and dancing, our little girl is only 22 months and can sing a few songs clearly its lovely to see

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  61. We like baking cupcakes together

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  62. we like to bake together doest alwaysturn out right but we try lol

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  63. We walk together lots and we love playing sport together. We kicked a football round today together and in the summer we love playing rounders, cricket etc. Being active as a family is so important for your childs confidence.

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  64. I like to go to active outings and museums with my daughter - activities that teach us both and that we can have a good time together at.

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  65. My little boy sees people upset on the tv and says he's going to give them a cuddle!

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  66. We love playing games together, hide and seek in the garden when it is fine, cooking together and reading together.

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  67. At this time of year I like to get the crafty box out and make Xmas decorations with the kids

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  68. we love to bake together, and it is always great fun

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  69. We love playing board games. Trying to teach my children that you can't always win but also how to share, can guarantee they always want the same figurine/game piece.

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  70. Arts and crafts, reading stories, colouring, games and walks. (@PeanutHog)

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  71. I'm always reminding my granddaughter who is 3 about her manners. We don't drive and out and about quite a lot . The bus drivers love it when she says bye, thank you .. She's so cute and adores the clangers x

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  72. We love to read books, go for walks, he loves being outside without being restrained to the pram. We like how to learn how to count and learn colours

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  73. we love disney films and going for walks round the dam x

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  74. My Grandsons love baking with me

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  75. We like to watch movies and play games together as it teaches sharing

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  76. playing together or cooking together

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  77. I do a lot of crafty play with my daughter - painting, clay play , play doh... pom poms - that sort of stuff

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  78. Manners are very important & I just need to do a little look at Sophie now if she has forgotten her manners & she soon remembers them again.

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  79. Trying to get the kids to play and share together nicely.

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  80. Cooking with kids is always fun, and messy!

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  81. We try to do loads but always encourage ours never to turn down an opportunity or experience - you never know unless you try it & may just love it

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  82. We do lots! Arts and crafts and baking are our faves

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  83. I am big on manners and constantly remind the children to remember to thank those who have done something to help them in some way. We also talk about the importance of kindness to animals and the benefits of giving used toys and games to the animal rescue charity shop.

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  84. We enjoy frequent trips to softplay, the local park and playground and take the dog for a walk through the woods at the weekend. You have to enjoy time together when the children are young as they grow up all too soon.

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  85. Baking and lots of making models and arts & crafts

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  86. We love to go on lots of long walks together.

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  87. We love to bake. Also we enyoy long country walks , visits to all the local museums and chilling in front of the fireplace watching festive filns.

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  88. We love to bake. Also we enyoy long country walks , visits to all the local museums and chilling in front of the fireplace watching festive filns.

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  89. Lots of baking and craft activities

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  90. We like to go camping so lots of outdoor activities together

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  91. We love looking at books and talking about them

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  92. We love visiting national trust places

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  93. We love baking together and making things

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  94. Lots of arts and crafts!!

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  95. love plainting and doing crafty bits,

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  96. Interactive games and getting out in nature

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  97. Interactive games and getting out in nature

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  98. we enjoy going on walks together

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  99. I think it's very important that children learn to say please and thank you and i get my son to always write a proper thank you letter to people for any gifts he receives for Christmas and birthdays.

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  100. We do crafts and we all love hide and seek

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  101. Arts and crafts lovers in this house! we love making home made gifts for everyone :)

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  102. we do a lot of baking together

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  103. We love to dance together and bake

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  104. We love to bake for other people too :) I also feel there are just small things that should be a part of everyday life such as holding a door open for someone, so those are values I want to instill!

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  105. I love drawing and making things with my children I think it's an important part of their development x

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  106. Craft things like origami and making stuff out of cardboard

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  107. Our favourite winter inside thing to do is drawing and colouring x

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  108. I love baking with the kids! Not only is it lots of fun but it helps teach them skills they can use in the future! xx

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  109. Love getting out into the woods & letting them find all sorts of intresting things.

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  110. Lots of drawing, reading and playing doctors.

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  111. Sorting out their old books, toys and clothes for charity.

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  112. i tell my son to compliment someone at least once a day

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  113. We bake together and dish them out to the neighbors.

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  114. every christmas we do the shoe box appeal and the kids go though all unwanted toys clothes etc to make up around 5 shoe boxes each that get sent to children that have nothing.

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  115. we love to read books together.

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  116. We love to go rock pooling together.

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  117. playing dolls and doing drawing/painting xx

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  118. To play instead of sitting infront of the TV, so weekends we always go for a walk mainly along the beach

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  119. My 4 year old loves space so we often go to the science museum and he loves star gazing!

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  120. We like to sort through all of their old toys and clothes for charity.

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  121. We love going to the local museum for their crafty days

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  122. We like board games, baking and visiting the beach

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  123. I do not have children but I would love to donate this to our local bank where they have a collection for needy children every Christmas.I always buy something for them anyway.

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  124. We love baking cupcakes for all our friends and family

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  125. Cooking and baking....every Saturday night we make a family meal and dessert together

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  126. we love nature scavenger hunts and upcycling items

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  127. We like to do a lot of outdoor activites

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  128. Play sports ammd creative play

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  129. We do a lot of crafting and baking together

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  130. lego, making pizzas and movie time.

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  131. We like to do gardening together, planting seeds and finding nature in the garden.

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  132. I try to show them how to respect their elders and elp me to prep and do baking

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  133. Arts and crafts is our favourite! We can make things out of egg boxed, cardboard even just some paper and glue!

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  134. reading books and art activities

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  135. we do lots f colouring and scribbles at the moment

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  136. We do a lot of cooking together.

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  137. We always give their old clothes and toys to charity or we hand them down to people in our family. There is also always a poor man who lives on the streets near us and my son always wants to give him some of our shopping when we have been to the shops to help him with food. Bless him

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  138. to coook, i always get help when cooking from dinners to cakes

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  139. We love reading together, and baking lots of cakes too

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  140. I like to go to the park,cinema and museums with my daughter.she loves doing the planned activities and creating things.Its all about making memories at minimal costs for us.x

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  141. We like to bake, I give the kids the responsibility of weighing out ingredients, reading from a list of instructions and helping to bring the mixture together, it gives them a sense of being responsible and acting on their own initiative and thought - but with a little help from mum :)

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  142. Days out exploring! Even just a walk in the woods, or a walk around a castle :) It;s my fav way to spend time as a family!

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  143. We love baking together, crafting together and we love going for long nature walks at the weekend!

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  144. I try to encourage my son to read books with me :)

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  145. We like to do crafts on Sunday afternoons.

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  146. Every meal I make, my daughter helps even if it's just stirring :)

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  147. We love playing games together, and making the children smile!!

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  148. Geocaching has gone down well - it gets them outside in the fresh air!

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  149. I encourage my grandchildren to create some artwork for other family members and to listen to and help their siblings!

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  150. we enjoy playing board games together doing arts and crafts together playing football and going park also swimming in the summer

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  151. We play games together, read together & solve puzzles.

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  152. My neices loves to wash up and tidy up and she is only 2 years old x

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  153. We love painting doing making things like pine cone hedgehogs and baking together

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  154. we love playing board games as a family. The Orchard games are great for little ones

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  155. We have to walk everywhere because I don't drive so if we have to walk to somewhere specific we make up an adventure for a long the way.... We have lots of walks in the jungle and imagine what animals we might see!

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  156. We like to go to the theatre when we can :)

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  157. lots of reading and story time :)

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  158. Playing games and spending time together

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  159. going on family walks exploring the out doors away from computers and phones

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  160. After me and my Granddaughter have made cupcakes, we always take a couple round to my next door neighbour, my Granddaughter loves doing this and I think it teaches her that its nice to be kind and thoughtful x

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  161. I encourage my niece and nephew to be outside as much as possible when there with me and to talk as much as possible - they have such amazing information to offer.

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  162. We love doing arts and crafts and baking.

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