Mini Hosts – The Big Reunion.

One of the problems many parents face in the long summer holiday is that their children are separated from their friends, particularly in rural locations. Being off school and away from lessons may be fun for a short while, but the sheen of appeal rapidly wears off without friends to play with. Now that the […]

Mini Breaks: How to use your garden room to help the kids holiday at home

The long summer school holidays can be trying for parents. It’s not that you don’t want to spend the time with your children, more that it’s not always possible. With work commitments, who can take a six week break in one go? Who has the funds to spend on daily outings and activities? Who has the time to abandon household chores? We all have to work and we all have to live, so how can you make it all add up?

Mini Designers: How to involve kids in a home decorating project.

Whether you’re working on an existing space or starting from scratch with a completely new [hopefully glazed] extension [from Apropos!], a summer design project can become a lot less stressful and a lot more fun when the whole family is involved.

Mini Bakes: How to Get the Kids into the Kitchen.

Licking the beaters, rolling pastry, cutting cookies and kneading dough, getting fingers sticky and flour everywhere; anyone who can remember cooking, and especially baking, with their parents when they were children, will know how special it can be and will want to remake those same memories with their own littlies.

Mini-beasts: How To Get The Kids Into Gardening.

The summer holidays are with us again, bringing with them that perennial question: what are we going to do with the children?! You’ll notice the use of the interrobang (the combined ?! symbols); a punctuation trend frowned upon by the educational establishment, but incredibly useful when posing a mildly panicked rhetorical question. Because, while in […]