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Mum … you are the world

‪”To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.”‬ ‪This quote is so true of Sarah she is such a wonderful and amazing Mum not just to her two beautiful children but now to an extra two children as we grow our blended family. ‬

Incredible Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Every child deserves an education. Unfortunately, young girls and women ― half of the world’s population ― are rarely given the same opportunities as boys to learn, study and succeed. Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. Out of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, two-thirds are women. There are 33 million fewer […]

Talking to children about terrorism

Megan, who used to belong to one of my youth groups, has written a final year project for her journalism degree course  on how to talk to children about terrorism, particularly after Manchester. If you have a spare 5 minutes feel free to have a look by clicking on the links below. Meet Racheal Austin and […]

Christmas video 25: Christmas according to kids

What happens when you ask a bunch of kids to tell the story of Christmas? Enjoy this story of Bethle-ha-ha-ham and the magical star that appeared. The natural humour of the children of Southland Christian Church describing the nativity story makes this an obvious video to show at your Christmas family service:  

Christmas Tree Decorating by Child Age

This instructional diagram from How To Be A Dad highlights the issues parents face in allowing their children to decorate the Christmas tree!

Have your say on Ashurst Hospital vision

Ashurst Hospital in the New Forest needs a new lease of life and there is an exciting opportunity to redevelop facilities on the site to make it modern, welcoming and fit for purpose, now and in the future. Working with our local healthcare partners, West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group has started to build a vision. […]

Kids Explain – the Universe, Death, & God

It is well-known that children have excellent opinions on mostly everything. So why not let them tackle the big subjects: the universe, death and God? In the first episode of Cut Video’s “Kids Explain” series, children weigh in on what God looks like (Spiderman), who they may have been in a past life (not a bug) and what cool stuff […]

Syrian children use bomb crater as makeshift swimming pool

Life under siege: Children in Aleppo use bomb crater as swimming pool More than 2 million people in Aleppo have no access to clean water as the conflict in the Syrian city continues to escalate, according to UNICEF. But that hasn’t stopped some children from playing around in a murky pool that has formed in a crater […]

Children accidentally added to the menu of wedding dinner

The moment when are “kid’s menu” becomes “children on the menu” rather than “a menu for children”. A fancy wedding accidentally made that less-than-fancy mistake on RSVP invitations they sent out. In a photo uploaded to Reddit’s r/funny, the RSVP card asks you, sir or madam, for your name, whether you’ll be attending, and whether you’d […]

Are tablets good for children?

The Guardians of Ancora blog recently highlighted a BBC article There’s no question that tablet computers have swept into children’s lives in the past couple of years. But is this good, bad or neutral? ‘Parents,’ says the BBC iWonder website, ‘sometimes worry that time spent playing on screen devices may be stunting important development in […]

UNICEF creates virtual child from photos of children in conflict

There are currently 250 million children around the world living in countries affected by conflict, and half of the 19.5 million refugees globally are children. A new awareness campaign hopes to shine a light on them all — by focusing on one. UNICEF Sweden has created “Sofia,” a 3D-animated child using 500 photos of real children from emergency areas. […]

Children give their opinion on Adele

Adele’s 25 has been breaking records ever since it was released in November, but what do children think about the British songstress? Luckily the YouTube channel Fine Brothers have the answers.  They gathered a group of children and played them “Hello” and 21 favourite “Rolling in the Deep.” [youtube id=”0RLU7hfgP8w” width=”580″ height=”337″] The seven minute video is full of amusing impressions and comments, […]