The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

If you would like to write a guest blog on any parenting or local issue then we would love to hear from you. Please submit it to us via the ‘contact us’ page.

Here are the links to some more blogs that mumbler loves

North and Soul by our very own mumbler, Gillian Bruce.

The Future of Downs Written by an amazing and inspirational friend of Mumbler, Helen Kingdon.

Shrinking Violet in the ‘gate A fantastic local lifestyle local blog. Check out the article about Mumbler! (biased? Us?!)

Areyoukiddingney Another of our amazing Mumbler mums, Elizabeth Dimelow.

Downloadable Colouring Sheets

Here we have some downloadable colouring sheets which may buy you a bit of time and what is more, are themed on thanking key workers! We have two here to thank the NHS Superheroes. Becky from Pass the Party – York. , who works as a doctor in the NHS and Ellie, an illustrator from Nutkin Avenue …

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Meet Chloe – could you fostering be for you?

For some people, like Chloe, with the nights still cold, its not great to be hanging out on your own, whether in town or in the park, if you just need to get away from stuff at home for a while.  But that’s what Chloe seems to be doing more of just recently, because things…

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Easter Crafts

At this difficult time, we are all looking for activities to do and I know crafting is a big hit in our house! We got out the crafting kit and have had a play, including doing a bit of research as well as including a few old favourites! There are some you can easily send…

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10 Basic Life Skills for Kids

As the first week of ‘home schooling’ draws to a close, you may be wondering what else might be worth teaching? As well as maintaining your child’s academic education, now is the perfect time to teach (or remind!) them some much needed basic life skills. Not all learning is done in the classroom, and these…

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Get Growing! Gardening Ideas for Little Green Fingers

I’ve just updated this blog, first published during National Children’s Gardening week 2019. I thought it may be useful now as there is never a better time to get outside in the fresh air. Whilst I am not a brilliant gardener, my son seems to love it. He loves nothing more than digging and planting,…

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FREE Daily Resources for Kids

Here’s what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free each day to help with their education while schools are closed: PE with Joe Wicks: 9 am every weekday. FREE 30 minute PE lesson for kids and adults Maths with Carol Vorderman: Try free sessions and games to help keep maths fun. English…

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York Stage School – On screen!

York Stage School… on Screen is a new programme where we are going to be sending out weekly Acting, Singing and Musical Theatre briefs, scripts and stimuli to children via email and through videos from both our regular teachers and special weekly industry-professional guest tutors. Students will then have six days to WATCH the videos, EXPLORE the…

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Sign up for Diddi Dance Online Class NOW

In these unprecedented time with schools/nurseries closing diddi dance York has moved online to steam LIVE daily classes! * LIVE Classes to your Living Room everyday….plus catch up at anytime * Plus craft ideas and LIVE bedtime stories starting next week We hope to provide you with some fun over the next few weeks….also the…

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101 Things To Do With Kids Indoors & In Your Garden

With the current situation in mind, I thought it was a good time to share some ideas for fun and easy things that you can do with kids indoors, or (if you have one) in your garden. 101 things to do at home! Make playdough (loads of recipes online) Grab a torch and make shadow…

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What activities can you do mess free? Are you looking for activities to do that are mess free but will keep your children entertained? Below I have listed some fab ideas for children with the appropriate age group next to each activity. And best of all they are mess free! 🌸 Paint in a bag…

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