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Five things I bought for my newborn (and then never used)

15/05/2012 08:09

15th May 2012

The first time I was pregnant I just couldn't wait to get down to Mothercare to stock up on all the things my precious new born would surely need; Moses basket, cot, travel cot, baby seat, car seat, play mat, changing mat, changing bag, high chair, pushchair, bouncy chair, pram, and if you're a parent you'll know that this is just the start. But whilst some of this stuff is clearly useful (if not fairly important) it makes me shudder to think how many things I bought that I really didn't need.

So, here are five  things I bought when I had my first child (and then never used) :

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Making family glue

22/04/2012 08:12

22nd April 2012

How do you clean a CD player ‘coloured in’ with lip salve, a bed sheet ‘coloured in’ with felt tip or a face coloured in’ with an indelible marker? I am sure it wasn’t in the adoption training anywhere and believe me I’ve checked and double checked my notes and it isn’t even in the small print!

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Felling a little nauseous?

10/04/2012 08:14

10th April 2012

How many Easter eggs have your children consumed this year? Are you of the ‘Eat them all before breakfast if you must but if you make yourself sick it’s your own fault’ school of thought, or the ‘Mummy will look after them and give you a little bit each day’ way of thinking?

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It's competition time!

29/03/2012 08:17

29th March 2012

Add a little spring to your splash time!

We’ve teamed up with Halos N Horns to give you the chance to win loads of their gorgeous, baby-friendly toiletries and their Little Book of Holiday Fun.

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Could do better

16/03/2012 08:20

16th March 2012

My school report always said the same, 'could do better' and 'must try harder', so from time to time I indulge in a little fantasy of going back in time and doing it all again. I visualise a new improved twelve year old me who does all her homework, who revises for tests, listens in class and who doesn't spend whole lessons writing notes to her best friend.

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Anyone can tell a story!

31/01/2012 08:23

31st January 2012

This week is National Storytelling Week meaning that all around the UK in libraries, pubs, theatres, schools and a whole assortment of other public places, people will be telling stories; old, new, forgotten and re-found. What’s really interesting is the emphasis on telling, not reading stories; something that we at Pyjama Drama feel is really worth shouting about.

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Not a dressing up box in sight

19/01/2012 08:34

19th January 2011

If you’re new to Pyjama Drama, the first time you come along to one of our classes, you may wonder why we don’t have piles of dressing clothes; gowns, crowns, masks and pretty ball gowns. Isn’t that what drama and performance are all about?
So here’s the thing. We don’t need them. All we need to create magical, exciting, fun-packed drama, is a child’s imagination

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School Christmas plays: Lobsters, robots and Sir Walter Raleigh

21/11/2011 08:26

21st November 2011

It's that time of year again when children rush out of school, tumbling over themselves in their excitement to tell mums and dads what part they have in the Christmas play. One of my favourite scenes in a film is in Love Actually when, the character played by Emma Thompson, on being told that her daughter has the part of "second lobster" asks, "oh, there was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?"

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5 things about Pyjama Drama classes

11/11/2011 08:36

11th November 2011

Drama isn’t all about ‘acting’
: Sometimes when we talk about Pyjama Drama to someone who is unfamiliar with it they say, “oh is it like acting school then?“. The answer is no. There is, of course, absolutely nothing wrong with classes that focus on performance as the end result but we’re not really about that.

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Forget baby Mozart, send your child to drama classes

31/10/2011 08:28

31st October 2011

We mention on our website and in our literature about the benefits of Pyjama Drama classes (apart from the fact that they're fun!).  About how our classes improve children's confidence, help them think creatively, develop their communication skills and get them to work as part of a team.

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