Welcome to our Take A Moment Blog!

We’ve developed this blog to share our insights and experiences as parents, educators and professionals working in pre-school and primary edutainment. We hope these 5-minute reads will support and inspire you with fresh and useful ideas to help your young family learn and play together. Our blog will include regular features and advice from our resident educational expert, Rachel Higginson.

The Beautiful Early Years No. 2 – Part 2: Writing

The Beautiful Early Years No. 2 – Part 2: Writing

The Beautiful Early Years! Key Area No.2: Literacy Development - Writing This Blog series looks at the 7 key areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation...
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Start Saving With Hey Duggee!

Start Saving With Hey Duggee!

Money habits start to form before the age of seven and in the UK only 40% of parents with kids aged between 3 and 10 have started...
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The Beautiful Early Years No. 2 – Part 1: Reading

The Beautiful Early Years No. 2 – Part 1: Reading

The Beautiful Early Years! Key Area No.2: Literacy Development - Reading This Blog series looks at the 7 key areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation...
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The Beautiful Early Years No. 1 – Expressive Art and Design

The Beautiful Early Years No. 1 – Expressive Art and Design

The Beautiful Early Years! Key Area No.1: Expressive Arts and Design. This blog series looks at the seven key areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation...
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Children’s Mental Health Week!

Children’s Mental Health Week!

Children's Mental Health Week, 7th - 13th February 2022 Redan is proud to support Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week, which takes place from 7-13 February. See below...
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Help beat the winter blues!

Help beat the winter blues!

Helping your family beat the winter blues! Keeping a young family thriving after the festive period can be challenging. We can feel a societal expectation to keep...
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Calm Christmas Holidays

Calm Christmas Holidays

Calm Christmas Holidays! Uncertainty in the world is again looming and ‘calm’ is not a state of being I am achieving regularly right now. In times like...
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Get Ready For Christmas!

Get Ready For Christmas!

A Conscious Christmas! Every year I truly believe I am going to ‘do’ Christmas different. I am not going to suffer a last-minute panic, over-buying and responding...
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Trust your PARENTAL INTUITION…

Trust your PARENTAL INTUITION…

Trust your PARENTAL INTUITION... It's our hidden SUPERPOWER! I knew from the second week of my youngest’s life that she was going to need a strong mother....
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Help Your Child Fly in Pre-school!

Help Your Child Fly in Pre-school!

Help Your Child to Fly in Pre-school! The memory of my eldest child being pulled off me every morning in the nursery cloakroom will never leave me....
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The 5 GOLDEN RULES for parents worried about their children starting school.

The 5 GOLDEN RULES for parents worried about their children starting school.

The 5 GOLDEN RULES for parents worried about their children starting school. This blog provides practical help on how to successfully navigate big changes with small people…...
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5 Top Tips For Successful Summer Holidays

5 Top Tips For Successful Summer Holidays

5 Top Tips For Successful Summer Holidays As someone who has worked in education all my life, each year has always been divided into terms with a...
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Return of the ‘Play Date’

Return of the ‘Play Date’

Return of the 'play date' One of the things I found hardest as a new mummy was when I discovered I was responsible for the social life...
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Positive play on a rainy day…

Positive play on a rainy day…

Positive play on a rainy day… When the weather turns grey and there are no firm plans, a day with small people can loom ahead like a...
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FAVOURITE things about…

FAVOURITE things about…

5 FAVOURITE things about… FAVOURITES! Gaz here, editor of the Fun to Learn Favourites magazine. I’m here to tell you why our magazine is so great for...
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The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading

The Gift of Reading I will always remember the day my friend posted a picture of her daughter reading a Roald Dahl book on Facebook. My heart...
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Fun Springtime Ideas!

Fun Springtime Ideas!

Fun Springtime Ideas! Every year I am surprised by the deep relief I feel when the first signs of spring appear. My children roll their eyes as...
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Learning In And Through Lockdown

Learning In And Through Lockdown

Learning In And Through lockdown So, as I write this I gaze across at our untidy kitchen, listen to my kids ‘playing’ upstairs and acknowledge that family...
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6 Tips for Thriving in Lockdown

6 Tips for Thriving in Lockdown

6 Tips for Thriving in Lockdown I guess you may be a little like me right now, trying to remain positive but viewing each day as a...
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Ideas For Embracing Play Time

Ideas For Embracing Play Time

Ideas For Embracing Play Time Child led play... your house is the toy!!! The way in which children investigate and are curious about the world is spellbinding…...
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