Welcome to our Take A Moment Blog!

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

Meet Rachel Higginson

Hi there, I’m Rachel Higginson. I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer and spent my younger years wanting to be an actress. However, after doing a Theatre degree I realised this was unlikely to be the reality and so I enrolled on a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education). On my first day I sat in front of a year one class to read a story and realised I had stumbled upon my true vocation. As I closed the book and looked at those gorgeous little faces I felt tears roll down my cheeks, this was it. I loved teaching. I moved up the ranks and qualified as a headteacher...
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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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Springtime and Hope…

Springtime and Hope…

Springtime and Hope... 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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The Benefits Of Singing!

The Benefits Of Singing!

The benefits of singing by Amanda Frolich! We all know that singing, whether in public or in the shower, makes us feel good and its many benefits...
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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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Fun To Learn Magazines

Fun To Learn Magazines

Early Learning Fun! Spending quality time together doesn’t have to be about exotic travels or expensive days out. Sitting down with a child and reading, colouring or...
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FREE Fun Activities

FREE Fun Activities

FREE Activities, perfect for home schooling! So many of us with children now at home are desperately looking for educational material to keep the kids engaged with...
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Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds

  HUNGRY LITTLE MINDS! Redan is proud to support Hungry Little Minds. We have two activity sheets to download, Host A Tea Party and Let's Have Breakfast....
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