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Summer 2017 Issue

SUMMER 2017 ISSUE

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WHAT’S ON Inside

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4 -5 Baby & Beyond Show Liverpool 9 & 10th Sept 6 -Your Baby’s Movements Hello lovely readers! 7 - Daisy Birthing This has been one of the most challenging but 8 - Why you shouldn’t use a exciting issues to bring to print. We celebrate 5 years of Mummy and Me Magazine this issue home doppler - Kicks Count and it really wouldn’t be here without YOU! 9 - A New Addition for Regular readers will know that I’m expecting The Physiotherapy Centre baby number 5 which has brought with it some challenges when juggling the work-life balance. 10 - Planning to Breastfeed? I am always going to be ‘Mummy’ first and 11 - Metanium foremost and I thoroughly enjoy my primary job. 12 - Waterbabies I feel so blessed to be carrying our 5th baby and I can’t wait to introduce you to her next issue! 13 - Ask The Expert - Jo Tantum Leading Baby Sleep Expert For the past 4 years we have worked with the fantastic Baby & Toddler Show in Manchester 14 - Must have gadgets for tech which is again taking place this Autumn at savvy parents Event City (full details can be found on the back page of this issue with a special reader offer). 15 - Stylish Mamas We are delighted to also bring you details of a 16 - 23 - Activities for Summer wonderful Baby and Beyond Show happening at 24 - Goosewell Studio the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool at the start of September. Be sure to add these to your diary! 25 - 5 Years in Publication and 5 Babies - Mummy and Me I hope that you enjoy this issue and for those also expecting in the next couple of months I wish you celebrates 5 years! all the very best! 26-27 - Business & Babies - Zippy & Yummy Mummies 28 - Back to School Magazine Founder & Director Mummy to Eden (6 years), 29 - Getting you and your child Bethany (4 years), ‘School ready’ Faye (2 years) Aimée (17 months) 30 - Mossley Hill Preschool and expecting Baby #5 due August 2017 31 - My Way Home Personalised Books 32-33 - Annabel Karmel info dme Pregnancy Portions an m u m my 34-35 - Commando Dad - @ magazine .co.uk 790 Memories of 9/11

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Educational Researcher Danielle Furber

Artist/Illustrator Ilan Sheady

Creative Learning Consultant Alan Bennett

Creative Designer Neil Bennett

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9 & 10 September 2017 Imagine having one place you can go to where you can get everything you need for you, your bump, your baby and your family – from prams, car seats and nursery furniture to pregnancy advice, feeding support, health & fitness classes, toys, clothes, days out and schools … all under one roof! Well you don’t need to imagine anymore as the Baby and Beyond Show, in association with Mother & Baby magazine, is back at the Echo Arena 9/10 September for another bumper retail experience for you and your family. Meet over 100 of your favourite brands and high-street names such as Egg, Bugaboo, Maxi-Cosi, Chicco, Oscar, Silver Cross, Mama & Papa to independent retailers and online companies face-to-face and try before you buy and save money at the same time with the many show promotions and discounts on offer exclusively at the two-day event.


Kiddieland, Liverpool’s largest independent retailer will be exhibiting their full range of stock and Liverpool Football Club’s Mighty Red Mascot will be at the show along with their new baby range which will be available to buy. MamaSling will be on hand to help you choose a baby sling or carrier and are offering free hire at the show and we have plenty of seating and rest areas to take a break.

Highlights of the show • Try, buy, book and save with exclusive show discounts and promotions for bump, baby, toddlers up to teenage families • Free goody bag per family worth over £20 • Free copy of the latest Mother & Baby magazine • High street brands and companies • Unique and exclusive products and companies • Budget to premium and everything in between, the show has something for all budgets • Seminars, demonstrations and advice • Cafe, street food and relaxation & seating areas • The Playground – win with the pram dash and fastest nappy changing • Breast-feeding and changing facilities • Pram park and sling hire And if you are looking to get married, then it gets even better as your ticket gives you free access to the region’s largest wedding show, The Liverpool & North West Wedding Show which is taking place at the same time, next door. And as a Mummy and Me reader, you can get a Special Discounted Ticket of £5 per person by quoting MM17 when you book your ticket online. Just visit the website and pop in the promo code MM17 on the ’Book Tickets’ page

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Your Baby’s Movements Week by Week with

0-8 weeks - Your baby will begin to move at around 7 weeks pregnant and while these will be visible on an ultrasound scan you will not feel your baby move for another couple of months. 10 to 14 weeks - At 10 weeks your baby can flex and turn his head and bring his hands up to his face. By 11 weeks your baby can yawn! At 12 weeks the baby’s skeleton begins to develop into bone and although you still won’t feel them yet your baby is developing more defined movements. At 14 weeks your baby can begin to move his eyes. 20 to 24 weeks - It is likely to be around this time that you first notice your baby’s movements. It may feel like flutters at first, also known as quickening. If this is your first baby it can sometimes feel like gas or indigestion. Over the next few weeks it is a good idea to make a note of your baby’s activity pattern, do they kick more in the morning or evening? Do they have spells when they do a lot of movements? This will help you determine if there is a change in your baby’s regular pattern of movement. 24 to 28 weeks - Around this time you may start to notice when your baby gets hiccups. These will feel like regular, rhythmic, jerky movements. These are an involuntary reflex and so do not count as movement. You may begin to notice that your baby responds to outside sounds and jumps at sudden loud noises. Your baby may begin to follow a pattern for waking and sleeping. Very often this is a different pattern from yours, so when you go to bed at night, the baby may wake up and start kicking. 29 weeks - Your baby will begin to make smaller, more definite movements and the movements may begin to be more noticeable from the outside. This is a great time to get your partner involved as they can sit and talk to your bump

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and feel the baby kicking. It is a great bonding experience. 32 weeks - Your babies movements will gradually increase week by week until this time when they will plateau but NOT REDUCE. If you notice any reduction in your baby’s movements you should report it. The care you receive will depend on your stage of pregnancy. Your baby will not run out of room and should continue to move up to and during birth. 36 weeks - Your baby can take up his final, usually head-down, position. This is more likely to happen at this stage if this is your first baby. The firm muscles of your uterus and tummy will help to keep him in place. The main movements you are likely to feel now are jabs from his arms and legs, and possibly painful kicks to your ribs. 36 to 40 weeks - Your baby will be getting larger, and won’t be rolling over as often. Instead, you may notice a persistent kick underneath your ribs on one side or the other. Although the type of movement will have changed, the frequency should not. You should continue to feel your baby as frequently as before. If you notice any change your baby’s movement you should report it to your midwife or antenatal ward.


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Why shouldn’t I use a home doppler? If you saw someone collapsed in the street would you check their pulse and walk away? Or would you call an ambulance? The same goes for your baby, if you notice a change in your baby’s regular pattern of movement, they could be unwell. Do not take the presence of a heartbeat that all is ok. If your baby is unwell or in distress the only time something can be done is when there is a heartbeat. When there is no heartbeat it is too late. If you notice a change in your babies regular pattern of movement call your midwife.

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he Physiotherapy Centre recently expanded its services to Crosby and offer specialist Women's Health Clinics at this practice including postnatal pelvic floor and abdominal checks. In addition to their South Liverpool clinic, they are now also are based in Crosby Business Centre and offer 2 treatment areas and a physiotherapy led equipment pilates studio, including pilates reformers and large pilates equipment. The Crosby clinic shares its ethos, strategy and workforce with the Mossley Hill, South Liverpool clinic offering an almost identical selection of services to choose from. The Physiotherapy Centre have been working towards this new Crosby location for a long time and their fresh, modern and evidence based approach to physiotherapy is unrivalled in the Crosby area. The Physiotherapy Centre is registered with all insurance providers across both sites.

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Planning to breastfeed? • Lying Down Position - With your baby lying alongside you and nose to nipple, you won’t have to support their weight and you both may find this a comfortable way to feed, particularly for night feeds, although you should be careful not to fall asleep in this position.

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lanning to breastfeed? It is a good idea to prepare yourself for your breastfeeding journey and where possible to attend a local antenatal breastfeeding support group. Preparation will give you confidence to feed once your baby once they have been born.

• Take your time! Don’t expect things to work for you and your baby straight away. Remember that this is a whole new journey for your baby and for you! • Call on support! There is plenty of support around, from breastfeeding helplines offering support over the phone to local agencies who can visit you at hospital or at home. Make sure that if you and your baby are struggling to adapt to breastfeeding, that you call on help. Ask friends and family for support too, even if it is to change a nappy or make you a drink. • Look after yourself! It can be easy to panic and be concerned about your baby. However, eating well, drinking plenty of water and getting rest are all important factors to a healthy milk supply and successful breastfeeding. There are a few different positions you can try when exploring what is best for you and your baby. • Cradle Position - In this position, your arm supports your baby. This position may be uncomfortable after a c-section and can take some getting used to. • Cross Cradle Position - In this position, your baby lies across you with arm opposite your breast holding them gently around the back of their neck. Holding them in this position allows their head to move forwards and backwards whilst feeding. This is an ideal position for early feeding when newborn. • Rugby Ball Position - In this position, your baby is tucked under your arm like a rugby ball. Their nose is level with your nipple and their feet towards your back. This is a great position for c-section mothers who may find a cradle position uncomfortable. This is also a good position for feeding twins.

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It doesn’t matter what shape or size you are, your breasts are designed to feed your baby. Through pregnancy the hormone progesterone makes the areola swell (often causing that ‘tingling’ feeling). Inside your breast clusters of cells called ‘Lobes’ produce the milk which flows to the ducts. It is recommended that you exclusively breastfeed your baby for the first 6 months of their life and that you try to continue to feed your baby for the first two years of their life (or longer should you desire). Any length of time you breastfeed is invaluable to your baby. Before your breastmilk kicks in, your body produces a thicker substance called colostrums which provides natural antibodies to help your baby fight infection. This is often more difficult to express, so if you are planning of using a breastpump don’t worry if you don’t see much being produced. Your breastmilk is tailor-made to meet the needs of your baby and will provide a variety of different tastes for your baby which can often help reduce allergies. Breastfeeding allows you time to bond with your baby. It can be nice to sit and feed your baby in a quiet space to relax. If your baby is reluctant to feed, this can be for a number of reasons including; • Destressed when held due to assisted birth i.e. holding their head may be uncomfortable if their birth was assisted by forceps or ventouse. In this case, ask your health professional to show you alternative feeding positions. • Tongue Tied baby i.e. your baby’s tongue appears to be heartshaped at the tip. If your baby is tongue tied, this can lead to a poor latch, sliding off the nipple. Fatigue in feeding and other symptoms. It is important that you speak to your health professional, you may find expressing your breastmilk for feeding a suitable alternative. For those who decide not to breastfeed, or find that breastfeeding doesn’t work for them, visit www.nct.org.uk/parenting/bottle-feedingyour-baby for tips and support on bottle feeding your baby.


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This issue, Leading Baby Sleep Expert as seen on TV and best selling author of ‘Baby Secrets’ - Jo Tantum, gives advice on sleep routines.

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n your journey through life as a parent, you feel so many emotions. Amazing joy and euphoria, panic, doubt, love and an overwhelming sense of the need to do the right thing for your little one. When you first have your baby there are different methods of parenting, and you will have probably decided which way to follow, and change your mind a few times along the way.

Write a 48 feeding and sleeping log The first thing I ask these parents to do is to write down their babies feeding and sleeping times for 48 hours. Sometimes this in itself can be a Eureka moment! They start to understand their baby better, and can start things back on the right track. Another important thing for your baby is having regular nap times in the day. This will encourage better night sleeps, this is because one of the main reasons babies wake often in the night is if they are overtired. Introduce a good bedtime routine Having a good bedtime routine can also help your baby sleep better. Babies work on a 12 hour day and 12 hour night. So as long as you stick to that rule your baby won't be overtired at bedtime.

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Always have calm/quiet time before bedtime. So no TV, noisy flashing toys. This will start to help you and your baby have a proper wind down time. Then once your baby has had their bath then stay in the room they will be sleeping in. Get their pj's on and feed them in very low lights. From 5 months you can introduce a story before the feed. I hope this helps you. If you need more support I offer email and Skype packages and we also have Gentle Sleep Trainers, Night Nannies and Maternity Nurses to help you teach your little one to love sleep.

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Must-have Gadgets for Tech Savvy Parents Entering Parenthood can be daunting, however these clever gadgets make life a little easier, giving you peace of mind and keeping your family safe. Philips Dashcam - £139.99

This smart device is your personal road safety guardian, running silently in the background for peace of mind on the road. With high performance HD video recording, wide angle lens, night view and simple installation. Having tried other dashcams on the market, Mummy and Me Magazine found this to be simple to install and use and were impressed with the superb quality of the image. As well as being crystal clear, the screen is also slightly larger than some other models on the market, giving a clearer image. With the precious cargo of your family in your vehicle, the Philips ADR810 Dashcam provides great peace of mind.

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The unique Aqua Scale 3-in-1 digital baby bath aids relaxed and confident bathtimes whilst monitoring your baby's healthy weight gain. It costs less than buying a seperate bath tub, bath tub support, thermometer & scales, plus it takes up less space too!

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BT VBM6000 Baby Monitor £129.99

With so many baby monitors on the market, it can be mind-blowing finding which one will be the best one for your needs. Search no longer - the new range by BT brings you the VBM6000 with a 5-inch colour screen, two-way communication, temperature indicator, night visition, visual sound level lights, manual and digital plan and tilt with remote control and also features 5 lullabies. Now you can relax at bedtime, able to see your little one as they dream and able to reassure and soothe them with ease through the two-way communication and lullabies. Mummy and Me Magazine are really impressed with this clever little gadget and at a price point cheaper than other models on the market (that don’t have as much to offer), it really is a must-have!

Braun Healthcare Forehead Thermometer R.R.P £52.99 Take your child’s temperature with ease with this precise handy piece of kit, making monitoring a child’s temperature easy!


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Our daily guide of free and low cost events in the region this Summer Holidays. We hope you have a fantastic time with your little ones!

Monday 31st  July 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am

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Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

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FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) 999  Day  -­‐   Emergency  Services  Open  Day Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   A  Star  Wars  Story

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

0151 281  9716

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Intu Trafford  Centre

M17 8AA

11:00am -­‐  14:00pm 11:30am  -­‐  12:00pm 12:00pm  -­‐  13:30pm 12:30pm  -­‐  14:30pm

Louby Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show Breast  Friends  in  partnership  with BAMBIS Bambis  Bosom  Buddies Breastfeeding  Support  Group

13:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

Louby Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show

13:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Under the  Sea  Summer  Party Must  Book

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do

13:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

13:45pm -­‐  14:15pm

Louby Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show

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Thurs 3rd  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am 10:00am  -­‐  12:30pm 10:00am  -­‐  16:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am 11:00am  -­‐  12:00pm

Poetry with  Craig  Bradley

11:30am -­‐  13:30pm

Summer Seaside  Themed  Crafts  &   Activities  inc.  Free  Lunch

13:00pm -­‐  15:00pm 13:00pm  -­‐  16:00pm 13:15pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm

Poetry with  Craig  Bradley See,  Make,  Do FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   A  Star  Wars  Story FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool The  Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool All  Souls  Church,  Springwood Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight The  Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Bridge  Chapel  Centre,

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13:30pm -­‐  16:00pm 15:30pm  -­‐  16:15pm

A Star  Wars  Story FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

27 Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Little Treasures

L19 4XR

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Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

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Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Friday 4th  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) Tales  of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle Change  for  Life  -­‐  Youth  Bus,  Fun   Stories,  Free  Samples,  Crafts  etc Tales  of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle Circusology  Workshop Learn  Circus  Skills

Liverpool Central  Library Williams  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Great  Sankey  Children's  Centre Liverpool  Road,  Warrington Liverpool  Central  Library Williams  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Craft Session

14:15pm -­‐  15:15pm

Tales of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle

10:30am -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am  -­‐  12:00pm 11:00am  -­‐  14:00pm 13:00pm  -­‐  14:00pm 13:00pm  -­‐  15:00pm

Saturday 5th  August 09:30am  -­‐  11:30am 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am 11:00am  -­‐  15:30pm Sunday  6th  August

Family Day  inc.  Bouncy  Castle,  Zoolab, Flower  Planting,  Snacks  etc Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   Fantastic  Beats  &  Where  to  Find  Them Dinotopia Free  event  for  kids

L3 8EW WA5  1SB

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Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

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Liverpool Central  Library Williams  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

L3 8EW

0151 233  3069

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

The Grosvenor  Museum, 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester

CH1 2DD

Kirkby Town  Centre,  St.Chad's  Parade

L32 8RD

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Runway Visitor  Park,  Sunbank  Ln, Altrincham

WA15 8XQ

09:45am -­‐  11:00am

Stay and  Play  18m  -­‐  4  years

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

10:30am -­‐  17:00pm

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

11:00am -­‐  17:00pm

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L3 8EW

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) Sunday  Fundays Free  Fairground,  Concorde  Tours  etc

10:30am -­‐  17:00pm

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Monday 7th  August

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm 12:30pm  -­‐  14:30pm 13:00pm  -­‐  13:30pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 13:45pm  -­‐  14:15pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:30pm 15:30pm  -­‐  16:15pm

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

Liverpool Central  Library Tricky  -­‐  An  entertaining  show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bambis  Bosom  Buddies  Breastfeeding Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Support  Group Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd Liverpool  Central  Library Tricky  -­‐  An  entertaining  show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library Tricky  -­‐  An  entertaining  show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library Tricky  -­‐  An  entertaining  show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Bumps  2  Babies Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd

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Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

Outdoor or  Messy  Play

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle

Bridge Chapel  Centre,

Tuesday 8th  August 10:00am  -­‐  11:00am

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FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Children's  Fun  Day Free  activities

10:00am -­‐  12:30pm 10:00am  -­‐  16:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  13:30pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am

Story Starters  -­‐  Beanstalk Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   A  Star  Wars  Story

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm

Paul Storey  -­‐  Magician  &  Puppets

13:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

Paul Storey  -­‐  Magician  &  Puppets

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Time For  Tea  -­‐  Hands  on  Activity FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   A  Star  Wars  Story Weigh  &  Advice  Clinic Booking  Required FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

13:15pm 13:30pm -­‐  15:30pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

Ness Botanic  Gardens,  Neston  Road

CH64 4AY

World Museum,  William  Brown  Street

L3 8EN

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

The Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock The  Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

CH1 2DD L3  8EW L3  8EW CH62  5EQ L3  4AQ CH1  2DD L19  8JZ L19  4XR L3  8EW

13:45pm -­‐  14:15pm

Paul Storey  -­‐  Magician  &  Puppets

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Story Corner

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

14:30pm -­‐  15:00pm

Paul Storey  -­‐  Magician  &  Puppets

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

L3 8EW

15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB L3  8EW L3  8EN

Wed 9th  August 10:00am  -­‐  12:30pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am    12:00pm

Captain Storyteller

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

12:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Story Starters  -­‐  Beanstalk

World Museum,  William  Brown  Street

ES RECLA W!

12:30pm -­‐  14:30pm

Bambis Bosom  Buddies SBreastfeeding  Support  Group

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13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Captain Storyteller

13:00pm -­‐  1T4:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

O BO 13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do

Garston Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Enjoy aBridge   FREE local session Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Bumps  2  Babies  -­‐  New  &  Expectant Parents  Group

15:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

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Fun music making amazing puppets Songs, games & instruments for all to enjoy Birthday Parties and Nursery Sessions also available.

Babies and Toddlers LOVE Caterpillar Music For more information or to book your FREE trial contact Emma

Call 0151 203 8280

emma.gerrard@caterpillarmusic.com

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William Brown  Street,  Liverpool 12:00pm  -­‐  15:00pm

Story Starters  -­‐  Beanstalk

World Museum,  William  Brown  Street

12:30pm -­‐  14:30pm

Bambis Bosom  Buddies Breastfeeding  Support  Group

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Captain Storyteller

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

Garston Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Bumps  2  Babies  -­‐  New  &  Expectant Parents  Group

L3 8EN

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15:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

Stay and  Play  (6-­‐18  months)

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   Fantastic  Beats  &  Where  to  Find  Them

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Thurs 10th  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am 10:00am  -­‐  12:30pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am 11:00am  -­‐  13:00pm 11:30am  -­‐  13:30pm 12:00pm  -­‐  13:30pm

Sasha Creative  Crafts Summer  Seaside  Themed  Crafts  &   Activities  inc.  Free  Lunch Breast  Friends  in  partnership  with BAMBIS

12:30pm -­‐  13:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do

13:30pm -­‐  14:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

13:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

14:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Sasha Creative  Crafts

14:30pm -­‐  15:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

15:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

The Grosvenor  Museum, 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Livepool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool All  Souls  Church,  Springwood Anfield  Children's  Centre Oakfield,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Livepool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

CH1 2DD L3  8EW L19  4TX

09:45am -­‐  11:00am

L3 4AQ

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L19 4XR

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10:00am -­‐  11:00am 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

Messy Play Must  Book Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

Childwall Children's  Centre Rudston  Primary  School,  Rudston  Road

L16 4PQ

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

11:00am -­‐  12:00pm

Sally Tonge  -­‐  Music,  Songs  &  Laughter

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Sally Tonge  -­‐  Music,  Songs  &  Laughter

13:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Mobile Farm  &  BBQ

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Craft Session

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

14:15pm -­‐  15:15pm

Sally Tonge  -­‐  Music,  Songs  &  Laughter

15:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Dingle  Lane  Children's  Centre

L3 8EW L3  4AQ L3  8EW L19  4XR L8  9UB

Merseyside Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

L3 8EW

Birkenhead Park,  Park  Drive

CH41 4HY

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

L3 4AQ

L3 4AQ

Saturday 12th  August 10:00am  -­‐  17:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm

Wirral In  Bloom  Festival Calderstones  Beach

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Friday 11th  August

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10:00am -­‐  17:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am

Wirral In  Bloom  Festival

Birkenhead Park,  Park  Drive

CH41 4HY

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   Disney's  Beauty  &  The  Beast

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

The Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester

CH1 2DD

Wirral In  Bloom  Festival

Birkenhead Park,  Park  Drive

CH41 4HY

Vale Park,  Wallasey  (Band  Stand)

CH45 1LX

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

Sunday 13th  August 10:00am  -­‐  17:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  12:30am 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm

Family Fairy  Festival Raising  Money  for  Cash  For  Kids Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

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Monday 14th  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am

Stay and  Play  18m  -­‐  4  years

10:30am -­‐  17:00pm

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm 12:30pm  -­‐  14:30pm 13:00pm  -­‐  13:30pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 13:45pm  -­‐  14:15pm 14:00pm  -­‐  14:45pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:30pm 15:30pm  -­‐  16:15pm

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

Liverpool Central  Library, Louby  Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bambis  Bosom  Buddies  Breastfeeding Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Support  Group Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd Liverpool  Central  Library, Louby  Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle Bridge  Chapel  Centre, (0-­‐4  years) Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library, Louby  Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Music  Session  -­‐  Charge  £3  per  child Dingle  Lane  Children's  Centre £5  per  family Liverpool  Central  Library, Louby  Lou  -­‐  Laughter  Show William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Bumps  2  Babies Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd

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Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

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Outdoor or  Messy  Play

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

0151 233  4930

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Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

L3 8EW

All Souls  Church,  Springwood

L19 4TX

D O W N S Y N D R Dazzle O M E the   L ICVlown ERPOOL 11:30am  -­‐  12:00pm

Parent and Child Groups

11:30am -­‐  13:30pm

Summer Seaside  Themed  Crafts  &   Activities  inc.  Free  Lunch

13:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

Dazzle the  Clown

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm 13:30pm  -­‐  15:30pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do Weigh  &  Advice  Clinic Booking  Required FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

13:45pm -­‐  14:15pm

Dazzle the  Clown

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Story Corner

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

CHILDWALL & WOOLTON CHILDREN'S CENTRE 14:30pm -­‐  15:00pm Dazzle  the  Clown CENTRE DINGLE CHILDREN'S 15:00pm   -­‐  16:00pm -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear FOR FURTHER INFORMATIONStorytelling   PLEASE CONTACT: ANN KENWRIGHT (DSL TRUSTEE): M: 07955 777 909 E: ANN.KENWRIGHT@SKY.COM 15:30pm  -­‐  16:15pm Soft  Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

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Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Dingle  Lane  Children's  Centre

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Tuesday 15th  August 10:00am  -­‐  11:00am

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Merseyside Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

L3 8EW

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

L3 4AQ

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10:30am -­‐  17:00pm

(0-­‐4 years) Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm

Dazzle the  Clown

11:30am -­‐  13:30pm

Summer Seaside  Themed  Crafts  &   Activities  inc.  Free  Lunch

13:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

Dazzle the  Clown

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm 13:30pm  -­‐  15:30pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 13:45pm  -­‐  14:15pm

See, Make,  Do Weigh  &  Advice  Clinic Booking  Required FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Dazzle  the  Clown

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Story Corner

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

14:30pm -­‐  15:00pm

Dazzle the  Clown

15:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Wed 16th  August 10:00am  -­‐  12:30pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

Heath Road,  Liverpool Calderstones  Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

L3 8EW

All Souls  Church,  Springwood

L19 4TX

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Dingle  Lane  Children's  Centre

13:45pm -­‐  14:15pm

Live Fairytales

15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

L3 4AQ

L3 4AQ

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

L8 9UB

L19 4XR

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

13:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

L3 8EW

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

Live Fairytales

Live Fairytales

L19 4XR

L8 9UB

Bumps 2  Babies  -­‐  New  &  Expectant Parents  Group

13:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

L19 8JZ

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

14:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

12:30pm -­‐  14:30pm

CH62 5EQ

L3 8EW

14:30pm -­‐  15:00pm

12:00pm -­‐  13:30pm

Live Fairytales Breast  Friends  in  partnership  with BAMBIS Bambis  Bosom  Buddies Breastfeeding  Support  Group

L3 4AQ

Merseyside Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Anfield  Children's  Centre Oakfield,  Liverpool Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Garston  Children's  Centre 70  Banks  Road,  Liverpool

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm

L3 8EW

L3 8EW

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Thurs 17th  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am 10:00am  -­‐  12:30pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am

Stay and  Play  (6-­‐18  months)

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years) Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   Disney's  Beauty  &  The  Beast

Bridge Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L19 4XR

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

11:00am -­‐  12:00pm

Craig Bradley  Poetry

11:30am -­‐  13:30pm

Summer Seaside  Themed  Crafts  &   Activities  inc.  Free  Lunch

12:30pm -­‐  13:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

13:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Craig Bradley  Poetry

13:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

See, Make,  Do

13:30pm -­‐  14:00pm

Sniffer Dogs  Demonstration

13:30pm -­‐  16:00pm

FREE Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle (0-­‐4  years)

The Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool All  Souls  Church,  Springwood Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Lady  Lever  Art  Gallery,   Port  Sunlight Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

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15:30pm -­‐  16:15pm

(0-­‐4 years)

Heath Road,  Liverpool

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

Little Treasures

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Friday 18th  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am  -­‐  12:00pm 11:00am  -­‐  12:30am 13:00pm  -­‐  14:00pm 13:00pm  -­‐  15:00pm

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) Tales  of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle Nature  Scavenger  Hunt Must  Book Tales  of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle Messy  Church  &  Crafts

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Childwall  Children's  Centre Rudston  Primary  School,  Rudston  Rd Liverpool  Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bridge  Chapel  Centre, Heath  Road,  Liverpool

L3 8EW L16  4PQ L3  8EW L19  4XR

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Craft Session

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

14:15pm -­‐  15:15pm

Tales of  Mystery  &  Suspense  with Fran  O'Boyle

Liverpool Central  Library William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool

L3 8EW

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

The Grosvenor  Museum 27  Grosvenor  Street,  Chester

CH1 2DD

Birkenhead Park,  Park  Drive

CH41 4HY

Sudley House,  Mossley  Hill  Rd

L18 8BX

Stanley Park,  Liverpool

L4 2SL

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

L18 3JB

Saturday 19th  August 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm 11:00am 11:00am  -­‐  16:00pm 13:00pm  -­‐  16:00pm Sunday  20th  August 10:00am  -­‐  18:00pm 10:30am  -­‐  17:00pm

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides) FREE  Summer  Film  Screening  -­‐   A  Star  Wars  Story One  Wirral  2017 Free  Funfilled  Community  Festival Teddy  Bear's  Picnic Crafts,  Fun  &  Stories Kids  Fest James  Bulger  Memorial  Trust Calderstones  Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

13:00pm -­‐  14:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

14:00pm -­‐  15:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

15:00pm -­‐  16:00pm

Storytelling -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear

Merseyside Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Albert  Dock

L3 4AQ

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

L8 9UB

L3 4AQ

L3 4AQ

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Monday 21st  August 09:45am  -­‐  11:00am

Stay and  Play  18m  -­‐  4  years

10:30am -­‐  17:00pm

Calderstones Beach Free  (with  additional  costs  for  rides)

11:30am -­‐  12:00pm 12:30pm  -­‐  14:30pm 13:00pm  -­‐  13:30pm 13:00pm  -­‐  14:00pm 13:30pm  -­‐  16:00pm 13:45pm  -­‐  14:15pm 14:00pm  -­‐  14:45pm 14:00pm  -­‐  15:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:00pm 14:30pm  -­‐  15:30pm 15:00pm  -­‐  16:00pm 15:30pm  -­‐  16:15pm

Calderstones Park,  Liverpool

Liverpool Central  Library, William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Bambis  Bosom  Buddies  Breastfeeding Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Support  Group Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd Liverpool  Central  Library, Barrington  Powell  the  Mad  Magician William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Storytelling  -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear Albert  Dock FREE  Soft  Play  &  Bouncy  Castle Bridge  Chapel  Centre, (0-­‐4  years) Heath  Road,  Liverpool Liverpool  Central  Library, Barrington  Powell  the  Mad  Magician William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Music  Session  -­‐  Charge  £3  per  child Dingle  Lane  Children's  Centre £5  per  family Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Storytelling  -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear Albert  Dock Liverpool  Central  Library, Barrington  Powell  the  Mad  Magician William  Brown  Street,  Liverpool Church  &  Mossley  Hill  Children's  Centre Bumps  2  Babies Dovedale  Primary  School,  Herondale  Rd Merseyside  Maritime  Museum Storytelling  -­‐  Polar  the  Titanic  Bear Albert  Dock Barrington  Powell  the  Mad  Magician

Soft Play  and  Multi-­‐Sensory

Dingle Lane  Children's  Centre

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Celebrating 5 years of Mummy and Me Magazine with Magazine Founder Michelle Thompson who is expecting her Fifth Baby! 1. How did you come up with the idea for ‘Mummy and Me Magazine’? 6 years ago I was a first time Mummy to my daughter Eden. Like most first time parents I found the experience daunting but extremely enjoyable and I wanted to do everything right. I was given so much information from health professionals and children’s centres that it baffled me why it all wasn’t in one place. So I started putting information together for myself and sharing the idea with Mummy friends who thought I was definitely on to something and should pursue my idea to produce a parenting publication.

2. What is your inspiration? My inspiration when I began was my daughter Eden. I knew that if I could make the publication a success, it would mean I could spend more time with her - giving up my 9-5 job. Now, 5 years on, my inspiration is all 4 (soon to be 5) of my children!

3. You’re expecting baby number 5. How do you juggle work and family life? It has become increasingly more difficult the more children I have had. My primary role is ‘Mummy’ and I want to do that to the best of my ability. I’m very lucky to have an amazing husband who is extremely supportive and loves that I have been able to pursue a business I enjoy, whilst being there

for our children. I love that I’m a Mummy who is able to take my children to playgroups, walk my children to school and watch their nativity plays. But, working for myself means sometimes putting in crazy hours through the night or having to apologise to business associates on the phone that they may hear a noisy child in the background of our call. But as a Mumpreneur, that’s how I have to do things!

4. What are your plans for

Mummy and Me Magazine? There are lots of things I would like for the future of Mummy and Me Magazine. I am constantly asked when the publication will be available in additional regions, whether I would consider more online opportunities and you may have heard me occasionally on radio slots which has been fun and something I would happily do more of. But, as I’m literally weeks off having another baby I will have to say “Watch this space” and see what life brings with 5 children aged 6 and under.

5. What advice would you offer other parents looking to start a business?

email: info@ mummyandme magazine .co.uk

Walt Disney once said “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” and I totally agree that if you want something to happen then MAKE it happen!

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Why local Mum Nicole decided to Zip It...

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he lightbulb moment came while mother of two Nicole Graham was on maternity leave with her second child, Leila, then 9 months old. Grappling with her babygro poppers as Leila wriggled on the changing mat, Nicole thought there had to be an easier way, surely a single zip made more sense?

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mind”, today Zippy Baby sells a wide range of useful baby products including bandana bibs, Zippy Suits, muslins, swaddles, socks and blankets.

The Zippy Baby team has gone from strength to strength, including winning The Judges Choice Cheshire Business I took out the poppers and Award 2015. Zippy So Nicole decided sewed in a zip, suddenly I could won Loved By Parents to give it a try, “I have her in and out in seconds, and Best Baby and took out the poppers saving many daily traumas Toddler Gear Gold and sewed in a Awards in its debut zip, suddenly I could have her in and out year and was Gift of the Year finalist 2017. in seconds, saving many daily traumas”. Zippy Baby products are available to buy Redundancy from her job encouraged on www.zippybibs.com and don’t forget to Nicole to make a few more for other mums follow them on facebook, to try. The feedback was overwhelming and instagram and twitter provided Nicole the push she needed to turn @zippybibs for regular her idea into a business. She did it all on a freebies, news updates shoestring, her grandmother bought a laptop and fun. for her and she had to take a £4,000 loan out a year later. “It was risky but exciting”. Zippy will be at the Liverpool Baby and Nicole launched with a small range of Zippy Beyond show at Liverpool Suits with matching bandana dribble bibs. 9-10th Sept and at the “These sold really well so I designed more Baby and Toddler show at and more bibs”. Keeping true to her vision Manchester 22-24th Sept. of “designed by mums with mums needs in

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Back To School

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F&F’s best school range yet features improved styles and cuts in easy-iron fabrics and longer lasting footwear meaning that your kids can go to school in style. F&F also offer an in-store embroidery service form £5.00 so that all uniforms can be personalised too. Your primary school children will focus on learning rather than staying clean with the new ground-breaking stain repellent and eco-friendly fabric from F&F. Trousers feature reinforced knees in stretch material to ensure durability, as shirts in packs of two come in easy-iron fabric, to make your life easier.

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s the new academic year approaches, many parents can feel anxious about the start of term. Perhaps this is even your child’s first time at nursery or school and you are anxious about how they will take to the new routine (or indeed how you will)? In preparation for school, Mummy and Me have put together some useful tools to help get your child ‘school ready’. Being able to dress themselves is something very useful at nursery or school. Pacey (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) offer some great resources including a ‘Ready, Steady Dress’ Dressing to Impress worksheet. This is a FREE downloadable activity sheet with images of school uniform for your child to colour in and piece together. This is a great visual when getting themselves ready. Visit www.pacey.org.uk and search ‘being school ready’. Make sure your child’s uniform is well labelled with their name and that they have simple to fasten clothes and shoes to encourage independence (and to help out the teacher who has 30+ children to assist). A worry many parents have is whether their child will make friends and be happy at school. When you are out and about with your child

encourage them to ask the names of other children they encounter when playing and to introduce themselves. Set a good example to your child, don’t be shy yourself and introduce yourself to other parents and perhaps discuss arranging playdates outside of school. Gross and Fine Motor skills are learnt through play and ultimately lead to your child being able to write using a pencil or to follow activities in the classroom. To help these along the way you can; Play catch on a regular basis, stack blocks together, ensure that you child holds a pencil correctly, string beads on a necklace and use safety scissors to cut out shapes. At school your nursery/school, your child will begin to learn letters and words. A great way to encourage this along is to play ‘I-Spy’ whilst out and about with your child. You will be amazed how quickly they pick this up and enjoy impressing you with their knowledge! Social and emotional development plays an important role in your child’s academic learning. At school your child will be expected to tidy up after playing with toys. To encourage this at home, you could implement a ‘ransom’ box for toys left out after a set tidy-up. Taking turns and sharing, are both things children can find difficult. Playing board games encourages your child to learn to take turns. For 2-7 year olds, Orchard Toys offer some great games that are simple to follow and fun to play. Visit www.orchardtoys.com/games to view the range. Children grow so fast, so enjoy every single moment and don’t put pressure on you or your child to know too much before they start school. Best of luck for the new term!

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ossley Hill Preschool has been established in the church rooms of Mossley Hill Parish Church for 26 years. A hidden gem nestled in the conservation area off Rose Lane, it is a pack away nursery, set out every day offering a very personal level of childcare.

by the local authority in their Red/Amber/Green (RAG) scheme and achieving a Gold Quality Mark for the teaching and provision for Mathematics. The children at Mossley Hill are given the time and space to learn the foundations of everything they will need in preparation for school.

Recently refurbished and extended the new hall is bright and airy, with child sized bathroom facilities and private, green outdoor space. The Preschool operates for 18hrs Monday to Friday 9.30-12.30 and offers two longer days until 2pm to take in a shared lunch period to aid the children’s social skills eating together and sitting at the table. There is also a drop-in breakfast club facility from 8:45am.

Working in partnership with parents was identified as a key strength in the Preschool’s last Ofsted inspection report. As a charity, the Preschool is governed by a committee of parents and in this way, should you wish, you can be integrally involved in the running of the Preschool. Every half term theme is shared with parents to encourage home/school interaction. Parents are actively encouraged to be involved in their child’s learning from home reading through to some parents doing educational talks to the children.

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The academic year of 2016/17 has seen days out to the museum and farm, carol singing at Tesco, a Christmas nativity play and visit from Father Christmas, an Easter Bonnet parade and visit from the Easter Bunny, World book day, a visit from police on their police horses, a sports day and end of year graduation ceremony for school leavers and end of term party. It is a busy and fun place to learn and the Preschool operate an open door policy so you are able to drop in and see how sessions are running at any time. As a small and personal operation you are able to speak to staff at any time. The Preschool has invested in an electronic system for recording observations and tracking progress. This has enabled staff to send parents photographs and comments of daily activities. Parents can contribute to their child’s portfolio with home experiences and each term you will receive a detailed report. Spaces are limited and September is the ideal time to enrol your child with children having left to start school. If interested, have a look at their website: https://mossleyhillpreschool.wordpress. com or find them on Facebook at Mossley Hill Pre-school.


My way home

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y Way Home is a newly released personalised children’s book which is educational, interactive and designed to inspire a sense of adventure in every child. Personalised with your child’s name, as well as their town and country - these individually made books take your little one on an adventure through many different countries in order to find their way home. Produced by The Kids Book Company - whose mission is to educate on the sly, inspire wonder in our world and pique children’s curiosity, My Way Home delivers on About the Kids Book Company: those promises with snippets of different languages, a subtle hint of conservation, hidden teddy bears to coded The Kids Book Company exists to clues and a range of interactives throughout. educate
on the sly, to inspire wonder Author Jessica Stall says; “The creation of this book has in our world, to pique a child’s been a journey in itself - and I know it’s incredibly cliché, curiosity. They create phenomenal but the best part continues to be the reactions from the personalised stories for kids that adults love to give. Founded in kids and their parents. We recently conducted a series of customer interviews and I was honoured by what our 2016 by Argentinian Fernando parents had to say. It truly resonates with our readers.” Hurtado & New Zealander Jessica Stall, The Kids Book Company is Illustrated by Juan Chavetta, My Way Home makes a a publishing house – in a unique great gift for girls or boys aged 0-8. market segment. They publish & distribute personalised, educational Learn more: myway-home.com & inspiring children’s books, one at a time. Currently only available for sale on Etsy or Amazon Etsy: etsy.com/nz/ www.thekidsbookcompany.com shop/TheKidsBookCompany WWW.MUMMYANDMEMAGAZINE.CO.UK

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Pregnancy Portions It’s important to top up your iron levels during pregnancy, so give this tender beef stir fry a go.

TENDER BEEF STIR FRY INGREDIENTS

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2 tbsp mirin (Japanese rice wine) 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 1 tbsp water 1 tbsp cornflour 2 tbsp sesame oil 2 tsp honey 200 g sirloin steak, thinly sliced 50 g small broccoli florets 75 g baby corn, thinly sliced 1/2 red pepper, cut into strips 1 pak choi, thinly sliced or 60g sugar snap peas salt & pepper

1. Mix the mirin, soy sauce, water and cornflour together in a small bowl until smooth. 2. Heat a wok until hot. Coat the steak slices in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and the honey and season with salt and pepper. Quickly fry over a high heat until brown and just cooked. 3. Transfer to a plate. 4. Heat the remaining sesame oil in the pan. Add the broccoli and red pepper and stir fry for 3 minutes. 5. Add the corn and sugar snap peas or pak choi and stir fry for another 2 minutes. 6. Add the sauce mixture and bubble. Season. Toss together until the sauce has coated the vegetables and beef. MAKES 2 PORTIO NS PREP: 5 MINS COOKING: 8 MINS

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Annabel Karmel hasn’t just produced fantastic weaning recipes, there are a whole host of family meals and meals for expectant Mums which can be found at www.annabelkarmel.com

Every mum to be wants to eat the right foods for both her and her baby. Here you will find quick, easy and nutritious recipes to enjoy whilst you are pregnant.

QUINOA SALAD INGREDIENTS 200 g quinoa, rinsed 500 ml vegetable stock 6 spring onions 100 g roasted unsalted cashew nuts 3 tbsp olive oil 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice 1 large avocado or a good handful of raisins Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wha’) is a gluten-free grain, rich in protein, calcium & iron.


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METHOD 1. Put the quinoa and stock in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed (approx 20 minutes). 2. Spread the quinoa out on a plate to cool, then transfer to a bowl. 3. Stir in the onions, cashews, oil and lemon juice and season to taste. Stir in the raisins if using. 4. Chill until needed. If using avocado, slice the avocado just before serving and lay over the top of the salad.

MAKES 2 PORTIO NS PREP: 10 MINS COOKING: 20 MI NS

BRULEE-STYLE STRAWBERRY DESSERT INGREDIENTS 150 g strawberries, sliced 100 g blueberries 300 ml Greek yoghurt 4 tbsp demerara sugar 50 g Amaretti biscuits, crushed METHOD 1. Put the strawberries and

blueberries in the base of four ramekins. 2. Spoon the yogurt on top. 3. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar and top with the crushed Amaretti biscuits. 4. Chill in the fridge for one hour. MAKES 4 PORTIO NS PREP: 5 MINS + 1 HOUR CHILLING

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Daddy and Me

WRITTEN BY REGULAR COLUMNIST NEIL SINCLAIR A.K.A

MEMORIES OF 9/11 This Blog entry was originally written 5 years ago. But for Neil Sinclair, every September brings back the vivid memories of that day and living in New York at the time.

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uesday September 11 started much like any other day. It was my day off work and I walked my pregnant wife Tara 20 blocks to her office. It was a beautiful clear, sunny day. When I got back to our apartment I put the TV on (sound down) and started pottering around. My wife called me around 9.30. She was very shaken and her first words were ‘don’t panic’. I immediately thought it was something to do with our baby. She asked me if I had the TV on and I replied that I had, and some film about the Twin Towers was on. Then she told me the terrible news – it wasn’t a film. It was real. She was watching it from her office window and saw the second plane go in (although she still thought it may be a bomb as she was watching from further up the island so didn’t see the plane, just the explosion). She told me that her bosses had said that they couldn’t guarantee any one’s safety and so she had been told that she must go to a place she felt safe. She wanted me to come and get her straight away. I ran all the way. The subways were all running but I didn’t know how long that would last as everyone suspected a terrorist attack. When I got to her, things had advanced. A plane had hit the Pentagon and news had reached us that there was another plane but we didn’t know where. Rumours spread round her office that it was coming back to New York. She didn’t want to go back to our apartment as it was right by the United Nations, which she thought might be a possible target. So we decided to go to her sister Sam’s apartment which was near her office. As we walked there, we passed St Vincent’s hospital, the nearest hospital to the Twin

Towers. Doctors and nurses were out in the street with gurnies, ready to receive the casualties that never came. We all sat in Sam’s apartment round a television watching it unfold, Sam, Tara, me and Jennifer: a friend who lived in Brooklyn but who couldn’t get home as they closed all routes on and off Manhattan. After a while we felt we needed to get out – we all just felt we wanted to be with people. We went to buy water as we had been told that the water supply to Manhattan may have been contaminated, and then to our local diner. It was absolutely packed, but very subdued. Everyone was just stunned and shocked. It is hard to articulate how unusual that was for New York. Much later when we walked home to our apartment, there wasn’t a single person in the streets. There are always people out on the street in Manhattan – the ‘city that never sleeps’ – but that night we didn’t see another soul, despite the fact all the commuters had to find places to stay, and some people estimate that figure to be 2 million people. And there wasn’t a single homeless person on the streets either.

The next morning posters had started to appear ‘Have you seen this person?’ with a picture and a name, and contact details.

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Daddy and Me Thousands of them. Everywhere. People still thought then that there were survivors wondering around dazed, or perhaps in hospital with memory loss because of the trauma. We didn’t really know that there had been so few survivors – yet. Shrines with flowers and candles had sprung up overnight outside the many fire stations that had lost men. The FDNY funerals started very quickly after that. Many went along to pay respects to the brave men who had done their best to rescue people from what they must have known was an impossible situation. Me, Tara and Sam volunteered to help – together with everyone we knew – the rescue crews that were down at the Twin Towers. But there were too many volunteers. We went to the Park Avenue Armoury and people where queuing around the block to register as volunteers. Great crowds of people started to gather alongside the West Side Highway to cheer the crews as they went back and forth. Over the following weeks and months the crowds dwindled, but never completely disappeared. In the following days, people started to arrive from all over America to visit the site, to be in New York and show their support. But they were just as powerless to help – or to change anything – as we ourselves were. I worked at the UK Mission to the UN at the time, and I was called in the next day. I took the calls from hotels all over New York

who had British citizens staying that had not returned. The Mission had to coordinate collecting their belongings and contacting relatives to return them. I am not articulate enough to explain what that felt like. By then the stories about the victims calling their loved ones on their mobile phones started to filter out too. It seemed at the time like tragedy was being heaped on tragedy. It hung heavy on all of us.

When people ask what it was like to be there, I can only say it was like being in a surreal film. It didn’t seem real – we just couldn’t believe what we were witnessing with our own eyes. It was too terrible. It was too big. I feel emotional writing about it years later. It has taught me an important life lesson though – I never leave my wife or troopers without telling them how much I love them.

Calling all Dads, Step Dads, Foster Dads and Dads-to-be! Mummy and Me Magazine are looking for Dads, Step Dads, Foster Dads and Dads-to-be to share their experiences. What was it like being a Birth Partner? Do you share the childcare? We want to hear from you!

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