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March 4th, 2021|

The 25 Day Challenge is over!  To celebrate Home-Start Wokingham District's 25th anniversary, 16 year old Liv Fennell and her 24 mates have worked out together over zoom for 25 minutes a day for 25 days. They have done a variety of exercise ranging from HIT sessions to walks, ab workouts to body conditioning.  And

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Calling all budding photographers!

March 1st, 2021|

MAYOR OF WOKINGHAM BOROUGH’S PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION In support of Home-Start Wokingham District and in celebration of our 25th anniversary, Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Richards, is calling on all budding photographers living in the Borough to enter an amateur digital Photography Competition. The theme for the competition is "Out of HOME - STARTs". It’s all

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Competition Time!!

February 4th, 2021|

In celebration of Home-Start Wokingham District's 25th anniversary, The Mayor of Wokingham Borough invites all primary school aged children in the Borough to enter an Art Competition. The theme for the competition is “My Family”. The artwork must be a drawing, colouring or painting on plain paper no bigger than A3 in size. The entries

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February 3rd, 2021|

Thanks to Alison at Relax Kids Wokingham we have these wonderful resources to share with you to help your children learn to talk about how they are feeling - which is so important for their mental wellbeing. Express Yourself Cards for Children Express Yourself Activities for Children Feel Good February Calendar Frighteningly, one in six

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The 25 Day Challenge!!

February 1st, 2021|

We all know exercise is good for us - good for our physical health and our metal wellbeing.  We all feel better for it.  But it can be really hard to motivate ourselves to actually do it. So to help get you going, here are our top tips for motivating yourself to exercise: Make it

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January 27th, 2021|

Back again with more Top Tips for parents with under five year olds!!  Are you running out of ideas of things to do that are both fun and will teach your little ones something new? Hopefully this leaflet will inspire you to get your hands mucky making your own play dough. Top Tips Physical Play

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January 22nd, 2021|

We wanted to share with you the story of just one of the families we have supported during lockdown. This family has six children aged 3, 5, 7, 11, 14 and 17. They live in a small house with the four girls (aged 6-14) all sharing one bedroom. The dad has a low paid job

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Top Tips for Lockdown

January 14th, 2021|

Running out of ideas of ways to teach your little ones this lockdown? We are here to help! The key to learning for under fives is to make the lesson as fun as possible – children learn best through play. Continuing with our #TopTips for parents, here is the first in a series of leaflets

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A Reason to Celebrate!!!

January 7th, 2021|

And don't we all need one?!! Well 2021 is a big year for Home-Start Wokingham - we are celebrating our 25th anniversary!! We are thrilled and proud to have been supporting families for 25 years and are planning a number of events throughout the year to mark this momentous milestone - Covid-19 permitting! One such

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Top Tips for Parents – Music & Movement

December 9th, 2020|

We are delighted to share our latest Top Tip for parents leaflet with you, which is all about the enormous value of music and movement for children under 5.  We hope you find it helpful and it inspires you to try some of the suggested activities. Thanks to Wokingham Children's Centres and our very own Tools for

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Parenting Special Children Events

November 25th, 2020|

Thought we'd share this newsletter from which lists all the online events they've got going on in the next few weeks and how to contact them. Parenting Special Children Events Update (Nov-Dec 2020) (

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Top Tips for parents – The importance of sensory play

November 25th, 2020|

It's time for another Top Tip for parents brought to you by our very own Tools for Life and Wokingham Children's Centres. This one is all about the importance of sensory play and how to make "Gloop". Warning: it's messy!! For the pdf click on the link below. Feel free to share. #toptipsforparents #playdoughfun #toolsforlife