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Free Childcare is being doubled

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From September this year, the amount of free childcare is being doubled from 15 to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds.

Walk to School Week 2017

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Join thousands of children across the country celebrating the benefits walking brings. Walking to school makes children feel healthier and happier, while reducing road congestion and pollution outside the school gates. Yet less than half of primary school children currently walk to school. Walk to School week wants to reverse this decline and see every child that can, walk to school.

Fussy Eater Strategies

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Research shows that about 20% of parents say their 2 to 5 year-olds are fussy eaters. Most will eventually outgrow it, but what can we do in the meantime to encourage them to eat more? These strategies should work well for most picky eaters, regardless of what stage they are in.

Forest School

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Forest school is a type of outdoor education in which children visit forests or woodlands to learn personal, social and technical skills.

Horrible Histories at the Floral Pavilion

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We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special one-hour production of Horrible Histories!

‘Create an Ad’ competition proves a huge success for 2017

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Let’s Go! magazine is once again celebrating the success of our school competition ‘Create and Ad.’ The annual competition which turns Wirral primary schools into Advertising Agencies and pairs them with local businesses was as popular as ever. We challenged year 6 students at 11 primary schools to create an advert for their sponsoring company.

Voting Opens To Find Cheshire’s Young X Factor Artists

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An online public vote to find Cheshire’s best young artists opens Monday 3rd April. More than 300 pupils from 20 Cheshire schools have entered the dot-art Schools competition and are hoping for your votes to see their artwork on display in a public exhibition later this spring. dot-art Schools is already a well-established fixture in the academic calendar for many Merseyside schools; since its inception over 3000 students from almost 170 schools have taken part.

Happy Birthday to …….Rugby Tots

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To help celebrate our 10th anniversary we took the opportunity to catch up with some of Wirral’s best loved children’s service providers. Will and Colin from Rugby Tots are celebrating their own 5th birthday this year and have been regular advertisers in Lets Go magazine since they first started. We asked them to share some of their experiences of running a family business in Wirral

Safe Snacking for Healthy Teeth

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Over 9,000 tooth extractions were carried out on children under 5 in the year April 2015 to March 2016. In almost all cases this is due to consumption of too much sugar and poor tooth care. We’ve teamed up with local Wirral dentists to produce a safe snacking guide to help limit the damage caused by sugar. Sugary snacks may taste good, but they’re not good for our teeth and can cause tooth decay. Some starchy snacks can also break down into sugar once they’re in the mouth.

Birkenhead School girls get out of this world with NASA trip

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Girls from Birkenhead School, in Wirral enjoyed the experience of a lifetime when they travelled to NASA in Texas over the February half term.

Large nosed characters take over Birkenhead School

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The children of Prep at Birkenhead School were thrilled to welcome one of their favourite authors, Jim Smith of the famous ‘Barry Loser’ series of books, on Thursday 9th February.

Christopher Maloney: The Benefits of Performing Arts

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Let’s Go! Magazine caught up with the Chris to ask him what he thought were the three biggest benefits that children will gain from getting into the performing arts.

ARE YOU A TRUE FROZEN FAN?

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ARE YOU A TRUE FROZEN FAN – TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN THIS FUN QUIZ!

Disney On Ice presents Frozen to Liverpool for the First Time!

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#1 Animated Movie of All Time Brought to Life in Full for Ice Audience

What not to do when travelling with kids

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Summer Holidays are here and it’s inevitable that you will be taking a road trip or two with the family. There is no shortage of advice on what to do to make long car journeys with the kids more bearable but there are also plenty of things you ‘MUST NOT’ do if you want to preserve your sanity.