It’s back to the classroom for our primary school children but teaching them about the importance of a good night’s sleep is an essential life lesson. Sleep expert Dave Gibson, founder of thesleepsite.co.uk and Co-author of The Art of Falling Asleep has this advice for parents… 1)  Work out how muchRead More →

With winter weather continuing and the new school term beginning, Police are asking everyone to play their part in making our roads safer… “Everyone has a contribution to make to road safety”, said Inspector Rosie Leech, “whether you are a pedestrian, cyclist, motorist or motorcyclist. There are steps we canRead More →

Threadworms are extremely common in school age children – it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of children less than 10 years of age may be infected. They are very easy to transmit from one child to another and require meticulous hygiene measures for up to six weeksRead More →

When children return to school after the holidays we often see a real uplift in requests for advice on detection and treatment of the dreaded head lice! Head lice are tiny grey/brown, wingless insects and are the size of a pinhead when hatched and of a sesame seed when fully grown.Read More →

If your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight then a great place to start is your local pharmacy for advice and support. Your body uses food for energy. When we eat more food than we use up during a day’s activities, we store the excess energy as fatRead More →

Research, carried out by King’s College London and Cardiff University, suggests that just having a device, even when switched off, in a child’s bedroom can cause sleep disruption. It is widely acknowledged that the use of screen-based devices before going to bed can interfere with melatonin production, delaying and interruptingRead More →

Many children will get coughs and sniffles over the winter season but sometimes it may be more than a cold. Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection, generally affecting babies and young children, and is more common in the winter months Dr Su Laurent, a medic specialising in paediatricRead More →

A much-needed antidote to help children let go of their anxieties and concerns at the end of each busy day could be found in ancient Buddhist tales with an emphasis on peace, calm and mindfulness… Growing up in the modern world today many children are leading overstimulated and sometimes stressfulRead More →

The science behind mind-boggling illusions has intrigued adults and children alike for years but now with their new book Optical Illusions, two of the foremost experts in optical art and illusions reveal how to wow your friends and family. Hole in the Hand Illusion This simple illusion will give youRead More →

From cave paintings 40,000 years ago to abstract-expressionist New York, acclaimed author and art historian Michael Bird transports young readers on a journey across continents to introduce the lives and works of history’s greatest artists… Human beings looking more or less like us have been around for maybe 200,000 years.Read More →

To celebrate the launch of Spacebase, W5’s new multi-sensory activity zone for three to 11-year-olds, this issue we are discovering the history of space… Before the Big Bang there was nothing at all. No galaxies, no stars, no planets and no life. No time, no space, no light and noRead More →