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23/02/2021

7 Creative DIY Ideas Using your Delivery Pallets

Many of your deliveries will be arriving on pallets at the moment due to Covid-19 meaning we’ve had to amend our delivery method for the time being. We know for many of you this may be an inconvenience, so we’ve pulled together our favourite DIY Ideas using pallets, in the hope they inspire you to get crafty with your pallet delivery! Make a garden planter This idea can be as full of colour and happiness as you like, for you and the children to enjoy. For the first one, paint... Read More

23/02/2021

Fabulous female authors who were awe-inspiring

International Women’s Day is here once again (9th March) and to celebrate I thought I would share some of my favourite female authors who had surprising and very inspirational back stories. Overcoming financial adversity, escaping Hitler, becoming the family breadwinners, winning legal battles which in turn shaped copyright laws, campaigning for women’s rights, dealing with family tragedies and battling with mental health, these ladies were certainly inspirational trailblazers. Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett was a British-born American novelist and playwright. She is best known for... Read More

23/02/2021

The Captain’s bed: the Ultimate Space Saving bed

What is a Captain’s bed? A captain’s bed is a bed which sits on top of both storage drawers and a pull-out trundle mattress. It is the ultimate in space-saving savviness, allowing maximum storage for small spaces. Captain’s beds are typically slightly higher off the ground than a standard single bed to account for the storage and mattress underneath.  Why is it called a Captain’s bed? As the name implies, the inspiration for the Captain’s bed design comes from the beds used on board ships. The Captain’s Quarters was typically the largest individual sleeping... Read More

23/02/2021

Top ten science experiments to do with kids

Science week is nearly upon us, so it’s time for some fun science experiments at home that can satisfy the most curious of minds. Here are ten tried and tested experiments that you can do with the kiddies using everyday household items, some you can even eat – bonus! All of these experiments should be supervised by a friendly adult as some contain lit flames, boiling water and acids. 1) Orange Fizz Teaches Kids About: Chemistry Difficulty Level: Easy Messiness Level: Low Materials: An Orange or Clementine 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda Instructions: Cut... Read More

23/02/2021

Fun activities for families to do outside in Winter

It’s a bit chilly out there and it has been very blustery, so you may be feeling like you’ve been stuck indoors for an age. It’s time to blow away those cobwebs and get yourself and the kids outside for an invigorating winter walk.There is still lots activities for families to do on a winter walk even when it is cold and miserable outside. Just wrap up warm, don those wellies and go exploring. Build an animal shelter Woodland animals that are snuffing about looking for food will be thankful... Read More

23/02/2021

7 Life skills that playing sport teaches kids

“…it teaches kids to admire that they are fit and strong, above and beyond what they look like.” Anyone that played a lot of sport as a kid will likely agree that it shaped a huge part of who they are today. The skills learnt through playing sport make it great for equipping children with key skills in later life. Whilst not every child has a competitive nature, the beauty of playing sport is that it helps to build character and challenge mindset, no matter what level it is played... Read More

23/02/2021

Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids: Feeding the Birds

Finding outdoor activities for kids can be tricky, especially in winter. Feeding the birds is a relaxing and rewarding activity for them to do, whatever the weather. It’s a great way to get your kids outside for some fresh air despite the cold, where they can have fun and learn a little about nature. In this blog, we’ll be sharing how to make your very own bird seed cakes to bring lots of feathered friends to your garden.  The Big Garden Birdwatch  This week, get the kids involved by taking... Read More

23/02/2021

Easy World Book Day Costumes That You Can Rustle Up Quickly

With World Book Book Day fast approaching this can be a high pressure time for any parent to an excitable child with big dreams! We know sometimes there just isn’t time to spend hours making a costume for your little one, so we’ve pulled together a list of quick and easy costumes that you can pull together without too much sweat. When is World Book Day? World Book Day is on 5th March 2020 and each year is the first Thursday of March. 1) The Paper Bag Princess by Robert... Read More

22/02/2021

Meet the Author: Kirstie Watson

“…I wanted to inspire children to pick up books, and even start their own storytelling…”  At The Children’s Furniture Company it’s no secret that we love reading! We love the adventures that books take us on, the beautiful worlds that are created in our minds and illustrated on paper, and we love that they help to teach our children the most important life lessons. We’ve been lucky enough to spend some time speaking to Kirstie Watson, a local author from Milton Keynes, and the author of The Witch’s Cat and... Read More

22/02/2021
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Choosing a bookcase for your little bookworm

A bookcase is a fantastic piece of furniture to tidy your child’s bedroom or playroom. They can be used to tidy books but also provide shelving space for toys and other knick knacks. There is something so appealing to children though when they get to select their own bedtime reading matter. As with most items of children’s furniture there are plenty of book storage spaces to choose from. Traditional bookcases Create a mini library in your child’s bedroom with a traditional bookcase. These not only provide ample of space for... Read More