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  • Parents: how to manage your back-to-school anxiety

    With the nation’s schoolchildren poised to go back to school, it’s a tense time for everyone. So, how, as parents, should we control our fears? Muddy finds out.

  • Is it time to try an online school?

    With many children struggling to study at home and doubts over September start dates, specialist ‘virtual’ schools are gaining huge traction - but what do they offer that’s different?

  • Parent ‘Lockdown learning’ survey – the results

    Earlier this month we commissioned our own comprehensive survey amongst Muddy readers into Lockdown Learning – and we’ve been blown away by the response! Thank you to the 1200 of you who expressed how you felt about virtual-schooling, the difficulties you and your children were facing, as well as revealing surprise success stories and offering […]

  • Books for pre-schoolers

    Venture into a world of bad bunnies, bickering puffins and an otter who want to be king with these 10 brilliant picture books as chosen by The Cobham Bookshop.

  • Lockdown with teens!

    Here are 20 things to do that might encourage your teenagers to get out of bed by midday – or at the very least by nightfall (fingers crossed).

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy... words now regularly applied to describe children. In National Mental Health Awareness Week we're asking - are there simple steps parents can take to ease the pain?

  • 10 best subscription boxes for kids

    Running on empty when it comes to entertaining the kids? Royal Mail comes up trumps with these...

  • Ready for homeschooling?

    Muddy enlists help to get parents prepared for the challenges of back to school at home

  • Surviving your family 24/7

    If you're teetering on the edge of sanity already, check out our expert guide from local Wellbeing Coach and ZenMuma - Jackie Heffer-Cooke. Jackie??? 

  • 12 Top Tips to Home Schooling

    Where to start? Here are our top tips from creating the right environment to useful resources for home schooling. Good luck!

  • Wisbech Grammar School, Cambridgeshire

    Muddy says: A forward-thinking co-ed school that really prepares students for life outside the classroom. Under a new and progressive headmaster it has undergone a complete transformation and now boasts modern facilities, impressive results and a cool sixth form centre.

  • Neighhhhh we love Redwings!

    Completely FREE and totally awesome fun for all the family, it's clear to see why Redwings won our Best Family Attraction Muddy Award 2019. 

  • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

    Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

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