Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 - 11:07
The person who said many hands make light work obviously had never enlisted the help of a toddler. But spring cleaning with toddlers is probably a less taxing way of doing things than attempting to keep their inquisitive little hands out of the action.
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 - 10:59
Among the many alarming effects of global warming comes news that Spring is arriving 26 days earlier than it did ten years ago.
But does this mean that the hallowed ritual of spring cleaning jumps forward too?
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 - 17:47
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 - 16:43
After the fun and mayhem of Christmas is over its worth remember that the process of returning the house to normal has its own hazards – here’s our safety tips for tidying up the Christmas decorations to help you ensure that the vital twelfth night clear up should be done as safely as possible.
Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 - 15:04
Christmas is truly over when the schools go back. It’s a moment looked forward to with equal dread and anticipation, depending on whether you are the parent or the child.
Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 - 09:47
You might think that de-icers are all much the same. Not so. Different chemical make-up can mean that some sprays don’t quite cut through the ice. And when you are hanging about in sub-zero temperatures you want something that is as fast acting as possible.
Friday, 15 December, 2017 - 14:44
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire aren’t the only hazard to small children at this time of year. There are more yuletide dangers than there are days of Christmas.
Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 18:15
Here is the sound of winter - scrape-scrape, scrape-scrape. Who hasn’t lain in bed on a December morning and heard the sound of early rising neighbours out in the street taking part the morning ritual of clearing the windscreen.
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 10:24
Every year newspaper headlines warn us all that the coldest winter in a hundred years is about to envelop us in its icy grip. Of course, if the warning comes often enough then sooner or later the terrible prophecy is bound to come true.
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 16:57
The Royal Institution (Ri) has been making science fun since it was founded in 1799, and fun is what it was for over 800 children and their parents who crowded into the Ri’s home in the heart of London on the 28th of October, for their Spooky Science Family Fun Day.