The “Mumblings” are a collection of our own blogs, guest entries, interesting articles and anything else that we like the look of!

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East Riding Libraries and Customer Services set to reopen

Following the government announcement last week, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has issued updates about the first phase of the reopening of its libraries, mobile libraries, and Customer Service Centres. To ensure the safety of customers and staff, the facilities will look very different to the service provided before lockdown. Social distancing guidelines and safety…

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Fostering Siblings

Fostering Siblings is an amazing way of keeping brothers and sisters together. When a child comes into foster care, it can be a very difficult time, often made worse if they are separated from their siblings.   Here at Fostering North Yorkshire we know how important it is to keep brothers and sisters together, while providing…

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The Selby Treasures Exhibition is now virtual and available to view online

The Selby Treasures Exhibition is now virtual and available to view online. Explore the special collection of personal memories and historic objects from Selby people and learn about Selby artefacts that were loaned from other museum and local archaeological finds. Many people came along to the Selby Treasure Exhibition that was hosted in Selby Abbey…

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The Retreat York – The Children and Young People’s Therapeutic Service

The value of therapeutic play for children All children love to play. They are immensely creative, and play can help them process difficult experiences and explore possible solutions to challenges that they are facing. When children are absorbed in play they are in the present moment, they are transported into their imagination, a make-believe world…

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Top 10 Book List for Homeschooling

As a newly homeschooling mum throughout this pandemic I would love to help other parents find amazing resources to help them. Usborne have so many amazing titles to offer that can help with all areas of homeschooling (and for all ages too!) I have picked out my Top 10 Best Sellers for homeschooling across all…

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Reflections on Wider Reopening of School

By Emma Meadus, Head Teacher Coppice Valley Primary School. Since the 1st of June, I’ve been invited to give a headteacher’s perspective on the wider reopening of schools on the BBC 1 Daily Corona Update. Having the opportunity to voice my thoughts, live, to a national audience, was terrifying, amazing, overwhelming and brilliant fun all…

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Did you know how you wash and dry your hair effects its condition?

With special thanks to Sarah at Cabello Hair, Goole, for taking the time to share these great tips with our readers. Your favourite jumper comes with a care label and now so does your hair thanks to Sarah Hartley’s hair care label (advice).  A lot of people are making the simplest mistakes when it comes…

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The Mumbler Family Quiz!

With special thanks to the wonderful team at Harrogate Mumbler for this super quiz! You have saved us a whole afternoon of question searching!    I’ve done more at home “pub” quizzes since lockdown began than I’ve ever done in my life before!  They’re great fun and work really well over zoom!  The only bit…

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Exclusive JoJo Maman Bébé Mumbler Discount Code

Grab an exclusive 10% off everything* at JoJo Maman Bébé with code MUMBLER10! JoJo offers everything you need from pregnancy to preschool. Shop online for our stylish maternity & nursing wear, quality baby & kidswear, beautiful nursery decor, gifts, toys and more. Plus, dont forget to sign up to our newsletter to be the first…

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10 ideas to make walking with kids more fun!

Exercise options are limited at the moment so your family walks might be feeling a bit like Groundhog Day! We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun… Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route…

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