Things to Make You Smile and Reflect Selby, Tadcaster and Goole

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Have your fantastic artwork featured on your very own page, here on our website

We are seeing some wonderful pictures being created and we are sure there will be lots more to come over the coming weeks and we wanted to try and do something special. Once your mini mumbler has drawn one, (including their name, age and town or village if you wish) email it to us at and we’ll add them to our Mini Mumbler Hall of Fame, along with all the others, as well as featuring them on their very own webpage.


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A message from your local swim school – Puddle Ducks

A lovely message from the super team at Puddle Ducks Doncaster and South Humberside.

They’ll hopefully be back in the water real soon! In the meantime, why not plan ahead and check out their full list of classes that run in our area, ensuring you and your Mini Mumblers have lots of lovely activities scheduled once we are allowed out and about again.

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From My Window Art

In Spain, a movement has started called #frommywindow.

A moment of reflection

A note to parents

Source unknown, but so what we all need to hear right now – thank you, whoever you are!

“Dear parents with school aged children
You might be inclined to create a minute by minute schedule for your kids. You have high hopes of hours of learning, including online activities, science experiments, and book reports. You’ll limit technology until everything is done! But here’s the thing…
Our kids are just as scared as we are right now. Our kids not only can hear everything that is going on around them, but they feel our constant tension and anxiety. They have never experienced anything like this before. Although the idea of being off of school for 4 weeks sounds awesome, they are probably picturing a fun time like summer break, not the reality of being trapped at home and not seeing their friends.
Over the coming weeks, you will see an increase in behavior issues with your kids. Whether it’s anxiety, or anger, or protest that they can’t do things normally – it will happen. You’ll see more meltdowns, tantrums, and oppositional behavior in the coming weeks. This is normal and expected under these circumstances.
What kids need right now is to feel comforted and loved. To feel like it’s all going to be ok. And that might mean that you tear up your perfect schedule and love on your kids a bit more. Play outside and go on walks. Bake cookies and paint pictures. Play board games and watch movies. Do a science experiment together or find virtual field trips of the zoo. Start a book and read together as a family. Snuggle under warm blankets and do nothing.
Don’t worry about them regressing in school. Every single kid is in this boat and they all will be ok. When we are back in the classroom, we will all course correct and meet them where they are. Teachers are experts at this! Don’t pick fights with your kids because they don’t want to do math. Don’t scream at your kids for not following the schedule. Don’t mandate 2 hours of learning time if they are resisting it.
If I can leave you with one thing, it’s this: at the end of all of this, your kids’ mental health will be more important than their academic skills. And how they felt during this time will stay with them long after the memory of what they did during those 4 weeks is long gone. So keep that in mind, every single day.
Stay safe. X”

🙋‍♀️This and all our Mumbler support for staying indoors or socially distancing can be found here

An ode to Coronavirus in Yorkshire

and breathe……….

Can we do it all again, Mum?

Don’t we all!

Goodness knows we’ll need it!

I love you anyway…..

Mail a hug

Our Mini Mumbler had great fun doing this and Nanny and Pops were thrilled to receive it.

Pro tip for napping

School closures

Start a Bear Hunt

We’re reporting ours to HR for sure!