This post about what to pack on a flight with young children was created in collaboration with Admiral Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is something you should never travel without and I make sure I have an annual policy that covers the whole family! Travelling with toddlers and young children can be….let’s call it challenging! Today I’m sharing my tips on what to pack on a flight with young children to get your holiday off to the best start. I find flying with toddlers to be the most difficult age. Babies are fine because they’ll fall asleep eventually and give you a break. Over 3’s are fine too because they have the attention span to watch a film or play a game. But toddlers…well they’re a whole different ball game. I don’t want to put you off because travelling with young children is so much fun as they’re amazed and intrigued by everything. You just need to get through the flight so you can enjoy your holiday! What bag … [Read more...] about What to pack on a flight with young children
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Updated 4:08 am PDT, Friday, March 29, 2019 FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Candace Bushnell at the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, Calif. HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Friday that the “Sex and the City” author is teaming up with best-selling young adult writer Katie Cotugno on “Rules for Being a Girl.” The novel is scheduled for April 2020. It tells the story of a high school senior and what happens when a teacher makes advances on her. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Candace Bushnell at the 2019 Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party in West Hollywood, Calif. HarperCollins Children’s Books announced Friday that the “Sex ... more Photo: Willy Sanjuan, Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP … [Read more...] about Candace Bushnell’s next project: A book for the #MeToo era
Viet Nam News By Thu Anh HCM CITY — Young readers will have more opportunities to learn about Vietnamese history after the release this week of new books by poet and reporter Lê Minh Quốc. The comic collection, titled Hiền Tài Nước Việt (Vietnamese Great Men), includes 10 books on Vietnamese history in different periods. The works feature Vietnamese kings, generals, national heroes and scholars such as General Trương Hán Siêu, revolutionary Cao Bá Quát, and scholars Mạc Đĩnh Chi and Lê Quý Đôn. The pictures were created by Phạm Ngọc Tuấn. Hiền Tài Nước Việt is part of a long-term programme launched this year by publishing houses Đông A and Dân Trí on history books for children and teenagers. The programme invited authors, cultural researchers and historians to compile stories from different … [Read more...] about New history comics for young readers issued
Aquaman debuts in Orlando Aquaman now has a home on dry land in Florida. A replica of the DC Comics superhero, as portrayed on the big screen by Jason Momoa, now stands in Madame Tussauds Orlando, the wax-figure attraction on International Drive. Aquaman is the star of the final scene of the Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit that debuted earlier this year. Visitors can grasp the character’s trident to activate special effects including a swelling soundtrack, splashy projections and a light misting of water. The costume is textured, and, as with all Tussauds figures, it’s OK for guests to touch them. The special effects trigger easily — a graze of the finger onto the trident, really — although using two hands makes for a better photo. This enables visitors to help defeat supervillain Lex Luthor. The exhibit opened with Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman already in action. Orlando Sentinel Millennials get insurance More travelers are expected to buy travel … [Read more...] about Travel briefs: Aquaman now a wax figure; best airlines for families
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a British family in possession of a bit of spare time and cash must be in want of a weekend break. But where should they go? Whether for a big group celebration or a mid-term escape en famille, the tens of thousands of choices are overwhelming. And what constitutes “the perfect cottage house for families”, anyhow? There are lots of thoughtfully designed properties on the higher end of the market that cater beautifully to groups with young children. On a hill overlooking the sea in St Mawes you’ll find the stunning Penolva, which sleeps eight and where you’ll find dressing up outfits in the children’s closets and myriad rockpools to explore. At The Freeth, in Herefordshire, there’s a giant playroom tucked away upstairs for children to have hours of fun. The Wow House Company offers plenty of piles, from baronial to bling, which would suit a big birthday or any other showy event. Location helps, certainly, … [Read more...] about Is this Britain’s best holiday cottage for families with young children?