About Shweta

Shweta runs the data team at EncycloKidia so her brain is a massive repository of all kid’s services out there. After some persuasion, we were able to get her to look up from her spreadsheets and share some of her priceless knowledge with us.

Alternative Parenting Techniques in the News

Recently many UK media outlets have been focussing on parenting techniques, particularly non-mainstream concepts. While we welcome wider discussion that allows parents to make the best decision for their children, one does wonder if some news outlets are more interested in causing controversy than fulfilling their remit to inform.

Free Range Parenting techniques?

Recently many news outlets have covered the story of Adele and Matt Allen and their two children, Ulysses and Ostara, who have been described by those news outlets as “off-grid” parents. According to the parents themselves, they’re practicing a form of free range parenting, … Continue reading

7 tips to try tonight to improve your child’s sleep

Coorie Doon Baby is passionate about helping mums and dads teach their children healthy sleep habits – I believe sleep is as important as nutrition, exercise and education and is a skill.
Teaching a child healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things, so there is no one magic potion but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some helpful shortcuts, either!
With that in mind, Coorie Doon Baby would like to share with EncycloKidia members 7 sensible things you can start trying over the next few days to … Continue reading

6 things to do with kids this weekend!

Sick of your kids watching telly the entire weekend? Why not take them to one of the many fun events happening around London this weekend. Here’s our round of some interesting events !

1. Bob the Mechanic

Prepare for takeoff as Bob the mechanic dishes the dirt on the people who built, fixed, flew and crashed some of history’s most famous planes. Hear how Allcock and Brown raced to earn a high-flying £10,000, uncover how Robert Stanford Tuck had an electrifyingly close escape and meet Jason, the plane named after tinned fish.

6 day-trip ideas for this summer !

Summer Holidays are round the corner! And what better way to spend the glorious British Summer than to take your kids for lovely day-trips around London. From amusement parks to zoos, there’s something to see for everyone! Here’s our round up of the top 6 day-trip ideas for this summer

Day-trip 1: Willow Farm

Its all about animals and activities at Willows Farm Village! Families can watch animals in their enclosures, including pigs, sheep, cows and more exotic animals like wallabies and reindeer. But the animals are also here to entertain, in the form of sheep races, geese obstacle races, … Continue reading

5 Kids movies you shouldn’t miss this year!

British summers are, unfortunately, not always best spent outside! Thankfully, there’s an absolutely great few months of family fun movies ahead. Our favourite kid’s movies are one’s that also have enough grown up gags in them that makes it actually fun to watch with your little ones. Today, we review the top 5 movies we’re most looking forward to in 2016

1 – The Secret Life of Pets

We’re really keen on this one. The teasers have been out for a while and have perfectly whet our appetite. Initially shown as an anthropomorphic study of what pets get up to … Continue reading

8 things to do with kids this weekend!

Sick of your kids watching telly the entire weekend? Why not take them to one of the many fun events happening around London this weekend. Here’s our round of some interesting events !

1. Who Am I?

Who am I? invites you to explore the science of who you are through intriguing objects, provocative artworks and hands-on exhibits. Discover what your voice sounds like as a member of the opposite sex, morph your face to see what you’ll look like as you age, or collect DNA to catch a criminal in our brand-new interactive exhibits. Investigate some of the characteristics … Continue reading