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Here are all our blogs which include local reviews, previews of events, guest blogs and information about local support services, charities and more!

 

School’s (nearly) out for the summer! 5 ways Kowalah can help you survive the long summer holidays!

Guest blog by Kowalah Kowalah is a mobile app delivering On Demand Childcare across Oxfordshire by connecting parents with local babysitters and providers of childcare. Kowalah provides regular bookings for afterschool care as well as one off care for evening sitting and help with parties. Parents are connected with up to 5 available Kowalahs in…

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5 Tips for Helping your Parents as they Start to Get Older

Guest blog by Jessica Silver from ElWell. ElWell is a local service here to help people live the life they want as they get older and support their families. They make home visits across Oxfordshire and provide tailored help for mobility, balance, overcoming loneliness, managing memory loss, making home adaptations and nutrition. We’re the sandwich…

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WIN a set of Pebble toys from Oxford-based company Best Years!

Best Years is an Oxford-based ethical company selling the widest range of handmade crochet and knitted toys in the UK – and, as you can see from the pictures, their toys are absolutely gorgeous! Read on for our review and the fascinating story behind their range of Pebble toys. We also have four of their…

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Questions, Questions

When reading with children, parents and carers are often advised to ask children questions to help children think about or understand stories, make them look more closely at pictures, or to build in other learning opportunities such as asking children to find numbers on a page.

Easy Picnic Ideas from Crafty Cooks

With summer time coming and picnics in the park around the corner I thought it would be nice to share some ideas with you for something other than just a standard sandwich.

Mummy Buddy Oxford

Mummy Buddy is a fantastic resource for new mums, offering a variety of ways to find a friendly community, ranging from their award winning peer-to-peer support programme, to smaller groups, bigger groups (usually with a glass of wine!) and topic-based expert led sessions to empower and reassure.

Win Tickets to FitFest Oxford 2019

Win a pair of tickets to FitFest Oxford on June 15th – Oxfordshire’s largest fitness and wellness festival with free kids tickets and childcare! Plus 20% off adult tickets for Oxford Mumbler readers with code FFOMB20.

Tarzanna – Acrobatic Brilliance & Family Fun!

Saturday 25 May at The North Wall This May half term, families are invited to swing through the jungle and save the rainforest with TARZANNA, a bold and brilliant aerial theatre show for children aged 3 – 8. Anna likes to keep things neat and tidy: she likes things to be in order. But her…

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Oxford Maths Festival 11th-12th May 2019

Oxford’s only festival dedicated to family maths fun is back for a second year! The Oxford Maths Festival was started in 2018 as a free event for all ages to explore and enjoy maths. As part of the festival there are a host of activities for ages 3 and up.

Mumbler Reviews Madagascar the Musical

Madagascar the Musical has arrived at the New Theatre on George Street and will be there until this Saturday – 4th May. We were delighted to be invited along to the opening night to review it for Mumbler, especially as my three year old son is a massive fan of the movie. It’s replaced Frozen…

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