Alice Griffin shares how she finds time to just ‘be’

Perched on the seat at the back of my 60ft narrowboat I hold the brass tiller with my gloved hand and push it gently from side to side as I navigate my way along a quiet stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. I am in the Calder Valley, the sky is a crisp ice blue, and shafts of sunlight are forcing me to screw up my eyes as I follow the soft bends of this exposed cutting. I am stunned into complete silence by the spectacularly vast expanses of open land falling away from the towpath in … [More...]

OUT NOW! The Late Summer issue of JUNO – find out what’s inside

Late Summer brings us the 50th issue of JUNO! We celebrate by looking back over the 14 years of publishing and share reflections from some of those involved in creating the magazine. We also asked readers and followers to show us how and why they celebrate for this issue’s Instagram feature with the theme #junocelebration. Also in this issue: Zion Lights talks to Ruth MacLaren about her Sciencedipity workshops; Nikole Verde explains how unschooling reading works in their family; photographer … [More...]

Celebrating the 50th Issue of JUNO Magazine – 50-prize giveaway

To celebrate our 50th issue we are launching a fantastic giveaway, where you have the chance to win one of 50 prizes. See below for the full list. To enter is easy: we will hide a tiny golden JUNO logo within the 50th (Late Summer) issue. All you need to do is write to us and tell us where the logo is hidden. You can give us the page number, feature name or description. You can enter online here from 1 August 2017, or write to us at JUNO Magazine, The Elms Farm, Upper Tockington Road, … [More...]

Introducing Valley Fest – a family-friendly festival in the heart of the Chew Valley

Dates: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August 2017 Location: Chew Magna, just south of Bristol Enjoy delicious local organic food, great music, and beautiful views at this family-friendly festival which has sustainability at it’s heart. The festival is the perfect place for children to run wild as well as the ‘adults’, and there is lots on offer for them. Junior Jungle will be bringing massive raves for little ravers. Kids absolutely love these, as the guys say ‘Ragga-Jungle is dance floor catnip to … [More...]

Laura Roberts reviews My Happy Songs

These CDs would make a good resource for any early years setting (childminders, nurseries etc) or even for parents/carers who would like some inspiration and support with singing to and with their children. They contain a wide variety of songs about a range of subjects that the children would experience - animals, counting, movements, new shoes, the weather and more. The singer's voice is pleasant on the ear and at a pitch which is easy to join in with for children and adults alike. The songs … [More...]

Plastic is putting our children’s health at risk and no one is talking about it, says Frederikke Magnussen

When you ask parents about what they worry about most when it comes to their child’s diet, there are some things that come up time after time. Processed foods, sugary drinks and teeth-rotting confectionery are some of the most common enemies as parents battle to serve up healthy meals. One item is conspicuous by its absence on parents’ lists of dietary nightmares – plastic. Since the introduction of polyethylene bottles to the UK in the 1960s, Britons have been hooked on a constant supply … [More...]

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