Home entertainment that’s cool for children

As many of you will know, keeping your children entertained at the moment isn’t easy, which is why many of Marylebone Village’s retailers have come up with a range of tips, artistic kits, activities and easy-to-follow recipes to lighten up the lockdown and keep those little minds occupied!

 

Daunt Books best reads for children
Still offering an online service, delivering exciting paper parcels to your front door, Daunt Books has been busy selecting some perfect prose to entertain those growing brains. Marylebone Village resident bookseller, Bahare, recommends these new picture books for children aged 5 to teens:
- Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher (Age level: 6-9)
- Icarus was Ridiculous by Pamela Butchart (Age level: 5-8)
- Lampie by Annet Schaap (Age level: 9-14)
- The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook (Age level: 9-11)
- Bearmouth by Liz Hyder (Age level: 12+)
- I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Age level: 12+)
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At home activities from Natural Kitchen
Neighbourhood café Natural Kitchen has come up with some fantastic ways to entertain children by creating a selection of free prints to keep the artistic juices flowing. Email media@thenaturalkitchen.com for your fun activity sheets to do with the family.
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Creative kits from Rachel Riley
With over 20 years experience in children’s fashion, Rachel Riley has come up with some brilliant kits to keep children entertained. From growing your own flowers to ‘print at home’ activity packs, find something entertaining and unique for your child to do. To find out more visit their website. To say a big thank you to the NHS, Rachel Riley is also offering 40% off everything online to NHS workers: https://www.rachelriley.co.uk/pages/for-our-nhs-heroes
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Colourful activities with V V Rouleaux
The V V Rouleaux team, known for their creative flare, have easy-to-follow tutorials online which are suitable for the whole family. Create beautiful crafts and designs using materials available from www.vv rouleaux.com. Our favourite is the fun and simple ‘headband kit’, containing a mixture of delicate and vibrant ribbons in a variety of colours and styles, ensuring you have everything you need to fashion a unique headband. For more inspiration visit www.vvrouleaux.com/inspire/craft-video-tutorials
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Chocolate making with Rococo Chocolates
Over the May Bank Holiday weekends, why not test your chocolate skills and create your own Rococo’s milk chocolate cinnamon truffles at home? Silky smooth, with subtle hints of cinnamon and vanilla, it’s an enticing way of getting children excited to try new flavours. You can also experiment with other spices like nutmeg, cardamom, star anise, liquorice root or bark. The full list of ingredients and details can be found here. Also, for a limited time, Rococo are introducing a ‘Fresh Chocolate Box’, bringing handmade chocolates direct to your door. Each box contains a selection of hand-picked chocolates, ranging from delicate to more spicy flavours. Simply delicious.
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