I’ve just been introduced to a new online magazine that I think a lot of my fellow parent readers might find interesting, so I thought I’d tell you a little about it.


It’s called Mini-Kin and is produced by the Sunday Telegraph.  It’s billed as a source for,  “Providing the very best news, advice and guidance for Early Years infants Children, families, Parents and Professionals.”


It has been established that it is now very clear that early help and intervention is crucial if we families are to get the right support to help get them out of a cycle of poor outcomes that repeats itself over and over through the generations.  This means putting parents and children at the heart of services, while freeing up professionals to do what works and is best for their local community.


Mini-Kin say:  “There is no more important or privileged role than supporting children and families through these vital foundation years. These sentiments are only the beginning and we look forward to working with you to make a difference.


Mini-Kin cite the following campaigns as key areas of focus:


  • Making Relationships
  • Self-Confidence and Awareness
  • Listening and Attention
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Health and Self-Care
  • Reading and Writing
  • Maths, Shapes, Space and Measurement
  • Understanding the World, People and Communities
  • Technology


My children are 17 and 8 but I still believe in the key points that Min-Kin will be focusing on – and I don’t think they change that much as children get older, (although I’m pretty sure my eldest is able to read and write!)


MyVoucherCodes.co.uk (which includes vouchers from Ocado,) are helping to promote the campaign and Mini-kin aims to bring together information from many sources that will help us to support our children so that they can develop and flourish.


There are a series of interesting articles on the site and they are always looking for contributions from organisations, charities, EYFS professionals and individuals who are positively involved with Early Years children and families (including parents.)


It’s definitely worth taking a look – information is power, right?




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Published by Kate Sutton

Writer, Mother, Dater.

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