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EduGuru Apps are designed and built to help children learn outside of the classroom, stimulate their imagination and make learning an open-ended fun activity. Cute and basic animations guide toddlers through the key UK national curriculum subjects of Maths, English, Science & Technology and Art & Music.

EduGuru Maths is the first in the series and has been designed for 3-5 year olds in close collaboration with UK teachers, nursery schools and parents. The app is packed with 128 fun to play games (wrapped in 8 core games) and priced at £1.99, with no subscription fee and all updates are provided free of charge.

EduGuru Maths covers key curriculum-based mathematical concepts and skills including:

  • ·         Counting 1-10-20
  • ·         Number recognition and ordering
  • ·         Addition and subtraction
  • ·         Matching, doubling, halving and sharing
  • ·         UK/English coins, money and values
  • ·         Telling the time
  • ·         Patterns, shapes and sequences
  • ·         Colours
  • ·         Size, weight, distance and position

EduGuru Maths also features new and fun renditions of the classic nursery rhymes, Ba Ba Black Sheep and Hickory Dickory Dock, for toddlers to explore and sing along to.

EduGuru’s Apps contain no third party links or advertising, so allow children to learn and explore in a safe and secure environment, and importantly, as children progress through the games, they are rewarded, and motivated to continue learning, with trophies and medals.  This means that parents can be sure that children playing EduGuru Apps are experiencing, and practising, learning skills in accordance with the recommendations of early childhood experts.

The Game Creators, the UK-based development company that has  designed and developed the EduGuru apps, were instrumental in producing the highly successful Fun School, Art Attack and Klik n Play in the 90’s. Building on the legacy of these popular games, and whilst the technology now makes games much more readily accessible, they believe the fundamentals of learning while you play remain and are an important part of the mix in a child’s education.

Health assessments – prevention is better than cure

How healthy am I?

Being healthy is not merely the absence of disease. Health is also a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. In other words, feeling well does not mean that you are healthy. 

You can assess your health status for your age, gender, personal and geographical characteristics with your doctor. According to the findings your doctor will help you design a care plan focused on your health improvement and prevention instead of treatment. A health assessment is a plan of care that identifies your specific needs and how those needs will be addressed by changes in your lifestyle.

Can I live longer?

Almost a third of the causes of death are considered avoidable or preventable.  Early diagnosis and better treatment as well as a few key lifestyle changes and preventive medicine can help reduce your risk of getting these illnesses. The main silent killers are: heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke, lung diseases from tobacco, liver problems from alcohol, sexually transmitted diseases, obesity from physical inactivity, and air pollution.

How can I live well and longer?

Love your heart. If you are overweight it is best to check your cholesterol and sugar levels. Your doctor can calculate your cardiovascular risk in 10 years, give advice to prevent diabetes development, and develop an exercise and weight-loss plan according to your requirements

Reduce your risk of cancer. Prevent lung cancer by quitting smoking. Visit the countryside and reduce your pollution intake. Try a Mediterranean diet to prevent pancreatic and oesophageal cancer. Reduce your alcohol intake to prevent breast and liver cancer. Prostate, cervical and breast cancer can be tackled by timely testing.

Think of your brain. Strokes are the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability. By regularly checking blood pressure and reducing the amount of caffeine and salt in your diet you can lower your risk of stroke.

Breathe. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease develops slowly and you could have reduced your lung function without knowing it. If you are or were a smoker or you have been exposed to fumes then it is best to carry out lung function tests with your doctor.

Protect your liver and kidneys before they silently fail. This can be done by cutting down your drinking, losing weight and getting the hepatitis B vaccination.  Simple checks of your renal and liver functions, BMI and a sexual health check will shed light on the state of these vital organs.

No room for tiredness. Engage in an active lifestyle. If you continue to feel tired or experience a low mood then it may be that you suffer from anaemia, thyroid problems, vitamin D deficiency or other diseases.



Can I measure my health status?

Through a health assessment you can check the milestones of your present and future health. From a personalised approach, a future care plan can be designed to improve your health status, avoid and prevent future diseases. Usually a health assessment includes your medical history, a consultation, physical examination, emotional status review, and blood tests. According to your personal characteristics, lung function test, electrocardiogram, smear test, mammography or cancer biomarkers can also be included among other investigations. A health assessment would help you reduce your stress levels, calculate your risk of cardiovascular diseases and tackle them.  You can design a personalized diet, prevent cancer, or simply feel better both mentally and physically.

Because prevention is better than cure, ask a GP about the best health assessment for you.




Dr Aranzazu Rodriguez-Guerrero (MD, PhD) is a Private General Practitioner at Roseneath Medical Practice in Richmond. She completed her specialization in Family and Community Medicine and regularly publishes medical articles for international medical conferences. The Practice’s list is open to new patients and it now offers extended opening hours, including some Sundays. For further information, visit

Elderflower Fields Festival 27-30th May 2016

Discover a wild weekend of family adventure in beautiful Sussex countryside. Elderflower Fields is a small, independent festival that aims to opens children and their parents’ minds to new opportunities in sport, music, the arts, the environment and food in the great outdoors. Held over the May Bank Holiday, it’s the perfect environment for kids and grown-ups to fully escape for the weekend.

– Over 40 bands, DJ’s and performers on three stages
– Urban Woods adventure sports, including climbing, parkour, slacklining & skateboarding
– Sports and arts camp sessions
– Family cinema, nature walks, orienteering and disc golf
– Wildlife, environmental and creative workshops and activities
– The best locally sourced food and drink from across Sussex
– Late night woodland cocktail bar and local craft beers
– So Sussex Sunday picnic, included in the ticket price
– Woodland Spa luxurious treatments in partnership with Green People

2016 will see the festival celebrate its 5th birthday with lots of magical surprises in store.

Come join the fun!

Tickets: Adults £105 / Children £55 / Under 5’s £10

‘It’s probably the best thing we have done together as a family, EVER!’

expo1The Baby Show ( with MadeForMums is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, and will be returning to ExCeL London from 20th to 22nd February 2015. The Show is a must-attend event for new and expectant parents providing everything needed for bump, baby and you including all the essentials, alongside the latest, innovative products and not-on-the high street brands. This year it will incorporate The Work & Family Show, which is dedicated to providing expert advice, solutions and ideas for managing work and family life, and helping to kick start careers after having a family.

expo2The Baby Show highlights include:
• Over 200 trusted brands offering visitors the chance to thoroughly test and try before buying.
• Exclusive show offers and competitions from top parenting brands.
• The Baby Show stage will feature an array of leading experts, including nutrition specialist Annabel Karmel.
• Catwalk shows with all the latest fashions in maternity, baby and toddler wear.
• A complimentary crèche where parents can drop off their little ones and enjoy the Show knowing they are being cared for.
• The Baby Show Stars’ themed competition where the winning baby will be awarded a high end, exclusive photo shoot and entered into a grand finale to win a year-long modelling contract.
• Dedicated baby facilities ensuring visitors have everything they require, including The tommee tippee feeding area where parents will be able to take advantage of heating and sterilising equipment, complimentary baby food and a comfortable and private space for breast feeding. The Baby Changing Area also includes free nappies and wipes.
• Complimentary entry to The Work & Family Show exhibition.

The Baby Show is taking place on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February 2015. For more information go to Standard tickets are priced at £20 and we have two pairs to give away…
Opening times:
Friday 20th February: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday 21st February: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 22nd February: 9.30am – 5.30pm.