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Posted by Sarah Watson on 17th May 2022

2021 marks the 51st World Earth Day. It started in the United States of America in 1970, where 20 million people gathered across the country to call for greater protection of our planet. Since then, the day has grown to be celebrated in over 190 countries worldwide, co-ordinated by the Earth Day Network.The theme in 2021 is ‘Restore our World’ Below are 3 easy ways we can all help to restore our Earth and contribute to a better future for ev… Read more

Posted by Helen Manton on 15th Mar 2022

Helen shares with us her story of raising her daughter Eleanor, who was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome at birth, and how they are raising awareness of World Down's Syndrome Day!Happy World Down’s Syndrome Day 2022.We’re The Manton’s (Instagram: @the_mantons) and firstly I’d like to thank Spotty Otter for inviting us to guest blog this week especially to celebrate WDSD2022.World Down’s Syndrome Day is a global awareness day when self-advocates and… Read more

Posted by Sarah Watson on 16th Mar 2021

Spotty Otter customer service manager and our very own forest school leader and mum of 2 outdoor loving boys, Sarah, shares with us how you can create an easy Nature Journal with the kids.Let me introduce you to a Phenology Wheel. If you look up the definition in the Oxford English Dictionary you would see: ‘The study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.’ The essence of a phenolog… Read more
Here at Spotty Otter, we've always believed that getting outside is the best way for kids to learn something new. Lisa Lyons, from home storage and garden accessories Plastic Box Shop, shows us how you can teach your little nature lovers about your local wildlife with some hands-on learning. Over the past couple of months, we've all been looking for new ways to keep the kids busy at home, particularly when it comes to educational activitie… Read more