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How to be a superhero parent

It is a truth universally acknowledged, to paraphrase the great Jane Austen, that the most superhero-y of them all are of course, parents. Fighting injustice, crime (who did steal that last flapjack...) and righting wrongs everywhere 24/7. Our unique play and learn video classes designed for little ones and their grown ups, this week looks at the fantastic world of the superhero.

For small children, playing superheroes is recognised as an important learning opportunity where they can safely experience a little of the power that we adults must feel in our grown up world. Putting the super in hero, let's them also explore morality, as each tiny caped crusader fights 'evil', and restores justice in the world. In between our fabulous classes, don't miss our new updated features for grown ups which will be bringing you parenting views and news, our new children's book club, as well as lifestyle, wellness and product picks to inspire the whole family.

All new features this week on Maggie & Rose

Coming up in our expanded features section we'll be looking at the latest research on child development and pets, as new evidence emerges on the benefits on even very young children in dog owning homes. We're delving into the weird, and wobbly world of Parent Imposter Syndrome, that horrible moment when you feel like you are completely unqualified to look after your own child. In our new Tuesday Book Club we'll be sharing some of our favourite superhero books which break the mould of traditional heroes. Picks include a superhero boy with cerebral palsy, a determined little girl rescuing animals, and a group of kids saving the planet from plastic. And since many of us find ourselves staycationing this summer, we're garden-bound looking at fantasy treehouses and more to make your outside space sing!

This week's spectacular superhero classes