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9 Questions to Ask Kids Instead of How Was School Today?

February 14, 2019 Phyllisia McCarthy

How was school today?” “Good”– followed by silence  Why are children so secretive about their day. Most days when I pick up my daughter from school it takes a least 15 minutes to work out if she has had a good day. From a blank look to one word answers to my questions a left with few answers at least until bedtime, whenl the chat about the day is in full flow.     So how do you get the download from the school day with the easy of Oprah? Here is a list of 9 questions that might help: ...


Dear Father Christmas.... Inclusive Toys and Gift for Christmas 2017

October 13, 2017 Phyllisia McCarthy

Dear Father Christmas My name is Darcy Curl and I’m a new doll ‘born’ in June. I was created by London mother and 6 year old daughter duo who were struggling to find a mixed race  doll that celebrated all the great things about going to school.   I know you and the Elves are very busy getting ready to buy the best toys and games for all the good little boys and girls in the World. Maybe you have been reading the lists of Must Have Toys from the UK’s largest toy retailers to see what might be in...


Ask Darcy Curl - How do plants make their food?

September 19, 2017 Phyllisia McCarthy

Summer holidays are coming to an end. And maybe like me you have been spending a lot of time in your garden, playing, exploring and eating lunch. But do you ever wonder how plants get their lunch? This week my friends from school came over to play and Taylor asked this question - How do plants make their food? Lets find out........ On Thursday, my friends and I were playing in the garden chasing after my dog, Prince. He loves to play Catch.  After running in several circles, Prince was hungry and started begging for his food. This got Taylor thinking, what do plants do when they get hungry...


Curly Hair and Dubai Sea

September 16, 2017 Phyllisia McCarthy

This time last year we went to Dubai and we had some holiday hair tips for us little curly girls - check it out below*  Nicknamed the Arabian Las Vegas this well-tailored slice of the United Arab Emirates has been a regular destination for our curly little family for the last 3 years. Its no secret that sun combined with hours playing in the water can play havoc with curly hair, but with our 3 step routine you can take your little one's curly hair through the day. Leaving their locks fresh, sun kissed and tangle free.  3 Step to Holiday Hair 1. The...


#Askdarcycurl - Why is The British Summer Weather Unpredictable?

September 16, 2017 Phyllisia McCarthy

Welcome to my new blog post series - AskDarcyCurl. As a curious kid I have a lot of questions about the world around me. Every week my friends and I will explore and experiment to try to find out the answers. Today - why is it raining in Summer? I love playing outside in the garden, especially after school.  On Tuesday, I was going to meet my friend Lizzie at our favourite park in Wanstead. Suddenly, it started raining, and the weather outside turned cold and gloomy. Lizzie and I could no longer play outside, and we were both disappointed. Mum suggested that...