How to Get Kids to Sleep on Christmas Eve

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Twas the night before Christmas… Mums, dads, step-parents, carers and guardians all over the UK may well be having a sigh on Christmas Eve as they struggle to get excited little ones into bed, never mind persuading them that sleep might be a good idea. Make it Easy Here at Selwood, we feel your pain! Our children are just as …

Child’s Play – Now And Then

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Many of us often look back to our childhood as halcyon days – endless long summers, playing outside for hours and hours (and without supervision) and lots of simple games such as tag, hide and seek and tree-climbing. If you are bringing up kids nowadays, children’s play and lives can look very different. Exposure to the outdoors can seem much …

The Benefits Of The Trampoline

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When it comes to garden play equipment, there is a lot of choice out there, but depending on your particular budget, it makes sense to invest carefully. Although all but the most basic ones are somewhat out of the price range of many people, there is nothing quite like a trampoline. Few other recreational devices allow you to propel yourself …

How To Stop Your Kids Getting So Many Colds

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It’s the season of sniffles – runny noses, tickle-y coughs, headaches and explosive sneezes. Yes, the common cold is on the prowl once more and children are particularly prone to colds as they are in contact with lots of other children on a regular basis through schools, nurseries and playgroups. The cold is a viral infection of the respiratory tract …

How does healthy eating affect your child’s concentration?

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Paediatricians have long advised us parents to give our children a healthy, balanced diet. It is a well-known fact that eating healthily will help aid your child’s concentration. Having breakfast before going to school and drinking water instead of fizzy drinks at break times are two failsafe ways of keeping your child alert and ready for learning! But how does …

Pick Up A Pizza – a Healthy Home-made One

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Is there a child who doesn’t love pizza? This popular Italian-origin treat arrived in this country in the mid-1950s and has grown in popularity ever since. We’re big fans of the pizza here at Selwood HQ and ClimbingFramesUK. Pizzas are made from relatively cheap ingredients – unless you decide you want slithers of shaved rare truffles and freshly picked wild lettuce …

Climbing Frames – The Perfect Garden Addition

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Gone are the days when we used to see children out playing with their friends, running around during a game of football or enjoying a simple activity such as skipping ropes or hop scotch. Children stay indoors a lot more than ever before, whether it is simply for security or the vast technology available, which captivates children and stops them …