Do Parents Need Vouchers To Encourage Outdoor Play

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When I was a kid, trips to the beach and playing in the woods were my favourite things to do. I suppose you could say that I was brought up in ‘ the good old days’. Myself and many generations were encouraged to go outside and get some fresh air instead of staying inside all day. And school holidays where …

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 …

Tragic loss of a great man – Nelson Mandela

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It’s such sad news to wake up to, finding out that Nelson Mandela aged 95 passed away last night; due to a recurring lung infection. Last night was the premiere of Long walk to freedom where many of his supporters including our royalty attended. His daughter Zindzi Mandela was told during the film, and it was said that screams could …

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 …

Still Paying Off Last Years Christmas Bill?

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Christmas, it used to be a time of good will, but for many it’s become a time of dread. Especially when you’re still paying off last years bill! Studies conducted by MoneySuperMarket and Thinkmoney show that one in 5 people will borrow from friends or family, use their overdrafts, credit cards, and store cards just to pay for their festive …

Reclaim Outdoors for Children

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Children becoming lazier, obese and more accustomed to growing indoors are the typical fears of the modern day parent, mainly due to the headline writers of the daily papers. It is however a genuine worry that our children do not get the opportunities to experience the outdoors like their parents and grandparents have done especially if they lack the outdoor …

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 …