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PuzzleTrails the healthy alternative.... — Benefits of outdoors

Is excessive screen time affecting kids behaviour?

Benefits of outdoors

Is excessive screen time affecting kids behaviour?

Miss last weeks ABC Focus on the impacts of screen time on kids behaviour?  

Negotiating screen time can often be a source of conflict between parents and children.  Reward? Remove? Restrict? Ignore?  Would your approach change if you knew excessive exposure could be having an impact on your child’s brain and behaviour?  

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Can being outdoors teach valuable life skills for kids?

Benefits of outdoors

Can being outdoors teach valuable life skills for kids?

This latest article from National Geographic explores one writers view of 3 important life skills that being outdoors teaches our children

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Our kids are more likely to be short sighted than us!

Benefits of outdoors

Our kids are more likely to be short sighted than us!

According to the latest Canadian study, myopia or nearsightedness has increased from 6% to 28.9% for children between the ages of 6 and 13. A significant amount of this can be contributed to too many hours spent looking at close objects [read...phones, ipads, laptops!] with limited breaks for long distance work.  Historically, school-time required alternating bouts of reading from books and reading from the board. Recess was pure outdoor time, with your vision focused more distantly.  With increased screen based classroom work plus social media and gaming predominating extra-curricular time, it is not unusual for our children to have 6+ hours of...

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Is screen time sabotaging your child's sleep?

Benefits of outdoors

Is screen time sabotaging your child's sleep?

Recent studies have shown that children and adolescents are highly susceptible to sleep disruption from screen-based media use and exposure, far more so than adults. 

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Are you getting enough family time together?

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Are you getting enough family time together?

Busy lives....hectic schedules..too many lists and inboxes....it is easy to find yourselves with very little quality family time together.  Here are 10 things families do to stay connected Download a PuzzleTrail today, go have some sleuthing fun and tick of #3 and #4!

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