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"Plastic shrubs & fake grass just won't cut it!"

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"Plastic shrubs & fake grass just won't cut it!"

Mounting evidence links increasing childhood shortsightedness with lack of real outdoor time. This article explored the issue of childcare centres that are swapping real outdoor space for 'fake outdoors' ... READ MORE          

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"Turn it off, please!" - dealing with "Techno-Tantrum"

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"Turn it off, please!" - dealing with "Techno-Tantrum"

You may know the scene....when your otherwise well-adjusted child has a meltdown when we ask for our smartphone to be handed over, or the TV to be switched off. Loved this article from KidsHealthAustralia for its explanation of the causes and selection of practical tips to help you and your child manage the effect. READ HERE

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Do you stop playing as you get old? ...or do you get old as you stop playing!

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Do you stop playing as you get old? ...or do you get old as you stop playing!

'We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing'  - George Bernard Shaw We loved this concept at PuzzleTrails HQ so thought we'd share.Get the whole family involved, the kids will love it and a PuzzleTrail is the perfect activity. Read the full article

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How can you get your kids out walking?

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How can you get your kids out walking?

Sometimes getting kids out walking needs diversionary tactics! Never ask “shall we go for a walk”!  Ask “who wants to have an adventure in the forest”......In less interesting bits, see who can do the silliest walk or chose a walk that everyone copies.......Play follow my leader.......Play hide and seek.......Send the children ahead to hide and ambush you.......Make one the photographer or cameraman....... ....or just take along a fabulous, mystery-based PuzzleTrail!  Chose one HERE!

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7 Things to Say to Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem

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7 Things to Say to Boost Your Child’s Self Esteem

Self-esteem means liking who you are, and feeling like you’re “ok”. Having high levels of self-esteem is correlated with better outcomes in life – especially for our children. Kids with high self-esteem are more satisfied with life, have better relationships, do better in school, and are physically and mentally healthier. But this doesn’t mean that self-esteem causes these things. In fact, it could be the other way around: these things might cause self-esteem! This great article  provides 7 things we can say to our children to boost their self-esteem in authentic ways that support their growth and development, and encourage them...

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