Tuesday, 05 March 2013 00:00
There’s something about being cooped up in the house day after day that can wear on a person. The sun isn’t shining and you feel like your spirit is being smothered beneath a blanket of clouds.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012 00:00
A new website, goodtoyguide.com is set to help parents manage pester power at Christmas and focus on what's really important. So many parents feel the pressure to provide it all at Christmas and many fall into the trap of spending lots of money on expensive toys and trying to over stimulate their children. This is not helped by the endless lists of top ten Christmas toys that are produced at this time of year, TV ad campaigns and of course, peer pressure. As a result, leading child psychologist and founder of the goodtoyguide.com, Dr Amanda Gummer, believes that parents should focus on simple pleasures combined with toys that will entertain past Christmas Day.
Friday, 26 October 2012 01:00
I don't know about you, but I am quite disturbed by this game. Although it could be seen as a unique idea, to me, it encompasses everything that is wrong with the world today. Big brands are becoming a huge detriment to our world, not only health wise because of big confectionary brands who splash their ads everywhere, but this massive advertising makes kids WANT things that are really not good for them. This game 'rewards' kids for knowing which brands are what by the recognition of logos!
Monday, 08 October 2012 03:00
One of the best things about being a nanny is that you can plan what you and your charge will do every day, which can include spending lots of time outside. Being outside is a great time to enjoy running, jumping, climbing, and just being generally active, and is also a great place to create a fun learning environment.
Monday, 01 October 2012 01:00
Storytelling used to be the only way families could pass on knowledge from generation to generation. There were no books or computers to keep track of information. Those born in 2012 are looking at the possible extinction of the paper book in their lifetime. E-readers are so compact and can hold so much information that they are much easier and more convenient to hold and take along. Will this change bring back the art of the bedtime story, or further help to get rid of it?
Friday, 31 August 2012 01:00
Playing outdoor games gives folks the opportunity to do something fun and active together. Whether it’s playing an after dinner game with family, or hosting a backyard tournament during a cookout, when friends and families play games outside together memories are made. If you don’t already know how to play these 7 classic outdoor games, here’s a primer.
Friday, 24 August 2012 02:00
Today, 1926 Wood Flooring has released a new downloadable game to encourage outdoor play, now the end of the school holidays is approaching. A recent study shows that nearly half of British parents are too worried about external factors such as stranger danger and traffic to let their children play outdoors *.
Friday, 24 August 2012 01:00
With their boundless energy and infinite curiosity, toddlers can be a challenge to keep entertained. The Internet and, more specifically, the blogosphere, however, has enabled parents and childcare providers to connect with one another on an unprecedented level, and hints, tips and ideas are easily passed between experienced caregivers. The following 30 blogs are chock full of valuable information and creative activity ideas for the toddler set, from indoor fun to keeping little ones safe while they play.
Thursday, 23 August 2012 01:00
Back in the days of covered wagons and no electricity it wasn’t possible to run to the store to buy a loaf of bread when you need some, and families had to rely on homemade bread instead. It was even hard to purchase yeast; so many breads were made using starters. The Amish people still do this today, which is why Friendship Bread is often called Amish Friendship Bread. In fact, many families have had the same starter in their families for years.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:00
For parents with active children, there is hardly anything worse than being stuck inside on a rainy day. The solution? Fun rainy day activities for kids. With a little creativity, you no longer have to dread forcing the kids indoors because of a rain storm. Here’s a list of 10 things you can do instead.