Categories for Screen Based Play

Can a Digital Detox at School and at Home really be a good thing?

Is a Digital Detox at School the Right way to Go?

Did you hear the Radio 4 PM’s segment this week on growing up without the internet(also recently covered by the Guardian and the Telegraph)? The approach of banning all technology at school and home taken by the featured school actively terrifies me – let me explain why. I’m always one for giving parents choice and…
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December 15, 2015 Tags:

Boy and Girl playing with Tablet

Language and Literacy Apps for Children

We were really interested to see this article from EdSurge on: 3 Truths and a Fib About Language and Literacy Apps for Children At the Good App Guide, we absolutely agree with the key messages: Language and Literacy apps are a large and rising category of educational apps and we might add one where our…
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October 22, 2015 Tags:

Entertain your little monsters this Halloween

Halloween is creeeeping up on us, and if your child loves getting into the spooky spirit, this is a great theme to use for arts and crafts, baking, and even experimenting. Here are some hauntingly brilliant play ideas for you to try at home, whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for some activities…
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October 19, 2015 Tags:, ,

Download the PLAY report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

The launch of the Play report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has been really well received by a cross section of experts. Championed by Baroness Benjamin who stated that ‘Childhood lasts forever’ and emphasised the need for adults to promote children’s healthy development through Play. The question now…
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October 17, 2015 Tags:,

How Much Screen Time Should a Child Have?

How Much Screen Time Should a Child Have?

  This has been an exciting week or two in the evolving journey of screen time for children. The world has necessarily been cautious to support screen time for children in any form whilst the research of usage beyond TV was limited. However, with the view of American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) changing and the publication…
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October 14, 2015 Tags:, , ,

Read about how to inspire your child's imagination through storytelling

Inspiring your Child’s Imaginations through Storytelling

If you’re looking for an app to entertain and inspire your budding artist, Petting Zoo (from Fox & Sheep) would be a fabulous choice. This is still such a novel app despite first launching 2 years ago; simple enough for children under 5 years old, with a sense of humour that adults can enjoy too. It’s no surprise…
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September 28, 2015 Tags: