Categories for Child development

The Importance of Balanced Play to a Child’s Development

  Dr Amanda Gummer and Fundamentally Children have joined forces with The Entertainer to promote balanced play and why it is crucial for a child to be playing right from an early age and the many benefits they can reap from doing so.  Below you can read an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield where Dr Gummer was posed several…
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August 2, 2019

Why are school break times shorter now than 20 years ago?

For most children, school break times are the highlight of the school day. But according to a long term study carried out by UCL, the length of school break times have reduced in the last 20 years. It is believed that primary school students in England are now having 45 minutes less break time a week than…
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May 10, 2019

How to end screen-time battles with a Balanced Play Diet

Edited by Dr Amanda Gummer Many parents complain to us that it’s a real battle to get children interested in anything other than their tablets or mobile phones and we know how hard it can be at times, but screen time does have its place in a balanced play diet – it’s more about what you do…
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January 11, 2019 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , ,

10 fun games to play in the rain

There’s nothing I love more than getting my children outside – even when it’s raining. In fact, we particularly like going out when it’s raining, because the garden transforms into a whole new wet and wonderful world to play games like…   1. Jumping in puddles   It’s a classic. Just don some welly boots…
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September 24, 2018