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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:, , , , , , , , , , ,

Benefits of encouraging screen-free outdoor play

Updated May 5th 2021 To mark screen-free week, we want to celebrate the wonderful benefits of outdoor play and look at why taking a ‘natural detox’ can be so important for our children’s development.  Play helps children to be creative, learn problem-solving skills and develop a sense of curiosity. In particular, free and active child-led…
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December 13, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , ,

How to handle your child’s fears

Editor: Anna Taylor   I am a teacher, and the other day I watched a wonderful assembly that was the starting point for a unit of work on ‘Conquering Fear Stories.’  The teacher started off by asking the children and teachers to share their fears: the dark, spiders, snakes, flying, rats, heights, confined spaces –…
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October 24, 2018 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