How Can You Keep In Touch With Children You Love During Social Distancing?
19 July

How Can You Keep In Touch With Children You Love During Social Distancing?

Hi Everyone, Thank you for dropping into our blog! Firstly we want to take a moment to send out our wishes for your best health & for the health of your families in this strange new world we find ourselves! Many people may realise that they are in the "High risk" category or simply know they are prone to falling unwell (immune issues prehaps) It may be a troubling time when you realise you may not be able to see the children that you hold most precious to you. Its so critical for us all to feel connected to our families & friends, to give us energy & encouragement that it will be ok. Or mental health being so important to our overall well being & immune system too! We wanted to list a few suggestions of how to stay connected with those little humans you love most    ...
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No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing
19 July

No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing

It may seem obvious that once schools are closed, play dates should end too. After all, kids can spread germs within any four walls. Still, parents not sure what to do with their children now that they're home all day every day might be tempted to get together with "just a few friends." But the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against it.   Dr. Sean O'Learly, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on infectious diseases, told "Good Morning America" in-person get togethers are discouraged. Playgrounds, he said, are sadly also not a good idea.   So what are kids missing their friends to do? For older kids who have smartphones and already live much of their lives on social media, the lack of in-person contact may not have the same effect as on a kid who is plenty old enough for true friendships, but not old enough...
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The Secret Power of FREE Play
19 July

The Secret Power of FREE Play

he following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, The Science of Childhood.   Nothing is as natural as a child at play. After a month of little more than eating and sleeping, infants begin to engage in play with their parents and the world around them. Left alone, young children will launch into imaginary play, inventing characters and stories. Put together with peers, children will almost instinctually organize games and activities. Play is so basic to childhood that it is seen even among children in the most dire conditions, in prisons and concentration camps. It is so important to the well-being of children that the United Nations recognizes it as a fundamental human right, on par with the rights to shelter and education. And until recently, American children—finally free from working in the fields or in a factory, as children long had— were allowed to play on their own....
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Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature
19 July

Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

They may prefer to stick to their screens, but here's why getting outdoors matters       In the early 1980s, a Harvard University biologist named Edward O. Wilson proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Many 21st century parents, however, would question this theory, as they watch their kids express a clear preference for sitting on a couch in front of a screen over playing outside. The national panic about kids spending too much time indoors has become so extreme that the crisis has a name: Nature deficit disorder. While calling it a disorder might be merely rhetorical, it’s clear kids spend significantly more time inside than outside. This shift is largely due to technology: The average American child is said to spend 4 to 7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors, and over 7 hours a day in front of...
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11 Solutions to Store Toys in Small Living Spaces
19 July

11 Solutions to Store Toys in Small Living Spaces

Small living spaces are great for encouraging family togetherness and keeping cleaning and maintenance tasks to a minimum. What they’re not so great for is storage. I enjoy having my kid’s toys in family living spaces so they’re interacting with others and playing where I can keep an eye on them. But without an extra family room or playroom, it can feel like my kid’s toys are taking over the house.           1. Furniture that Doubles as Storage There are many options for attractive furniture that doubles as storage space. Ottomans or benches that open up are a great place to hide your children’s books or bins of toys when you need them put away. Coffee tables or end tables with drawers or cupboards underneath are great places to stash puzzles or other games. Most of us can’t afford to go out and buy all new...
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How Can You Keep In Touch With Children You Love During Social Distancing?
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How Can You Keep In Touch With Children You Love During Social Distancing?

Hi Everyone, Thank you for dropping into our...
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No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing
Jul 19, 2021

No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing

It may seem obvious that once schools are...
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The Secret Power of FREE Play
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The Secret Power of FREE Play

he following story is excerpted from TIME’s special...
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Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature
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Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

They may prefer to stick to their screens,...
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