Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!

Swimming

Our children have all swam since they were babies as it is a life skill I think every child should have. We are now at the stage where they are all confident in the water and it is just Sebby that needs a water aid to swim, although I don’t think it will be long until he can swim completely unaided too. Before Christmas Isaac had a trial with Bournemouth Swimming Club who are a competitive swimming team associated with… Continue Reading “Swimming, swimming in the swimming pool!”

Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?

Swing

Kids need to play outside. According to a 2016 study, three quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates. UN guidelines mandate that prisoners must be allowed at least one hour outside – but our children are getting even less than that. This is clearly an issue, especially in light of the health benefits that come with outdoor play. These include using a larger vocabulary outdoors, promoting creativity and ultimately, helping them get physical exercise. However, do… Continue Reading “Is the UK supporting outdoor play for our children?”

Connect Your Kids To Nature – Even In The Middle Of Winter!

Snowball

We take it for granted that connecting to nature is a good thing – but did you know there’s a wealth of research evidence to prove it? Over the last 30 years researchers have set up numerous experiments designed to find out whether being close to the natural world has real and measurable benefits, and the answer has been an overwhelming ‘yes’ One of the very first trials found that a group of postoperative hospital patients with a view of… Continue Reading “Connect Your Kids To Nature – Even In The Middle Of Winter!”

The new Kinfo App – helping busy Parents on the Go!

Kinfo

Kinfo helps parents to share recommendations about kids activities anywhere, anytime. Kinfo is a free app, currently only available on iOS, designed by a busy mum of 3 to help you instantly discover a selection of activities that other kids have enjoyed and which parents are happy to share. It is really easy to use, you can: recommend days out or activities that you have enjoyed recommend books, films and crafts ‘like’ recommendations follow parents whose recommendations you like search… Continue Reading “The new Kinfo App – helping busy Parents on the Go!”

Travelling with a Baby

Travel

Travelling with a baby opens up all sorts of issues but it doesn’t have to be a painful experience. I have been really lucky with my kids and they have all been good travellers, some of which is down to luck, but also good planning. My favourite form of transport has to be the car as it is your own space, you can take all the paraphenalia you want to keep the kids entertained and you can stop for a… Continue Reading “Travelling with a Baby”