Children love riding bicycles, whether they start with a balance bike, a little bike or start straight into a bigger bike that will last some years as the seat and handle bars are raised as they grow. Cycling is a good way of enjoying exercise out doors and it can so easily be enjoyed as a family. Perhaps to begin with the parents are walking and teaching the children to … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Games to Play on a Bike
The long summer holidays may be over and the children have returned to school but there may be opportunities to travel or take short weekend journeys or family outings. Here are five simple ideas for keeping the children amused without playing yet another game of I-Spy. Lists Here’s some ideas for the children’s own lists. Each person (Dad included) makes a list of 5 … [Read more...] about 5 Ideas for Keeping Children Amused Whilst Travelling.
If you could wave a magic wand that makes your children happier, less stressed, more creative, more intelligent, more self-confident, more self-reliant, more intuitive, more socially aware and healthier - would you do it? You can. It’s easy, as easy as saying abracadabra. It really works and there is scientific as well anecdotal research to back it up. All you have to do … [Read more...] about Do Something Wonderful For Your Kids That’s Free
It has been shown by studies and not just anecdotal survey that playing outside is a great boost for cognitive function, emotional health and energy levels in children and adults alike. Even being outside for a short break shows a marked improvement in all these areas and a reduction in stress levels. It surprised the psychologists and teachers alike that such a marked … [Read more...] about Be a Nature Detective – Leaf Scavenger Hunt
Now that the spring weather is getting warmer and the days are longer there is a lot of activity in the natural world. The birds are beginning to sing again and to feed hungrily. Squirrels will be digging for buried nuts and seeds (probably closely followed by the crafty Jay who will steal the squirrel’s buried food). The squirrels will be making a dray ready for their … [Read more...] about Can You Be A Nature Detective?