Monthly Archives: September 2011

Helping the imagination

Last week, more than 200 childhood experts signed a public letter in a bid to protect young children from what they called ‘the erosion of childhood’. In a cry for common sense to prevail, they urged parents to counteract the … Continue reading

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Parents need exercise too!

We all acknowledge the importance of exercise for children; it keeps them healthy, channels their seemingly endless energy and helps them sleep. But sometimes we are so busy scheduling our children’s time and working so hard that we forget we … Continue reading

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On your bikes !

Figures from 2009 indicate that 42% of journeys to school in the UK are made by car. With home-to-school distances lengthening to an average of 1.5 miles, it’s not surprising that walking to school is not a viable option for … Continue reading

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Autumn is here!

With the nights closing in earlier, the wind blowing harder and the rain falling heavier, parents begin to despair about what to do after school. Many think the free entertainment provided by the great outdoors is over the minute school … Continue reading

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