Archive for the ‘Activities’ Category

What Every Child Needs, Royal or Not

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

The news lately has been brimming with stories about the birth of gorgeous little Princess Charlotte, with opinions on her name and Mum Kate’s beautiful glow bringing on the biggest headlines. Royal or not, though, that little baby girl has the same needs as any other baby out there, and Prince George will also feel the same joys and challenges […]

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Mindful Parents & Children – the gift of presence

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Today has been one of those days when I can say that I’ve had a calm, happy, simply perfect day with my children. Yes, I know – I should be saying that every day and every moment with them is perfect, but then you’d be sure to stop reading right now as no parent would believe such […]

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Do, See & Make Beautiful Things

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

things magazine is a beautiful, creative and fun online magazine for the whole family. Brimming with fantastic ideas of ‘things’ for you and your children to do together, make together, and see together. A perfect family day out, decorations for children’s favourite occasions, delicious and fun baking, and child-friendly holidays. And this clever magazine points you […]

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Music to my ears….

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I came across this on a rainy afternoon, and it really cheered me up!  It turns out that all those hours at the piano as a child have paid off, even if it didn’t make me a famous piano player. There has been a lot of research in the last few years around music and […]

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Bendy, Stretchy, Happy

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Prenatal yoga, and more specifically mindfulness yoga, may help expectant mums cope with depression. Mindfulness yoga combines a meditative focus with physical poses, and can be a powerful method to fight stress and boost energy. Now, new research shows promising evidence that it may also be an effective alternative to pharmaceutical treatment for pregnant women […]

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Babies Learn Goldilocks Style

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

How babies learn is always a fascinating topic, and research continues to reveal secrets behind their incredible developmental journey.The latest research shows that Goldilocks doesn’t just exist in fairytales; it turns out that when babies learn they choose to focus on information that is “just right”- not too simple and not too complex. This is their […]

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Parents for Active, Healthy Childhood

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Childhood obesity is increasing, and it’s even seen in toddlers as young as 3 years old. It is a worry because it is linked to many health complications such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and sleep apnea. Obesity in childhood tends to be caused by an unhealthy diet (e.g. too much sugar and […]

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Attention Please…

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Listen up! Apparently, early baby training to improve concentration skills can mean improvements in other areas too, perhaps even positively affecting later school success. Studies have shown that young children who have better “attentional control” tend to later demonstrate better learning at school. The explanation is that a child who is able to concentrate on […]

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