It was such a wonderful dream … we’d start our own business selling children’s cubby houses, and I’d be able to stay at home with the kids. I’d play games with the kids, clean, have wonderful long walks with our dog, have a lovely meal on the table each night AND provide superb customer service for our customers. Yup, that was a great dream … In reality it’s more like I was a clown juggling in a circus … the kids getting louder and louder wanting my attention, the house never had that “just been cleaned” shine, dinner was whatever I could … Read More
Regular physical activity is a vital part of your families healthy lifestyle. Making being active a priority in children from an early age is so important. It helps them develop both the physical skills and mindset to ensure they continue to be active throughout their lives. Active children benefit physically and mentally. Being active from an early age promotes healthy growth and development. It builds strong bones and muscles. It improves balance, flexibility and posture. Active outdoor play is a cardio workout for children. It helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight and this goes on to help prevent diseases … Read More
Outside play isn’t just for when the weather is fine. Children need to be encouraged to play and be active outdoors all through the year. Not only is playing in the cooler months necessary to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, social skills, learning and keen imagination, outside play in Winter can be the most fun play of all! Kids love the wet weather! It’s magical to play in the rain. There is no need to restrict children to inside play in Winter, just rug them up in their coats, hats and gloves and get outside! The rain makes the colours … Read More
Outdoor play makes children better students because of all of the benefits it has on their mental, physical and social development. We have read extensive research on the subject, including this report on the key benefits of active and outdoor play on a childs learning ability. In the report it states outdoor play time helps students become high-performance learners with skill sets that will be with them throughout their lives. Outdoor education and play time has been shown to help students perform measurably better on standardised tests. The study found students who played outside and spent more time outdoors: Markedly … Read More
With Christmas just around the corner, I thought I’d get the inside scoop on what makes a cubby house the best present ever. And who better to ask than a six-year-old?In this piece of serious investigative reporting, I talk to six-year-old Cailin about her cubby house and why she thinks
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