Advice

A guide to buying your first dog

Dogs aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing. They offer so much love and joy, making them a welcomed addition to any family. They can also be a lot of work and there are many factors to consider so we’ve put together some things you need to think about when buying your first dog. Deciding […]

Benefits of Outdoor Living

The therapeutic value of gardening is becoming more and more recognised, according to the Royal Horticultural Society, which promoted the positive impact of horticulture and green spaces at the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show, with two Chelsea gardens pledged to NHS patients. Getting the family outside seems easier in the summer, but the autumn is when all […]

Healthy sleep habits: Recommended hours for every age

Babies and children need a lot of sleep. Their brains need time to develop, their bodies need time to grow and rest – and their parents need a break! Developing good sleep habits in childhood has countless benefits for later life. New parents are often surprised by how much newborns sleep. As babies move beyond […]

The importance of play time for kids

If you’re contemplating cutting back on your child’s free playtime indoors or outside because of your concerns about safety or because of scheduling purposes, think again. As an adult, it might not look like it’s a top priority that your child is finding time for playtime. But it’s actually an important time of the day […]

Survey shows handwriting is losing valuable time to other subjects

TES recently surveyed 1,008 parents of primary-aged children and 251 primary school teachers and found a shocking 37% (over a third) of children aged between seven and nine, and 28% of children aged 11 or under are not able to use joined-up handwriting. Angela Webb, the chair of the National Handwriting Association, said: “If children learn […]

Educational Apps for Kids

It’s amazing how quickly our kids get to grips with today’s modern technology. Before long, they know more about our iPhones and Samsung Galaxy’s than we do, and we’re the ones learning from them! Of course, these devices hold many educational benefits for our little ones. The App Store is filled with loads of great […]

One in two children refuse to eat veg

Almost half of British children REFUSE to eat vegetables, according to a new study of parents.  Researchers surveyed UK parents about the eating habits of their children – and revealed a staggering 75% have worries or concerns about their fussy eating.  A further 52% percent claimed their child’s refusal to eat healthy foods is a […]