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Teaching Kids To Appreciate Wildlife

Teaching Kids To Appreciate Wildlife

An appreciation of wildlife is important for kids. Not only does it teach them to care for animals and respect nature, it also helps ensure the planet is in good hands for generations to come. You don’t have to spend hours trekking in the great outdoors to instil these values though. Exploring your garden can

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keeping kids busy

Keeping kids busy

Keeping the little people occupied is a constant drain on parental creativity. And sanity. Here are some tried and tested ideas to engage kids of all ages. Your presence and attention may still be in demand, but these ideas will help to keep your activities varied, and the kids interested for longer. In theory, anyway!

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children's party politics

Children’s Party Politics

Since when did kids’ parties become such a minefield? Back in the day, it was all about fun – you invited a bunch of kids over for a few simple games, fed them jelly and ice cream and gave them a balloon and slice of cake to go home with. You weren’t public enemy number

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Getting children involved with nature

Getting children involved with nature

If you’re looking to encourage your child away from the games console and into the great outdoors, then a nature project could be just the thing. As well as getting fresh air, educating about wildlife and having fun, a nature project can be a great way to spend quality time with the kids. Here are

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Outdoor Winter activities for kids

Outdoor Winter activities for kids

Fresh, clear outdoor air is the perfect antidote to the centrally-heated lethargy that creeps up on you over winter. With our immune systems working super-hard to keep winter nasties at bay, exercise is more important than ever during this chilly season. It’s time to prise the kids away from the sofa for a while and

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limiting computer time for kids

Limiting computer time for kids

There can be no denying technology is here to stay and likely to become more and more engrained in our culture as time goes on, but there can be too much of a good thing can’t there? Especially where the kids are concerned – they can become so engrossed in their computers that it becomes

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