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Keeping kids active in Winter

Keeping kids active in Winter

Winter is a tough time to keep the kids active. As the nights draw in and temperatures plummet, our atavistic hibernation tendencies emerge. The attraction of the outdoors quickly loses ground to the lure of the cosy techno-cave housing the TV, iPad and X-Box. Yet keeping the kids moving is just as important in winter

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The ten day no tv challenge

The ten day no TV challenge

Could you live without TV in your home for 10 days? The practical answer is of course, Yes. No-one ever died from boredom before the TV was invented. But really – would you consider it? And how do you think it would play out if you did? Is there any benefit? The thinking behind the

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Conkers

Conkers

We often think that the traditional games have gone for good, our world taken over by Xbox and play stations, but it’s great to see that good old conkers remains popular. So what’s the secret to being the best conker competitor? Firstly you need to know what a conker is – it’s no good turning

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idea's for decorating a kid's playroom

Idea’s for decorating a kid’s playroom

If you have the space, then creating a dedicated playroom for your kids is a great way to minimise the toy explosion around the rest of the house. It’s a way to make children feel like that have their own secret haven in the home in addition to their own bedroom, and can really come

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winter blues busters

Winter blues busters

As the sun enters its annual battle to remain above the horizon each winter, our spirits can take a nosedive too. Chemical reactions in the brain can lead to those winter blues taking hold and doom and gloom become the norm. But there are a number of actions we can all take to counter the

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Finding a hobby for you and your children

Finding a hobby for you and your children

Quality time with our kids is precious, and while it’s lovely to just collapse in a heap and watch movies together, there are times when a little structure can be a good thing. Finding a hobby for you and your children can provide a focus for your family time, and remove the pressure that sometimes

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