Everyone seems to be jumping on the retro bandwagon these days, but kids just love a great game regardless of whether it’s fashionable or not. Active games like bulldog or learning how to play marbles are fun ways to keep them fully absorbed. They also make your life easier as you don’t have to worry about the pitfalls associated with lots of time spent online! Here are some fun ideas that will keep them occupied for hours… Bulldog – you don’t need any equipment for this game, and it will burn off tonnes of excess energy! One...

Kids love technology. Instead of TVs and video games, they find their entertainment on tablets and smartphones. But how do you make sure they’re staying safe online and utilizing those devices for more than just entertainment? Because apps tend to be a little more accessible than a web browser for children, it’s likely their online experience will start in that category. As parents and caregivers, it’s your responsibility to ensure your children experience a variety of activities. Not only that, but you’re the sole guarantors...

There’s no denying we’re living in a digital era­ ­– even our kids are now being described as ‘digital natives’. They know about superheroes from movies, not comic books, and Ofcom reports that more than a third of children aged between 5 and 15 own their own tablet computer. In between juggling work and family life, it’s not easy to find the time to lure the kids away from their video games. When was the last time you took the kids on a nature walk through the park, or play a board game? Do you even remember how to play...

Now and then we like to treat ourselves (and our children) to a takeaway. Fast food isn’t something that should be scoffed every day. However, there’s no harm in having something naughty every once in a while. You may be surprised to learn that there are some healthier options out there too. It’s not all just greasy burgers and salty chips. To prove my point, here are the healthiest takeaway options for you and your little ones. Chinese Food Many people believe Chinese to be the healthiest of all the takeaway options. After all,...

While young children are developing, it is important that they be exposed to inspirational figures that can help them strive to be better and more productive citizens. Inspirational figures can help children set goals that will help others around them. Here are a few individuals who will inspire everyone to do better: Jennifer Atiku Jennifer is heavily involved with eradicating AIDS and HIV in Africa, through the Gede Organization. It is her belief that better education, counselling and medical care can combat the terrible effects this...

The safety of the vehicles you use within your family is very important. When purchasing a vehicle this is one of the main concerns. Luckily, vehicles are safer than ever due to modern safety regulations. You may wonder how cars became so safe. The answer is complicated but there is no question that motor racing, especially Formula One, has played a large role in developing the essential safety features we take for granted every day. In the past, Formula One had a high rate of injuries and fatalities. Now there is rarely even a serious...

Technology is a big dilemma we all face when it comes to parenting: how much is too much? What kind of parental controls are best? What skills will they need in the future – and how many of those can technology help you learn? It’s especially tricky because there are no examples to compare against – we can’t even refer to our own experiences, because technology was nowhere near as big a part of daily life during our childhoods. So, do you stock the latest in travel gear and learning tech, or do you keep them entertained with simple...

Image Source All children need to have hobbies and interests. These are vital during their formative years, and will help to shape the people they become. It’s healthy to have interests to help explore feelings and emotions. Your kids will eventually reach that age where their personalities start to shine through. And by this point they’ll have developed their own particular set of interests. It’s at this stage they’ll want to start taking up hobbies. This is where you need to be careful. Remember that your kid’s hobby should...

Decorating the house is a big task, especially if you’ve just moved in and need to do a complete makeover. And the hardest room to decorate of all is your son or daughter’s bedroom. If you get it wrong, they won’t be afraid to tell you about it! There are a few things you can do to make sure you don’t get the design wrong though. Just use your common sense and think about what’s best for your child. Here’s how to make sure you get the ideal bedroom for them! Image Source Let Them Have Their Say You might think that your children...

image source Every year the pressure is on. It’s birthday time for the little ones and they want the best birthday ever! You’ve got to top last year and control a crazy group of kids that are getting older and older. We’ve all been there, and when you get it right, there’s nothing better. The smile of joy and laughters of happiness from your children are worth every second of planning. I’ve been through my fair share of birthdays, and I like to think I’ve perfected the art of kids’ parties! Today I’ll share some of the...

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