It’s safe to say that we spend lots of time using various forms of technology, but that’s no excuse for kids not to embrace the outdoors on a regular basis and get plenty of exercise. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few unique hobbies — from outdoor paintball to hiking trips — that can make sure your children stay active this year.
In the digital age, we benefit significantly from the continual evolution of modern technology. While this is definitely a huge advantage for many aspects of everyday life and business, it has also made it a lot easier for the current generation to slip into lazy habits.
These days, children spend less time outside than ever before. In fact, a survey in 2016 showed that three-quarters of UK children spend less time outdoors than prison inmates.
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If you feel that your kids are spending too much time glued to screens and would benefit from an outdoor hobby this year, here are a few unique ideas to pique their interest.
This past week we have been catching up on reading with this cute little book about a farm and its animals. Where have all the animals gone? is written by Darren Paul Ellis from Lancashire. Who is an airline pilot when he’s not writing.
Having grown up on a smallholding with cows, geese, chickens, goats and a pony this book appealed to me. The big kid I am! I have a love of all farm things and would love to pass some of this onto baby girl. I think already she is an outdoorsy girl like her mum!
Did you know that Valentine’s Day is only 3 weeks away? I love the idea behind Valentines, the romance, the love and those special moments with your loved one. It’s an exchange of cards, chocolates, flowers and gifts. In fact the first Valentine’s Day was in the year of 496. It’s a very old tradition and thought to have originated from a Roman festival. All in the name of Saint Valentine.
After Christmas Valentine’s Day is the second most popular card-giving holiday. But as well as giving a card you can give a gift. A unique, unusual and personalised romantic gift, which is perfect for your partner including girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband will go down a treat I’m sure.
I’m a huge fan of Personalised Valentine’s gifts. It makes that gift so much more personal to your loved one. I’ve been lucky enough to review this gorgeous Tree of Life necklace from GiftsOnline4U.
Thanks to Aimee for this guest post on making brushing your teeth fun for kids.
Taking care of kids isn’t for the faint hearted, and morning and bedtime routines can feel like the toughest of battles. Trying to get your child to stand and brush their teeth for 2 minutes twice a day might seem hard enough never mind getting them to have fun as well!
It isn’t always easy but it is crucial to form these good oral care habits from an early age. And they will thank you for it later.
Thankfully kids have the wildest imaginations, so the job doesn’t have to be entirely up to you.
You can share it with – The Tooth Fairy.
Appeal to your child’s fun and vivid imagination by conjuring up this classic and well-loved tale of the magic tooth fairy who collects shiny and healthy teeth in return for rewards. The better story you conjure up, the more your child is going to want to make her happy.
I’m so proud of myself for regularly keeping up with this year’s Living Arrows. Here we are on week 4 already! You can catch up on last week’s post here – Living Arrows 3/53.
The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
Last week both my husband and myself had a week off work. It’s the first time we have had decent time off together since last October (Christmas we only had two days together). So we started off the week sorting out the garage and unpacking boxes we hadn’t got around to when we moved last June. Finding all the baby stuff out that we had packed away. From Wednesday onwards it was a few days of fun! Well between the heavy Cornish rain showers!
We did manage to get to our park which is right down the road from where we live. It was fun as we were the only ones there! Baby girl loved playing on the swings and she had her first go on the little motorbike. She wasn’t too sure about that.
Baby girl had lots of books for Christmas which we have finally got through. She loves to pick up a book, open the pages and have a browse through. When I was asked by I See Me to have a look at and share my thoughts on their personalised children’s books, I felt it was a great opportunity to expand her library.
I will get straight in and say how easy the process is online to personalise the book to your specification. You can add all sorts of things like a photo for the first page, name, date of birth and a special message from the options given. All books are of fantastic quality with the photo’s being clear and concise.
Baby girl’s speech is coming on fantastically and her first word when she saw her Very Own Fairytale book was ‘amazing’
My Very Own Fairytale is a hardcover, professionally bound book that transports girls into a magical garden where flower and berry fairies crown her as their fairy princess. Flower fairies bring letters one by one to spell out the child’s name, while describing character traits that make the recipient alone the perfect princess.