Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids

Technology, Social Skills and Fitness Levels in Kids – When I was a child, I was lucky to have a sony walkman. Nowadays with advances in technology kids know how to use and have tablets, smartphones and are on social media all the time. What I’m intrigued to know as a parent is what effect is this having on our children’s physical and social wellbeing?

Being online too much and the impact of these devices has caused many debates in recent times. Expects in these fields state that technology causes poor communication skills and reduced physical activity. Then you have others that claim the latest gadgets help kids keep in touch with their friends.

xploring the effects of technology on children's health and ability to socialise

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#LuckyLinky Week 62

Hello and welcome back to #LuckyLinky Week 62.

As you all know I love to enter competitions and have been doing it for years, much longer than I have been blogging! So I want to see all your lovely competitions all in one place. It will make it much easier for all of us who love to enter competitions and for compers who want to find new and exciting competitions.

#LuckyLinky Week 62

The Competition Linky to get your competition more entries with NO comments required!

We run from Monday to Sunday and all bloggers are welcome to add any and all competitions they are running!

 Join Katie (MummyinaTutu) and I in a competition frenzy!

Each week we retweet your posts if you tag us in your tweet (@mummyinatutu & @rachelbustin) and will also enter each and every competition ourselves!

We will also add your post to the #LuckyLinky Competition Page over on Facebook! Please remember to put a badge on it and use the #LuckyLinky hashtag to spread the love.

Rachel Bustin


Instructions: Select all code above, copy it and paste it inside your blog post as HTML

#LuckyLinky Rules:

1. Add the #luckylinky badge to the HTML / Text portion of your post. If you need any help linking up, read the fabulous Linky Guide from Cuddle Fairy or tweet us (@mummyinatutu @rachelbustin).

2. Please do 1 entry on both hosts competitions (if we’re running any) and 1 entry on the 2 competitions after yours (if you want to do more then great!)

3. Retweet 2 competitions of your choice using #LuckyLinky (It helps if you have your twitter handle in your social sharing buttons)

4. Link a maximum of 2 competitions per week.

5. By entering the link you are agreeing to be added to the email reminder list. (You can request to be removed at any time!)

Thanks for linking up!  Katie & Rachel

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our facebook page LuckyLinky Competitions if you fancy entering a few yourself!


Competition – I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons

Today I’m offering one of you the chance to win a copy of I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons by Nathan Holder. The book centres around the fact that many young people start playing an instrument, become bored, quit and later regret that decision. Parents have a large part to play when it comes to the environment their children are in and their schedules, as well as understanding important aspects such as talent and expectations. It’s targeted at parents who have children in between the ages of 5-16.

I Wish I Didn't Quit: Music Lessons

 

Book Description

Your child starts playing an instrument. Then they grow frustrated, impatient and bored. Then they quit and years later wish they didn’t.

Why does this happen to so many people? Bad teaching? Boring music? Is playing the clarinet not cool enough? How can you stop this from happening? What can you do to help?

I Wish I Didn’t Quit: Music Lessons gives you the tools and ideas to help your child succeed along their musical journey.

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Blog Tour – Days Of Wonder by Keith Stuart

Today it’s my turn to be on the Days of Wonder blog tour by Keith Stuart. You may remember one of my favourite books from last year was A Boy Made Of Blocks by the same author. Well Keith Stuart is back this year with another gem – Days of Wonder.

Days of Wonder blog tour by Keith Stuart

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Rediscover the Golden Oldies this Father’s Day

Mum’s are you stuck for what to buy for Father’s Day from your kids?

Have you thought about getting some classic films that he will treasure? Everyone loves to sit down and watch a movie for some me time and these great titles are sure to give that. Rediscover the golden oldies this Father’s Day with Fox.

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StikBot Space Movie Set Animation Studio Review

The past week we have been taking a look at the StikBot Space Movie Set Animation Studio. You may ask what is a StikBot?

The past week we have been taking a look at the StikBot Space Movie Set Animation Studio. You may ask what is a StikBot?

Well a StikBot is an easy-to-pose figurine with strong suction cup hands and feet can stick to almost any flat surface. They are the characters in your movies that you can make. The StikBot Space Movie Set comes flat packed for you to build. Each piece is numbered so easy to fit together.

The past week we have been taking a look at the StikBot Space Movie Set Animation Studio. You may ask what is a StikBot?

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