Why children need to play outside

Why children need to play outside

Many children have never experienced traditional childhood activities like making daisy-chains, building sandcastles or playing in a forest. Despite the popularity of Peppa Pig, so many children never get to jump in muddy puddles or play in mud. The outdoors is the best place for children to practice and master physical skills, build up their immune systems and practise problem solving skills. Indeed, whether they’re trying to figure out the best way to build a fort or learning how to get along…

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Review of a online one-to-one maths tuition program for children- MATR

Review of a online one-to-one maths tuition program for children- MATR

Advertorial content Maths is not my strongest subject. I tend to pass over the support for maths homework to Julian so when I was approached by Matr, a one-to-one online maths company to see if I would like to try out the program, it was out of interest not just for Dylan but for myself too. I thought it would be nice to be involved in the maths work for a change and maybe help both of us along the…

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Tips for Travelling in the sun, snow and rain

Tips for Travelling in the sun, snow and rain

“Collaborative Post” When travelling by car there are times you may come into contact with different weather conditions, due to this we thought it would be a good idea to share some tips on how to prepare for the differing climates. As well as taking your car for a car service ensuring your safety kit is up to date, and doing the essential checks there are several other ways to prepare both your vehicle and yourself for the journey ahead….

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Festival guide 2019

Festival guide 2019

It’s that time of year again. Whilst the weather is grim and we are still in hibernation it doesn’t hurt to think about sunnier times to come. We head off to France this Summer for peak festival time so we will be missing the majority of them but fingers crossed we will squeeze in at least two. So here we go drum roll… The Lane families top ten recommended festivals for 2019.. in no particular order. Green Man – 15th…

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West Midlands safari park

West Midlands safari park

It has been years since I lasted visited West Midlands safari park. I think the last time I went, I was around the same age Dylan is now so a very long time ago! I wanted to do something a little bit different with the children at Christmas and it can be difficult with such a big age gap to find something that they will both enjoy. I asked in a group I help admin on facebook (family days outdoors…

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