Children thrive outside. They consistently learn better when taught in the outdoors, and there is so much about the natural world that they need to learn and appreciate as they get older. Many are reconnecting with old roots and trying to engage with nature the way that our grandparents and ancestors did, especially those of us who grew up in sprawling urban environments where things like growing your own food fell out of fashion.(more…)
As the spring months fall upon us, you’ll be thinking about getting into the garden. Well one thing to watch out for this year is tent caterpillars. This guide goes through what you can do to protect your trees. (more…)
The first of October, otherwise known as ‘central heating day’, is when a lot of people will be switching on their heating for the first time since the summer, and it is fast approaching. Central heating is undoubtedly wonderful, but the bills that come with it can be less so!
The “terrible 3’s” can be a tough time for parents. You’ve just got through the “terrible 2’s but your 3 year old boy is still throwing toys around, screaming, crying, waving his arms around and refusing to communicate with you. You might try to discipline in to no avail – he just carries on screaming! Don’t worry, this is a common phase that toddlers go through, so I’ve written some tips to help you and stop your boy crying.
When I’m working with children, one of the key ways to help them enjoy activities and improve their skills is through encouragement. I think it plays a huge part in why they’re so willing to cooperate and continue to join in activities. If a child is struggling with an activity they will often become frustrated, and willing to give up because they’re aware that they might not be as skilful as other children in the group. By encouraging children you can actually help to teach and explain them whilst giving them the confidence to flourish.
The “right way” to lose weight depends on your body, as one effective weight loss formula for one person isn’t guaranteed to work for another. However, there are some healthy habits that can work wonders on everyone regardless of the body type. (more…)
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