We know that there are plenty of parents, teachers and caregivers out in the Twitterverse, willing to share their valuable wisdom. Therefore we were really looking forward to seeing what tips would come out of the BritMums Twitter Party that we recently sponsored, especially because the topic focused on entertaining children while travelling; a tricky challenge faced by so many of us!
Read more to find out the Top Travel Tips for Entertaining your children!read more
Outdoor play is such an important part of childhood and one that is often overlooked. Children are naturally drawn to being outside but the amount of outdoor play that children get is declining year on year. My own children are 6 and 3 years old, they love spending time outdoors. When I’m not in a tent, at the beach or exploring the woods, you’ll find me sharing our adventures and ideas for outdoor play on my blog, The Ladybirds’ Adventures. First let me tell you some of the many benefits of outdoor play so that you understand why you should be getting your kids outside.
helps increase physical fitness and reduces levels of childhood obesity
Playing outside gives children the space and
freedom to run, climb, jump and much more. All of these are fantastic gross
motor activities which are so important for kids’ development. Physical
activity also helps reduce childhood obesity, although other factors such as
diet can also contribute.read more
We’ve been writing a lot about the Moon for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings, such as the Apollo Moon Landing guide and Space Facts for Kids, and if the little astronauts in your life are planning their own mission to space, but they’re not sure what to do when they get there, perhaps they’ll take some inspiration from the Apollo astronauts?
We’ve put together this guide to
what the Apollo astronauts did on the Moon. Whether your kids are at home or
in the classroom, they can learn about why we went to the Moon, what we did
there, and take inspiration to plan their own super mission to space!read more
Getting children outdoors is more important than ever. A
study ran by the National Trust
found that children spend half as much time playing outside as their parents
did when they were younger.
Getting outside helps children to build
confidence as they play, whether it be through imaginative play in the back
garden, or interacting with other kids in the park.
Nature provides different stimulation compared
to the technology kids play with today because it activates their senses. You
can hear, see, smell and touch so many different things in nature, things that
kids can never experience through a screen.
Children get more exercise because they are
moving about and running rather than sitting inside on the sofa. Exercise and
fresh air can really improve your child’s mind and mood, it encourages them to
focus and use their initiative.
It reduces stress and tiredness – technology,
screens and school work can really tire children out, and cause them to feel
stressed. Getting them outside, or on a camping trip will give them a chance to
relax, destress, and find their energy again.
Outdoor Camping ideas to keep your kids busy
Dig a hole
Simple yet effective! Children love digging and playing with
mud, especially the younger ones. Bring some buckets, spades and shovels and
watch them dig away. You could even bring some toy trucks for them to load mud,
leaves and stones into for a bit of imaginary play. read more
Do you have any budding astronauts at home or in your classroom?
Then you probably already know that 20th July 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. To celebrate, we’re partnering with Lonely Planet Kids, who are running a fantastic competition to win a bundle of exciting prizes worth £185! read more
Learning Resources Ltd began in 1994 with a family of coloured bear counters. The Three Bear Family Counters can be sorted by colour, size and weight, which puts them apart from other colour counters that can only be sorted into coloured groups. It was this simple innovation that convinced Managing Director, Dennis Blackmore, to join Learning Resources and have the opportunity to establish the company in the UK.
Over the past 25 years, our company has grown to supply
award-winning, hands-on educational
toys and learning products to more than 60 countries. Our toys are designed
to help children build educational skills…and get ready to take on the world! read more
Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage over a week in June. During Children’s Art Week,
a range of libraries, community halls, heritage venues, country parks, schools,
museums and galleries across the country host events for children to explore
their creativity through art.
These activities give children, their teachers, parents, and
carers, the opportunity to get involved with a broad range of art activities
with artists and makers. read more