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Generation click

Posted on 25th March, 2013 | Find this under Featured, The Big Debate

Humans have always adapted to suit their changing environment, but it seems our children’s brains are now adapting to fit a new, fast world of screen-based information overload and constant multi-tasking. By Liz Fraser Click, copy, paste, double-click, drag, delete, ‘Like’, post, undo, next! The old joke about future generations having giant thumbs and big [...]

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Why football dads should be better role models

Posted on 21st March, 2013 | Find this under Featured, The Big Debate

Go down to your local park on a Sunday and watch the kids playing football. Then stop watching and start listening. You’ll hear children enjoying themselves, but you’ll also hear parents – pushy, shouty, aggressive parents. ‘They don’t know what they’re doing!’ chants Michael Donlevy For some reason we expect professional footballers to be role [...]

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Project Wild Thing: the importance of outdoor play

Posted on 18th March, 2013 | Find this under Featured, The Big Debate

Film-maker David Bond is on a mission to reconnect kids with nature and promote the benefits of outdoor play. Sue Palmer finds out about Project Wild Thing It started with a vague feeling of unease. His children’s lives were so different from his own childhood. ‘They have this huge appetite for technology,’ says film-maker David Bond. [...]

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Why fathers should read to their children

Posted on 14th March, 2013 | Find this under Education, Featured

Seventy-five per cent of fathers don’t read to their children. They don’t know what they’re missing, says Charlie Swinbourne Every family has a bedtime routine, and we are no different. At around 6.15pm every night, it begins. Our daughters have their bath, brush their teeth, get their pyjamas on, and then, usually after a number [...]

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How We Make Stuff

Posted on 14th March, 2013

How We Make Stuff: The Story Behind Our Everyday Things by Christianne Dorion, illustrated by Beverley Young Amazing pop-up book that shows how everyday things such as clothes and mobile phones go from being raw materials to our homes. This book has pop-up pictures and tabs that will attract the attention of children of all [...]

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Calm Down, Boris!

Posted on 14th March, 2013

Calm Down, Boris! by Sam Lloyd Boris is a fluffy orange puppet who is endearingly demanding. First your child is asked to check Boris’s fur for bugs, then he needs help with his picnic in the park. Next, he asks for a kiss, despite his ticklish fur, which made my daughter giggle! Boris may get [...]