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Outdoor play: why it’s important

Posted on 19th August, 2013 | Find this under Featured, Well Being

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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Get growing

Posted on 8th August, 2013 | Find this under Education, Featured

This week is National Allotment Week, so what better time to get the kids outside and get planting? Lianne Kolirin dons her gardening gloves and finds out why it’s an ideal learning tool for children Gardening was once regarded as the preserve of the older generation but now it’s booming, particularly with families. And it [...]

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6 ways to ensure video games are safe for children

Posted on 5th August, 2013 | Find this under Featured, Yano Life

How to protect your children from extreme violence on their computer screens 1. Always check the age classification of a game and its subsections of content: violence, bad language, fear, etc. 2. Research the game and, ideally, play it yourself. 3. Play with your children, talking to them about which games they play on their own and which [...]

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Should lads’ mags be banned?

Posted on 1st August, 2013 | Find this under Featured, The Big Debate

The Co-op, one of Britain’s largest magazine retailers, has threatened to ban so-called lads’ mags from its 4,000-plus stores unless publishers put them in sealed modesty bags. Will this protect young children from seeing ‘lewd’, ‘near-pornographic’ images, or is it time to educate boys on the realities of sexual imagery? Piers Townley investigates The media [...]

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Crazy Art

Posted on 8th August, 2013

Crazy Art by Chantal Allès Crazy Photography by Diane Routex The skills of photographers and artists are showcased here as they create a bizarre world of floating people, giant frogs and a man who literally paints himself into the background. Two books to choose from. Either one should have your head spinning and jaw dropping [...]