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Keeping Kids Entertained

The UK Coronavirus lockdown means that we’re all isolating from home. This also means extra pressure for parents to keep the kids entertained! 

We’re a few weeks in, therefore it’s likely you’ve already heard the words “I’M BORED” a few times already! Here’s a few suggestions to keep the little ones busy…at least for a few hours!

 

  1. Keep them active
    It’s important to burn off some of that energy they wake up with! If you don’t have a garden where they can stay entertained with ball games for hours, why not try PE with Joe Wicks? He holds a 30 minute live PE session for all ages on his YouTube channel, Monday-Friday.
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  3. Your outdoor hour
    Include your children in your allocated hour of outdoor daily exercise by taking them on a walk, a jog or a bike ride and have fun as a family while staying active.
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  5. Get baking
    Although it can be a bit of a messy process, baking always provides a bit of excitement for kids. You can start simple with a cupcake kit or why not try one of the many banana bread recipes out there at the moment? Get creative!
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  7. Embrace their creative side
    Colouring books, paint by numbers, some freestyle drawing, see what they can do! Maybe they’ll uncover a hidden talent!
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  9. Get gardening
    If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, aren’t there some gardening chores you’ve been meaning to tackle for months? Well, now you’ve got some little helpers! Get them involved with the weeding, planting new flowers and maybe even cutting the grass.
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  11. Keep the mind busy
    Introduce your kids to the world of jigsaws. Hard or easy, they’re a great way to keep the mind active and provide a great sense of achievement by the end!

 

Above all, it’s important to remember that you’re parenting during a national pandemic, so just do as best you can, and make sure you give yourself a break every now and then. We’re all in this together. 

Stay home. Stay healthy. Stay safe.

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Why Fresh Air is so Important

Why Fresh Air is so Important

With the world’s current climate, social distancing and self-isolation are more important than ever. So, unfortunately all of us will be spending a lot more time inside our homes. BUT we also know how important it is to keep our mind and body healthy by getting some crisp, fresh air.

Getting outside (responsibly) for a walk, a run or just having a break from the indoors can be so beneficial for your mental and psychical health.

Here are our top 3 reasons why you should get out and get some fresh air:

1) More Energy and a Sharper Mind

Being able to go for a walk or a run is a great way to break up the day. Once you’ve been out, you’ll find your energy levels are up and your concentration levels will have improved. It’s said that more oxygen leads to greater brain functioning!

2) A Change of Scene

Staring at a computer or television screen all day isn’t as fun as it sounds! Getting out and having a change of scenery can help increase your motivation and productivity levels.

3) Fresh Air makes you Happier

Research has found links between increasing oxygen levels and the increase in serotonin (the happy hormone)! Positive emotions have been associated with being outside and getting fresh air.

Even if you’re struggling to go for a wonder round your local area, make sure you’re keeping windows open, relaxing in your garden and even just having breaks to keep your mind and body healthy!

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