Early childhood development, Evidence Based Parenting, Parenting, Play, Preschoolers, Screen time

Newsflash: Your Kids Don’t HAVE to Watch TV While You Cook Dinner. 3 Tips to Change That Screen Time Habit.

"So, what do the kids do while you cook dinner?" This is a legit question I’ve been asked when other parents find out we don’t have much screen time. And the truth is: I don’t really know! They are off PLAYING somewhere (occasionally fighting, let’s be honest) and often my 2 year old is alongside… Continue reading Newsflash: Your Kids Don’t HAVE to Watch TV While You Cook Dinner. 3 Tips to Change That Screen Time Habit.

creative play, Evidence Based Parenting, mothering, occupational therapy, open ended play, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Screen time, Toys

Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Did you know, that all around the world, 'screen time coaches' are going into people's homes and advising parents about PLAY? I just read this 'NY Times' article this morning. A friend of mine posted it on my facebook after seeing I'd just launched No More Square Eyes. Obviously, I'm not alone in feeling like… Continue reading Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

blogging, mothering, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Winter

Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review

As you may have figured out by now I'm a huge advocate of taking kids outdoors. You can even read a post I wrote called "Embrace The Mud" over here! There's a huge range of benefits of nature play for kids, including the fact that more evidence is emerging about the link between nature and… Continue reading Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review

Crafts, creative play, Indoor activities, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Traditions

Autumn Sun Catchers – A Perfect School Holiday Activity

Looking for a fun, cheap Autumn nature craft activity to do with the kiddos over the last few days of the holidays? A few years ago I made these beautiful sun catchers with my kids, using Autumn treasures. It came up on my facebook memories so I thought I'd pop it up on the blog!… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catchers – A Perfect School Holiday Activity