Balance, Family, Indoor activities, mothering, Parenting, Screen free activities, Screen time

How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Yes I know. It seems a little counter-intuitive, doesn't it? Bring a "smart device" into your home, and it will reduce the time your kids spend in front of another device. But surprisingly, it's true.  Husband got me an Alexa for last Christmas. I actually wasn't really that happy about it. I mean - it's not… Continue reading How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

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

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

hand eye co-ordination, Indoor activities, mothering, Natural parenting, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Winter

Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.

When I first saw bloggers/other Mums making their own gummies I thought "woah, that's hard core, they must be super-mums". Nevertheless, the more I read the recipes, the easier it seemed to be. Call me a super-mum, whatever....I'm actually not - I find making gummies FAR easier than baking! I EVEN MAKE THEM WITH THE… Continue reading Homemade Gummies – not as difficult as you’d think.