Month: January 2017

The Best Kids’ Headphones for Younger Children

Headphones are great for helping keep kids entertained both a home and on the move. Unfortunately, the sound levels admitted by standard headphones is often much too loud for little ears. Over time, exposure can lead to hearing complications such as tinnitus. That’s why more parents are turning to safer headphones designed with kids in mind. We’ve taken a look best kids’ headphones suitable for younger children. Are headphones safe for kids? Human ears weren’t made to listen to sounds above 70 decibels for long periods of time. For children and toddlers in particular, regular exposure can lead to...

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Top 5 Things You Should Know if Pregnant and Exercising

Exercising whilst pregnant has a number of benefits including a healthier easier pregnancy, reduced aches and pains as well as positive mental endorphin release. It is not the time to kick start a brand new training program nor is it the time to start one if you have been sedentary for a while.  Pregnancy is a time to look after yourself and nourish your baby whilst nurturing each phase of growth and adjusting to the developments that come with it. Pregnant and Exercising I exercised for most of my pregnancy yet adapted my normal routine extensively and shifted focus...

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Search begins for the UK’s most inspiring school gardeners

Spades at the ready! The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on school gardeners from across the country to enter its annual competition, the RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2017. RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2017 The competition aims to celebrating gardening in schools by discovering star gardeners across three categories: RHS Young School Gardener of the Year RHS School Gardening Team of the Year RHS School Gardening Team of the Year The contest will seek out green-fingered pupils, passionate school gardening teams and the teachers and parent volunteers who encourage them. Shortlisted gardeners will be given...

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‘Facebook for kids’ launched in a bid to make social media safer for children

A new app, dubbed “Facebook for kids”, has been launched in an attempt to make social media safer for children. Facebook states that users must be at least 13 years old to use its platform, but that hasn’t stopped four out of five primary school kids admitting to using social media at least once a day. Determined to help parents and teachers tackle the issue, former police sergeant and e-safety guru Henry Platten has created Go Bubble – a version of the popular site suitable for children from the age of seven. The main difference? Go Bubble puts schools...

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Make Some Wild Winter Memories with the Wildlife Trust

It may be cold outside, but the even the chilliest months offer an exciting opportunity to explore the great outdoors. From frozen wetlands to flocks of migratory geese swooping across the sky, a natural winter wonderland is waiting to be discovered by you and your young ones. Wild Winter Guide This winter, The Wildlife Trust is encouraging more families to get outside and spend some time immersed in the British countryside. My Wild Winter is an online wildlife and activity guide jam-packed with ideas and information, plus places to go and things to do. With hundreds of nature reserves...

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