If you are a working parent you probably agree with me that finding good, reliable childcare is really important. My children are still relatively young but I think it’s crucial for them to keep active and be involved in sport activities. This is why I was really pleased when Fit for Sport got in touch and asked if we’d like to review one of their summer activity camps.
Their Activity Camps run every school holiday at over 100 venues across the country for children aged 4-12 and they are designed to engage all children through multi-sports, games and arts & crafts. With child obesity being such a big problem, physical activity is really important and I want my children to be sporty and healthy.
School holidays are the perfect time of the year to enjoy the outdoors. We are very lucky to have so many open spaces and parks in London, but unfortunately the British weather is very unpredictable. This is why Westfield Stratford City wants to make sure we experience the best of the outdoors indoors, with their summer park.
Westfield Stratford City Summer Park is open until 4th September and it’s perfect for a family day out. The park is themed with real trees, park gazebos, a Dory pool for zorbing and lot’s of other Dory-inspired activities.
For kids there is plenty going on including story telling, face painting, games and hair brading. There are also some amazing competitions during the event.
As parents are really busy these days, and with the added draw of mobiles, tablets and TVs it can be difficult to re-connect with our children in a meaningful way through play. I find my children spend a bit too much time sitting in from of the TV after school so we now do a no TV evening once a week. Our no TV day is great as we play together, do jigsaws, colouring or we play games together.
Dr Margot Sunderland is a highly respected child psychologist and psychotherapist, Director of Education and Training at the Centre for Child Mental Health, and author of best selling and critically acclaimed parenting book ‘The Science of Parenting’.
I can confidently say that my children are well travelled. We usually fly to Spain a few times a year, so they know what to expect and they are pretty happy on a plane. As you read this we will be sunning ourselves in the Canary Islands, so I thought I’d do a post about flying with children and what we take on a plane journey.
My boys have a LittleLife trolley bag each. These bags are very cute, they are not huge inside, but so far they’ve done a good job for us. I always make sure they boys have these things packed in their bags:
I am really a city girl but I can appreciate how lovely it is having open spaces nearby, especially now that I have children. I am lucky that even though I live in London I really have the countryside at my doorstep.
We have some woods near us that look beautiful at the moment and this is a great time to see the bluebells in full bloom. We have been visiting the same spot for the past couple of years but it seems that this time the word is out and the spot is getting busier and busier.
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