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Easter Fun 2014
Thursday, 17 April 2014 13:19

Easter Fun

If you are staying home for the Easter weekend, we have a wonderful selection of Easter colouring pages, activity pages and craft pages you can download and do with your kids, they are loads of fun and will keep you all busy and happy for many hours. Click on your choice of Easter fun below:

Easter colouring pages - 3 printable downloads

Fun Easter activity pages - 9 printable downloads

Awesome Easter crafts - 13 printable downloads

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Are your kids watching too much TV?
Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

Is too much TV bad for your kids?

How much television your child is permitted to watch may not seem like a huge concern. However, healthcare experts agree that as childhood obesity rates continue to rise, there is a direct link between obesity rates and inactivity. Children in many schools throughout the world are faced with fewer opportunities for physical activity while in school. This means parents must accept the responsibility of keeping their kids active.

As if inactivity weren’t enough of a concern, media overload is also an issue for many families. Children are inundated with advertisements and programming that portrays mixed messages. Depending on how much television a child watches, they can view literally thousands of acts of violence before they ever go to kindergarten. If you are concerned with how much television your child should be watching, you will need to take an active role in monitoring it.

In today’s world, the recommendations for how much television a child should watch is measured in screen time. This means that any screen, be it computer, television, or video game, is all considered the same. For every hour a child sits in front of a screen, that’s one hour they are remaining sedentary and one hour they are not getting any physical exercise. The American Academy of Paediatrics suggests that children over the age of two should be limited to no more than two hours of screen time per day, while children under the age of two should be permitted none.

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