Children and Technology

I remember when I was younger we didn’t have iPad’s or tablets to play with, we had sticks, trees and our imagination. Now day’s children as young as 14 months are stuck like glue to these new devices.  It has gotten so bad for some children they are needing therapy! (See the below article) Experts have warned that parents who …

Audley Deluxe Climbing Frame

The Audley Deluxe is perfect for those with several children or a large garden. It is a wonderfully spacious and multi-functional set. Whether it is sliding, climbing or swinging, this set offers it all. It also features our brand new monkey bar/swing combo beam. What makes this set so special is that both the lower and the upper playhouses are …

Breastfeeding Longer Makes Kids Smarter

Mothers have been urged to breastfeed for longer, with new research indicating it improves child intelligence and language. Scientists have found that longer breastfeeding, even when it is not exclusive, leads to higher intelligence scores at age seven. Compared with bottle-fed children, seven-year-olds breastfed for the first year of life were likely to score four points higher in a test …

Kids Improve Work/Life Balance

Multi-tasking parents cope better with the demands of modern-day life than their childless counterparts, new research reveals. A Massey University study, conducted by School of Management professor Jarrod Haar, found parents were better at achieving a healthy work/life balance compared to those without children. About 600 parents and 700 individuals without children were asked how well they balanced work and …