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Children need to be exposed to risky play. For ‘helicopter parents’, this might be difficult - but kids need to learn to manage danger themselves<p>Following yesterday’s all-party parliamentary group report on a fit and healthy childhood, diligent parents everywhere are wondering how much risk they …

Helicopters

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

<i>For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults</i><p>What are your memories of playing as a child? Some of us will remember hide and seek, house, tag, and red rover red rover. Others may recall arguing about …

How Much Do We Really Need to Play With Our Kids?

Kids love our attention, but, how much attention do they really need in order to fill their cups? And, is it our attention that they're seeking, or is it our connection? More importantly, what kind of play is the best?<p>As parents, we have a limited amount of time and energy that we can devote to …

Get Kids to Play With all Their Toys

It is snowing in New York. Until this past week we generally have had nice weather to still enjoy outside activities. Yesterday, we played in his room for the first time in a long time. He has so MANY toys that we really try and get him to play with each one. Let's fact it kids play with a toy for …

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.<p>Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I …

Why The Type Of Toy Baby Plays With Matters

We know playtime with kids isn't only fun, it's important to encourage healthy child development. But research shows all playtime isn't created …

Why We Should Send Our Kids Outside to Play

By Livia Gershon in JSTOR Daily<p>By Jessica Stillman in Inc<p>By Kristin Ljungkvist at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs<p>By Mick Kulikowski at North …

More Than Just Fun: 9 Little-Known Reasons to Play With Your Kids Every Day

When you're a kid, play isn't a goal or something you pencil in to your schedule every day.<p>It's something you <i>just do</i>. And it's fun.<p>But as adults, we rarely do things just because. We obnoxiously weigh the pros and cons of every decision and demand logical reasons for every choice we make.<p>What …

Mom responds after investigation over kids playing in yard: 'I am a good parent'

Jacqui Kendrick and her husband, Kyle, have a huge backyard on their property in Winnipeg, Manitoba. On three sides of the yard, they have a wooden fence between 5 and 6 feet tall, and on the other, a 4-foot high chain-link fence.<p>With windows stretching across the back of her home, Jacqui Kendrick …

Leah McLaren: Let’s talk about Jacqui Kendrick, reported for letting her kids play in the backyard

This week, in the lead up to Mother's Day, I've been thinking a lot about Jacqui Kendrick, the Winnipeg stay-at-home mother of three who was recently in the news after Manitoba Child and Family Services paid her a visit following a complaint that her children were playing by themselves in the …

The Importance of Free Play for Kids

The other morning after breakfast, my five-year-old daughter whined, “I’m bored!” Few words have the power to rankle parents more than these two (except maybe “When are we gonna be there?”). It was Saturday and the whole day stretched luxuriously before us. We didn’t have to hustle off to school or …

Kids

huzi design presents cosmos magnetic wooden toy collection

nov 28, 2015<p><b>huzi design presents cosmos magnetic wooden toy collection</b><br>all images courtesy of huzi design<p><b>the ‘cosmos’ toy series is the latest in huzi</b> …

Twoodie: Gem-Inspired, Wooden Stacking Toys

Recently launched Twoodie is an Australian brand that’s designing safe and sustainable wooden toys that are also stylish. The debut product is …

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Architecture

Wooden Numbers

Wooden horse

City in house.

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How to Router and Paint Wood Toys

Handmade Wooden Toys Made from Scrap Wood

Designer/maker Daniel Moyer’s main material in his furniture designs is wood and he’s found a clever way to use up those pieces of scrap that he had …

Furniture

Charming Menagerie of Animals Designed as Low Poly Wood-Textured Toys

These multi-faceted toy animals were born out of freelance illustrator and 3D artist Mat Szulik’s desire to explore the boundaries of low poly design. Though they appear to be carved from wood, they are actually digital concepts created by the Polish artist in his spare time. Titled <i>PolyWood v1.0,</i> …

While the sun's disappeared, why not bring nature indoors and set up your very own role-play garden centre! https://t.co/KNvy1m0U62

Get hooked on nature: Ben Klasky at TEDxRainier

Happy Healthy Children Play Outdoors

Startups are applying gaming to the great outdoors as a survey reveals three-quarters of UK children spend less time outside than prison inmates<p>Three-quarters of UK children now spend less time outside than prison inmates, according to a new survey, with the lure of digital technology partly to …

Kids

People’s POSTCODE Lottery: Natural play & education on Streatham Common

Nature Vibezzz has received £2000 thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.<p>The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable Nature …

United Kingdom

GROW with Nature Play on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>iPhone Screenshots<p>Description<p>Unlock the secrets of playing in Nature to GROW super …

Nature Play: Nature Conservation

the frog hunter: a nature documentary

Nature at Home-Nature Play for Kids