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Kids today…………….

There is a lot of criticism of young children today ranging from being too fat to spending inordinate amounts of time in front of TVs, playing computer games or sat hunched over an iPad or iPhone. It is said that … Continue reading

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Me Jurgen………you Heike! (Me Tarzan……you Jane)

On my recent visit to Konstanz the temperature was so hot (33c) that the locals took to diving off the bridge into the River Rheine to keep cool. Of course “elf and safety” would have banned this in the UK … Continue reading

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To the Frozen North (well, Scotland that is!) and adventurous children!

I recently travelled up to Scotland to see some friends in Glasgow but decided to stop off en route to explore the countryside and stay overnight in a small B&B. My journey took in the Lake District (but more about … Continue reading

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Sod “elf and safety”……..let’s have some fun!

This morning I had the pleasure of taking my seven month old grandson out in his “buggy” for a stroll around the local park. It was a beautiful day and after a quick stop en route for a desperately needed … Continue reading

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The 50 adventures every child should have by the age of 11¾…………….

Go on a long bike ride, explore caves and swim in the sea: The 50 adventures every child should have by the age of 11¾ Climbing trees, building dens and flying kites were all once common childhood pleasures. These days, … Continue reading

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Children ‘should be allowed to learn from own mistakes’

Take risks and climb trees, head urges children Children should be encouraged to take risks and make their own mistakes while they are still young enough to learn from them, a heads’ leader says. They should have time to play … Continue reading

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