Sue Atkins: I love outdoor play because…

Outdoor play, climbing trees and riding bikes I used to love taking my kids to the park when they were young and watching them run off to chase our dogs, jump, hide, shout, whistle, climb and explore the natural world. Wrapped up warm with jumpers and wellies they always arrived back home with rosy cheeks, […]

The Importance Of Play

Play is in danger of becoming a lost ‘art’ for families across the UK, as 21% of time-starved parents admit that they have forgotten how to play and struggle to engage their children in creative and imaginative activities that will help their development according to a new report. Lots of research has shown that brain […]

Combating Nature-Deficit Disorder!

  Here’s a great article from about getting out in Nature more. “With exceptions, we are raising a generation of children that don’t embrace nature in the same way that past generations have. There are logistical reasons that are beyond our control and there are others that we can impact. In general, our tweens […]

“Mum…..I’m BORED !” Ideas, activities and things to ponder !

  My theme on Facebook today is boredom – kids need to experience it as it develops their creativity, their imagination and gets them active instead of passively watching the screens and away from being  what I  call “screenagers.” Join the debate ……!/SueAtkinsTheParentingExpert Read these fabulous articles from around the world all about BOREDOM […]