Inclusive play is good for all children

inclusive play

Children enjoy playing with each other on playgrounds but too often those with disabilities must sit on the sidelines due to a lack of suitable equipment. We believe that all children should have access to active play regardless of their needs or abilities. When playgrounds are inclusive there are obvious benefits for disabled children. However,…

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Exercise benefits both the mind and the body

exercise benefits mental health

We all know that exercise is good for the body but that is not the only benefit. Physical activity is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and…

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Sleep study shows children are more alert later in the day

children alert later

A recent study has shown that school children are more alert and have quicker reaction times in the afternoon. These findings go against previous thinking which believed that children are more open to learning earlier in the day. Many schools plan lessons around children being more focused in the morning with maths and literary lessons being taught…

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Air pollution causes heart damage

air pollution breaches legal limit

A new study has found that the hearts of people who live in polluted areas are weaker than those who regularly breathe cleaner air. Researchers found evidence of harm even when levels of pollution were less than half the safety limit. Current air pollution levels unsafe The current levels of air pollution allowed are “not safe…

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

adult play

Adult play may be dismissed as waste of time by some but it is actually a vital opportunity to forget about our responsibilities for a while. Furthermore, it is time which allows us to be social in a creative and unstructured way. As busy adults many of us focus so heavily on work and family…

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Less playing online and more playing outside

children playing outside

We need to reduce the time children spend playing games online and increase outside play instead. Everyone knows the benefit of being active but we are only just seeing the impact of too much screen time. As children have more access to virtual reality and less to outdoor play the negative effects are startling and obvious….

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