Category Archives: Guest Post

Should you ban video games for your kids?

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It seems like almost every child has a device to play games.

Games have replaced physical toys and books as must-have Christmas and birthday presents.

But with so many scare stories about the effects of games on children’s development, especially those that contain violence, should you ban them in your household? What are the consequences of the digital entertainment take-over?

So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of games for kids, check out fun, educational alternatives to violent games and offers tips to help integrate game-playing into your kids’ lives in a sensible way.

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Rainbow Trust: Monica’s Story

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Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness. They offer the whole family individually tailored, high-quality support for as long as they need it.

Family Support Workers work with up to 25 families at any one time, providing help with whatever they need. Each family is unique, so the support offered is different for each one.  It is flexible and understanding. Family Support Workers work with families to help them cope in extreme and uncertain situations, so that they do not have to cope alone.

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Where’s Wally? At the Team Honk Danceathon

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The lovely blogger Helen, of The Princess and The Pickle, is my guest on the blog today, to share a little info with you on a very special fundraising event……

 

As I write this, I am recovering from an hour’s Zumba session dressed as Wally, complete with woolly hat and legwarmers. Why, you ask?

Well, I needed a little dress rehearsal for the imminent Comic Relief Danceathon, just to make sure the costume was comfy enough for 6 hours of dancing!  This wasn’t a public exercise class by the way, I’m not quite that brave yet and I’ve got well over a week to pluck up enough courage to leave the house dressed like this!

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