Balance, Family, Indoor activities, mothering, Parenting, Screen free activities, Screen time

How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Yes I know. It seems a little counter-intuitive, doesn't it? Bring a "smart device" into your home, and it will reduce the time your kids spend in front of another device. But surprisingly, it's true.  Husband got me an Alexa for last Christmas. I actually wasn't really that happy about it. I mean - it's not… Continue reading How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

creative play, Evidence Based Parenting, mothering, occupational therapy, open ended play, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Screen free activities, Screen time, Toys

Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

Did you know, that all around the world, 'screen time coaches' are going into people's homes and advising parents about PLAY? I just read this 'NY Times' article this morning. A friend of mine posted it on my facebook after seeing I'd just launched No More Square Eyes. Obviously, I'm not alone in feeling like… Continue reading Five Tips to Unlock PLAY

blogging, mothering, Outdoor play, Parenting, Preschoolers, Winter

Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review

As you may have figured out by now I'm a huge advocate of taking kids outdoors. You can even read a post I wrote called "Embrace The Mud" over here! There's a huge range of benefits of nature play for kids, including the fact that more evidence is emerging about the link between nature and… Continue reading Mud Mates Wet Weather Gear – a Review