Exercise

Five activities using kitchen tongs to promote fine motor skills
Activities

Five activities using kitchen tongs to promote fine motor skills

Check out these five simple and fun activities for kids using kitchen tongs to promote fine motor skills. I’m a big fan of using everyday items as learning activities for children and kitchen tongs can be great to help develop fine motor skills. The action needed to use tongs is similar to that of using scissors […]


by Helen • November 9, 2016
15 reasons to teach your kids archery
Activities

15 reasons to teach your kids archery

Long before Katniss Everdeen, there have been heroic archers peppered throughout history who have sparked the imagination of many a child! From William Tell (he of son with apple on head fame!) to Robin Hood, Susan Pevensie from the Chronicles of Narnia, Legolas and the Green Arrow… the list goes on. It is great to […]


by Helen • May 11, 2016
What can you do if your toddler runs away? How can you stop them from doing it again, particularly if they just don't get it? We have some ideas in our Google Hangout on the topic.
Behavior

How to deal with it if our toddler runs away

Have you ever had your toddler run away from you?  Is it one of your fears that you go on a day out and you suddenly find yourself with one less child?  Having a toddler running off is not something you even think about when you are expecting but as your child grows, both with […]


by Helen • July 24, 2015
Look see - if your kids love gymnastics, then this is perfect, a wonderful book to help them learn AND its signed by gym medal star Beth Tweddle! Closes 30th April.
Giveaways

#Win Beth Tweddle signed copy of Head over heels about gymnastics

  We have already reviewed the Head over Heels about Gymnastics Smart App on KiddyCharts for kids – and my daughter LOVED it. I did as well, such clear and concise instructions, with real kids taking part. Because we love the brand, we are also offering you the chance to win a unique item – […]


by Helen • April 2, 2015
Tummy time is often something that we are encouraged to do to help baby crawling - we have tips on what to do with tummy time, but also other ideas for encouraging crawling from around the web. Come on and get that baby moving!
Linkies Parenting Tips Linky

Tummy time: Tips for encouraging crawling – activities to advice

This month we are looking at helping you all with encourage your little ones to crawl from activities and tummy time, to just general advice to get them moving…we published a post about this recently, and I know there are a load of wonderful resources out there for getting those little lets a-moving. Be careful […]


by Helen • March 6, 2015
This isn't the Honkosaurus., thanksfully - wait to see the real one sometime next week...I hope!
Charities

Walking the Dinosaur for Red Nose Day #Teamhonkdanceathon

This blogging business has helped me do many a wonderful things – from messing about with many wonderful products, to meeting some truly amazing people. Sometimes though, it makes me do stuff that, well, in all honesty, I thought I was a little bit passed – I am mature now right? However, thanks to the […]


by Helen • February 24, 2015
get active
Health

Get active together as a family

  Being active is very important for our family, not least because our little boy would cause chaos in the house if we didn’t get out and about and use up all that energy he seems to steal from me! Active body means an active mind We try and stay active both indoors and outdoors, […]


by Helen • February 4, 2015
Are you getting back into exercise - starting again, or just dping it for the first time. Then enter our giveaway now! Closes 12th February.
Giveaways

Win a Garmin Vivofit with Halfords and #31fitterdays

  We are reaching out to you all today as part of the #31fitterdays campaign from Halfords to try and whip you all into shape *not literally of course* If you are like me, and looking to start exercising again as we come into 2015, then we have the giveaway for you. A rather fetching Garmin […]


by Helen • January 12, 2015
Have you stopped exercising after a baby, or just not enough time generally coz the kids/like/work get in the way? Here are some tips to start you doing it all again!
Activities

How to start exercising again in five easy steps #31fitterdays

  I did it…and so can you…I managed to start exercise again….in fact, I ran *pats self on back* Post by Helen Neale.   It *may* have been ten years too late, but I got back in the, rather slow, running saddle a few weeks ago, and I have run since as well. I have written […]


by Helen • January 12, 2015
Are you in the UK and looking to get the kids active? Do they struggle with team sports? Well we may have found the answer for you - we tried our Virgin Active Crew; and my daughter loved it.!
Health Reviews

Getting your kids moving with Virgin Active Crew

  We are keen on keeping our kids as active as we can… Not least because if we don’t, well I am not sure we can cope twitch the extra energy that they might have…this was after a day on the ski slopes, just imagine what he might be like without the exercise…. Given our […]


by Helen • November 28, 2014