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  • 17 Aug 2016

    Playful Learning

    While engaging in learning experiences provides great opportunities for you and your child to learn and grow together, there is nothing that fosters independence and inspires creativity within children more than a thoughtfully prepared environment. Mariah Bruehl designs a home environment that encourages creativity and learning […] more

  • 15 Aug 2016

    The enchanted garden

    Summer just wouldn’t be summer without the simple childhood pleasure of playing in the garden in the sunshine; happy days splashing about in the paddling pool, somersaulting on the trampoline, tootling down the path on a scooter. Claire Potter explores ten alternative, creative ideas for garden play this summer […] more

  • 12 Aug 2016

    How to play

    Sometimes i lounge lazily in bed, in the middle of the day, with a couple of my kids and just abandon my worldly concerns, and just play. Or I’ll sit and just watch them play, pretending they’re superheros or princesses or playing house or shooting each other with stick guns. Leo Babauta encourages adults to find a way to be more open to the world of possibilities and playfulness […] more

  • 11 Aug 2016

    Festival review: Standon Calling

    Standon Calling has grown from a back-garden birthday party held in 2005 to a full-blown festival that attracts ten thousand people to a field in Hertfordshire each year. […] more

  • 11 Aug 2016

    Outdoor play

    Playing games outdoors is a wonderful – and inexpensive - way for families to enjoy themselves together. Try this selection from a simple obstacle course to group skipping. […] more

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