DO Enjoy the new issue!
Springy weather is here and the latest edition of The Green Parent is all about beginnings. Follow our four-week, radical self-care plan, get your body and mind fit with chi running, grow yummy greens with your kids, learn how to heal stress quickly and read about natural beekeeping. There’s heaps of ideas and inspiration to get you fired up as the weather warms up. Find out how moving away from traditional discipline can make a difference in your family, how to talk about sex, meditation practices for pregnancy and the best ginger and turmeric recipes to heal your body from the inside out. Plus lots more. Find it in your nearest newsagent, or subscribe here
FORAGE, COOK, MAKE A Little Kelp?
Spring is a great time to forage for seaweed; this is the time of year when it is full of the most nutrients. There are some great tips for what to look for and ways to cook it here. Seaweed dries well; there are some great instructions here as well as a good recipe for herbal salt. As well as munching on the vitamin-packed leaves, you can use them to make a highly effective face mask or even decorate your home with these DIY ethereal pressed seaweed pictures
EVENT and COOK Green Machine
This Saturday is St Patrick’s Day. Find the craic at Belfast , Glasgow or London at huge parades and street parties. Alternatively, celebrate at home with some green food. Eating emerald munchies can be fun, but food colourings aren’t the healthiest of things to ingest. Try vitamin-packed green smoothies instead (this is our go-to recipe), tasty Courgette, Feta and Spinach Fritters or these Matcha Green Tea Coconut Pancakes.
The Big Bang Science Fair is Britain’s biggest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people, held at Birmingham NEC. It’s abuzz with wild demonstrations, high-octane theatre shows, robots, explosions, giant trucks, computers, and working scientists and engineers, who are more than happy to answer questions about jobs and careers. Aimed at 7–19 year-olds, it’s a free event, but you must register for tickets; there are still some left for Saturday. Part of British Science Week
EVENT and LEARN Play Away
Let’s count the ways that learning to play a musical instrument benefits your child; as well as confidence and fine motor skills, it also increases language skills and mathematical/spatial ability, plus it’s sociable and fun. On Learn To Play Day – actually a weekend music shops and venues all over the country encourage people of all ages to come and have a go, and get inspired to learn an instrument or dust off some long-forgotten skills. There are free taster lessons, workshops, and even some very special musicians popping into their local store to lend a hand (Al Murray and Ace from Skunk Anansie have been past guest tutors!)