I was genuinely thrilled to be
involved in this Start-rite campaign. It’s something I feel very
passionate about as I do think rather sadly that children rely heavily on
screens for entertainment these days.
From the moment my pair wake up they constantly badger to play computer
games. It’s a battle of the wills
seeing if mummy will fold with enough pressure and give in to the easy
It’s draining especially during
the summer holidays with long days to fill but fortunately I had backup this
time in the shape of a box of well thought out goodies from Start-rite to
encourage traditional play.
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So we spent
a very pleasant morning learning to juggle, skipping, playing marbles and
practising shoelaces. Included in the
pack was a list of other games we could also try so these will be continue to
keep the boys busy for the remaining weeks of the summer break.
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If we don’t #passiton knowledge
of the games we ourselves used to love might be lost to this generation
forever. So rather than feel nostalgic
why not switch off the screens, head outside and relive the games of your
youth! Its vitally important children
learn to be active and want to spend time outdoors, so what better way than to
share your enthusiasm for what you got up to as a child.
I think given half a chance my
boys would play computer games all day long; they seem so very addictive
unfortunately. I can just imagine the
pair of them ghostly pale from lack of sunshine with tiny little eyes from
focusing too long on the computer. But
mummy is no push over I set limits and do my best to promote other activities,
cost can be a factor in keeping children occupied but this useful box of
goodies would only set you back £10.
Remarkably almost half of the children who have some kind of digital
device have complete free rein, this could be because the parents themselves
are also finding it hard to switch off.
It is a key part of children’s development to be
active, children need to be energetic and exercise to stay healthy. Start-rite shoes are a good match as they
are tested for strength and flexibility so perfect for the challenges of
outdoor play. Children need to learn
more than how to build a shelter on Minecraft, so how about joining the
Start-rite campaign too.
A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Aug 12, 2015 at 6:25am PDT