Four outdoor sensory activities to try with your kids this Summer

Jun 08 2021

This Summer, you might be looking for fun things to do with your children. But what if these activities could play a key role in their development too? In this article, I share my tips for planning more sensory play.

As a parent, you’ve probably heard a lot about sensory play. The idea behind it is that activities which encourage children to use more of their senses, including touch, may be more beneficial than passive activities such as watching TV or playing computer games. Sensory play is great for stimulating children who have autism or learning difficulties, but it provides a wealth of benefits for all kids too (UCL) including for their brain development and their mental wellbeing.

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Things for families to do together as the UK lockdown eases

May 29 2021

As part of the process to find our place in the post pandemic world and heal from reintegration anxiety, there are things for families to do together as the UK lockdown eases. Here are great tips by Laura House, parent, early years expert and Education Lead at tiney. 

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A family affair: Britain’s biggest family escapes to Alton Towers Resort ahead of first school holidays post lockdown

May 26 2021

This week Britain’s biggest family, The Radfords, were invited to Alton Towers Resort to test out the rides and hotel rooms ahead of a post lockdown half term for the theme park.

Escaping their home after months of being cooped up indoors for the ultimate family staycation, Sue and Noel Radford along with 15 of their 22-strong brood packed up 5 suitcases, 2 pushchairs, and loaded a 17-person minibus to visit Alton Towers Resort in their first family outing since lockdown restrictions eased across England on 17th May.

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