Getting outside is really good for us. Reports that being outdoors is good for:
Making sure we get enough Vitamin D - important for growth and development
Getting more exercise - we move more when we’re outside
Being happy - more light outside means a lighter mood
Better concentration - children with ADHD have better focus after spending time outside
Improved healing - people who were exposed to natural sunlight reported lower levels of pain and healed faster.
All that, plus being in the great outdoors is a whole load of fun! So it’s good that parents are constantly urging ...
Why not try and make your own play dough? Here is a simple microwave recipe. Just add different food colours and you'll have a variety of different doughs for hours of hands-on creative play
500ml (2 cups) water
60ml (1 tbsp) oil
1 cup table salt
1 tbsp cream of tartar
2 cups plain flour
Add the food colouring to the water before mixing.
Mix all ingredients well in a large microwave-safe container that has a lid. The dough will cook in different microwaves to varying degrees, so you'll have to check it regu...