Dr Amanda Gummer and Fundamentally Children have joined forces with The Entertainer to promote balanced play and why it is crucial for a child to be playing right from an early age and the many benefits they can reap from doing so. Below you can read an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield where Dr Gummer was posed several…
August 2, 2019
Let’s look at why board and card games are a brilliant way for children to develop skills but have fun with their family too!
July 25, 2019
Why play is important Play improves the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children and young people. Through play, children learn about the world and themselves. They also learn skills they need for study, work and relationships such as: Confidence Self-esteem Resilience Interaction Social skills Independence Curiosity Coping with challenging situations. …
May 15, 2019
For most children, school break times are the highlight of the school day. But according to a long term study carried out by UCL, the length of school break times have reduced in the last 20 years. It is believed that primary school students in England are now having 45 minutes less break time a week than…
May 10, 2019
When you are at a loss on activities for youngsters that do not involve tablets, phones, and other tech thingamajigs, then you might like to consider outdoor play.
February 25, 2019
When looking for someone to blame as a result of a mass shooting or acts of extreme violence, there is always one topic that happens to rear its head and that is gaming. But a new study conducted over at Oxford University has found no links between video games and aggressive behaviour. Sarah-Jane Mee spoke to Dr Amanda…
February 13, 2019
A new study from the Advertising Standards Authority has revealed that between 2013 and 2017 children’s exposure to TV ads has declined by 29.7%, falling from 229.3 ads per week to 161.2. Furthermore, the study also revealed that along with children’s exposure to TV ads on the decline, certain types of content is…
February 1, 2019
Many parents who are trying to make healthier choices for their children are being misled by high sugar foods claiming to be healthy snacks.
January 28, 2019
Collecting seems to be a particularly popular pastime among children. In an ongoing poll carried out by Babycentre.com, 8 out of 10 of parents said that their child collects things, with the majority (4 in 10) preferring things from nature like conkers, shells and pebbles. A further quarter of parents said their child enjoys…
January 21, 2019
Edited by Dr Amanda Gummer Many parents complain to us that it’s a real battle to get children interested in anything other than their tablets or mobile phones and we know how hard it can be at times, but screen time does have its place in a balanced play diet – it’s more about what you do…
January 11, 2019