UK Lockdown and the Effect on Kids

The last year has been a difficult time for all of us, with our lives turned upside down and our world suddenly becoming much smaller. All of our kids must be given credit for how they have adapted, and tried their best to stay positive during these long months of lockdown, while they are missing their friends, their schools, their sports, their trips and so much of their normality.

Until this situation comes to an end, we have no choice but to make the best of the circumstances and try to make the time we are spending together at home into something positive. Since the start of the first lockdown in March last year, families have been spending more time together, particularly with many parents now working from home.

James Villas did some research to look into the effects on the UK lockdown on children and families, and find out the trends of exactly how life has changed overall since our first lockdown began back in March 2020, which you can see in the infographic below…

Children in Lockdown Infographic

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The Importance of Exercise for Children

Regular physical activity can help children build strong bones and muscles, as well as reduce and manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. Additionally, introducing the habit of physical fitness into a child’s life from a young age sets the tone for them to value the benefits of a lifestyle that is health-minded as time moves forward. Encouraging children to discover ways to move their bodies that supports both their health, and their preference is equally important. While some children may thrive on a soccer field, others may enjoy the way their body moves through ballet or simple outdoor activities. 

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5 Cool And Innovative Toys For New-Age Kids

Even though today’s kids have grown up with the digital world at their fingertips, toys continue to remain popular.  The joy and excitement of playing with actual toys are unparalleled and it is all for the good, as playing leads to the development of crucial skills, improves focus and concentration, ignites passion, and more. But as the times progress, the same old toys just won’t do. If you truly want to strike joy, you need to think outside the box. In this article, we’re giving you suggestions for some of the coolest and most unique toys that you can get for your kids. To know what they are, just scroll below and keep reading. 

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