Scavenger Hunt Clues I love writing Scavenger Hunt clues. One simple activity to easily get outside into nature for all the family is the humble Scavenger Hunt clues. But this one is with a difference. The Smart Happy Project is about increasing a connection to nature and encouraging observation and identification skills. In the book Last Child […]
5 Benefits of Nature to Families
Introducing Shelley Hutchinson, an accredited counsellor specialising in trauma and relationship issues who has written for us on the benefits of nature to families. Read Shelley’s profile. 5 Benefits of Nature to parents and kids Shelley says: “Spending time in nature can be beneficial to your family’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. […]
Do all Jellyfish sting?
Such fantastic sunshine has meant we’ve all been in enjoying the beach and the waves. Of course, the sight of a jellyfish in the water sends them all screaming and running. “Don’t be so silly, not all jelly fish sting, it’ll be fine!” I hear myself say. Later, its only when I find myself swimming […]
Homespun Cuddly Soft Toy vs. Branded Plastic Character Doll.
It’s really no contest. Would you side with a plastic one-dimensional character or a racing car driver/explorer/constant companion/intrepid traveller and best friend? Bunny Bun Bun is my daughter’s favourite cuddly toy. Bunny bun bun just had a birthday, with presents, a cake and candles. The household Barbie would never get that. I even had […]