Have you struggled to introduce Screen Time to your kids?

by Nick Merry on October 28, 2016
ScreenTime Parent and Child contract taped to the fridge

ScreenTime Parent and Child contract

“But why?” – sound familiar? Its great to have inquisitive kids, but those two words must pass our younglings lips more than any other.

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A little on the team at Screen Time Labs

by Nick Merry on October 28, 2016
ScreenTime Team photo

A few of the readily available Screen Time Labs Team

It is hard to pick up a newspaper today without reading an article on the negative impacts too much screen time can have on our children. From children getting less out door fresh air than convicts to the amount of times teens check their social media during the night (reportedly about 10 times a night).

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Were you too cool for school?

by Nick Merry on September 16, 2016

Did you have BMX envy or a roller boot rivalry? How did you get to school and how do your kids get there today?

 

With the long relaxed summer (well, relaxed from your kids’ point of view) drawing to a close and the back to school rush is upon us, we’ve taken a look at the favoured modes of transport for kids to get to school under their own steam.

If it’s safe (and not too far), getting your kids to cycle or scoot to school can help them concentrate during the day ahead – plus it’ll help to burn off the night’s accumulated energy and will get fresh air in their lungs. But while these are the favoured modes of transport for the school run in 2016, things weren’t always the same. We’ve travelled through time all the way back to the 1970s to remember how the transport of choice for children has changed over the years.

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