Why it’s Important to Keep Children Active

Keep Children Active

The western world has a growing obesity problem and worryingly the rising numbers of children and young adults are becoming overweight or obese. Parents and educators need to join the movement for change and should model and teach children that activity levels are directly linked to weight gain, as well as the diet they consume.

Physical activity can both reduce or even prevent future health problems as well as help to control a person’s weight. Children need active play to develop and grow properly and it even strengthens their brain and the connections between bones, muscles and brain.

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Outdoor Activities for Effective Development with Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia Blog Post

What is Dyspraxia?

Dyspraxia, which is also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), currently effects 5-6% of children for which the majority then go onto experience related difficulties in their adult lives. Intellectual ability isn’t affected by DCD, but as children with dyspraxia often struggle with their coordination sadly this can, in turn, affect their educational achievement and go onto to affect their daily life skills and even their future job opportunities.

According to the Dyspraxia Association 2015, whilst dyspraxia/DCD is primarily a motor disorder, in many cases individuals may experience difficulties with memory, perception and processing along with poor planning, organisation and sequencing skills which can have a significant negative impact on everyday activities.

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9 Stimulating Outdoor Activities to Help Children with Dyslexia

9 Stimulating Outdoor Activities to Help Children with Dyslexia

With 1 in 10 of the UK population being dyslexic, according to the British Dyslexia Association, it is important to consider which strategies will enable all children to be able to learn effectively and to feel successful and go on to reach their full potential in life.

Most dyslexic people are either of average or above average ability, so it is important to allow them to access learning in a way that gives them time and strategies to understand, process, practise and then be able to recall and communicate both new information and their own creative ideas.

There are so many famous, successful people that are dyslexic, who have had a real struggle at school and have often felt restricted by their condition. But by finding their own strengths and discovering their own ways to learn and communicate information, they have learned to live with dyslexia and become experts in their fields. Albert Einstein, Agatha Christie, Tom Cruise, Keira Knightley, Bill Gates, Channing Tatum, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg and Richard Branson are to name but a few!

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Make your Children Smile with an Inclusive Playground

Make your Children Smile with an Inclusive Playground

Imagine how it feels to be only able to watch other children play? For some children, playtime can be a lonely time when they feel isolated and unable to participate in games and use the equipment that other children take for granted. Other children may be able to let off steam and express themselves easier in an outdoor environment. All children love to be independent.

At Schoolscapes we believe that playtime can be inclusive and provide fun and happy memories for everyone. Discover our wide range of sensory and specialist equipment that can engage and inspire children of every age and all abilities. We believe that there should be something for everyone in every outdoor play area.

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Protect Children’s Eyes With Outdoor Fun!

Protecting Children's Eyes

Here at Schoolscapes we are dedicated to making outdoor learning fun and accessible to all children. We listen carefully both to teachers and to children to design the most engaging outdoor play equipment and to create stunning outdoor learning environments, where children naturally learn and develop through active play, investigation and discovery!

We are therefore very concerned about the global increase in short-sightedness in children, but at the same time pleased that we can support both parents and educators in protecting children’s vision. By being advocates for encouraging children to engage in increased outdoor play, they can reap the many benefits from fun in the sun.

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