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We need more moments like these, exploring the world standard

As an Occupational Therapist (OT) working with kids I’m all about families finding meaningful activities to share. Given our climate and our increasingly scheduled lives, its no surprise to see more and more Australians embracing Dutch Cargo bikes as a way to build healthy and creative experiences into their kids lives. Our physical and mental well being relies on spending less time behind a screen and more moments like these out exploring the world with others. Marnie Luxmoore, Childrens OT

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Outside; It helps the whole family unplug and strengthens your family bond image

In the last few decades, children are spending less and less time outdoors and more time cooped-up inside. You may remember playing outside until dinnertime as a child. More than ever, with all the technological distractions, it is important to encourage your family to spend time outside together. There are many proven benefits of outdoor activities on your children’s development. In addition, sharing outdoor activities together also strengthens your family bond. Whether it is planning a day trip to a state park or spending time in your own backyard, it makes no difference where you go, as long as you are outside. It helps the whole family unplug In this technological age, it is hard to have some quality family ...

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Power off regularly to help your child understand the clear boundaries between the virtual world and the real one image

Screen time is an inescapable reality of modern childhood, with kids of every age spending hours upon hours in front of iPads, smartphones and televisions. That’s not always a bad thing: Educational apps and TV shows are great ways for children to sharpen their developing brains and hone their communication skills—not to mention the break these gadgets provide harried parents. But tread carefully: A number of troubling studies connect delayed cognitive development in kids with extended exposure to electronic media. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that American children spend a whopping seven hours a day in front of electronic media. Other statistics reveal that kids as young as two regularly play iPad games and have playroom toys that involve ...

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