Over the pandemic, many parents rethought how much screen time was acceptable for children. Kids who had previously been allowed only an hour of screen time every day were now spending most of their time in video calls for class and social activities. Many families also loosened up restrictions on how much time kids could spend in front of the television, since parents working from home couldn’t send their children to daycare.
As lockdowns end and in-person schooling resumes, families are rethinking the amount of time their children spend in front of screens. If you’re trying to change your family’s computer, phone, and television habits, consider these tips for using screens responsibly.
Make screen time educational, not addictive
Not all time spent in front of a television or a computer is the same. Consider finding educational television programs and video games for your children, so they can continue learning even durin
We’d all like our children to take to reading early and enjoy books throughout their lives. Unfortunately, not every child has an immediate and natural love of reading. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything is wrong with your kid! Sometimes, parents and teachers need to do a little work to help cultivate a love of literature.
Kids love search-and-find books, and early childhood educators love them too. While all books are great for teaching kids to read, the interactive nature of a seek-and-find book adds an extra element of play to the learning process. In addition to helping kids practice reading, these books are an interactive experience that help kids learn the skills they need to solve problems, create their own stories, and much more.
Many parents dread teaching their children how to spell. English is a difficult language that’s not always phonetic, and kids have so many things they’d rather be doing than puzzling over letters! Fortunately, most young children are very interested in their own names. Teaching your child to spell their name is an important part of getting kids interested in reading and writing for themselves.
For any grill loving Dad, why not get the kids to decorate a set of BBQ utensils which you can pick up in most stores.Add a message like ‘No. 1 Dad’ or “Grill master Steve’ to make it really personalised.
You will need:
2. Giant Personalised Cookie
An easy peasy recipe using stock cupboard ingredients. It’s quicker than individual cookies and makes a bigger impact. The kids can get involved and decorate it with Smarties/M&Ms or chocolate chips which is way less messy than icing!
You will need:
225g (1 cup) butter melted and cooled, unsalted is best but you can use salted
350g (2 cups) soft light brown sugar is best but regular will do if that’s what you have
Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Penwizard blog!
World Book Day is here! It's a day for celebrating reading, telling magical stories and everything good about books! At Penwizard, we love books and love sharing our fantastic stories featuring our favourite characters from PAW Patrol, Trolls, LEGO and Peppa Pig.
World Book Day is about encouraging children to start becoming passionate about reading, open their imaginations and enjoy reading their favourite books!