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regulate screen time back to normalcy and fun offline activities

Every once in a while, walk in the nature, feel the fresh air and it’s a good way to have fun “offline” . . . These days, digital devices are unavoidable for my kids and as much as I want my kids to stay offline but I have to be flexible & open minded in their learning especially during this circuit breaker period, my kids have to depend more on digital devices to catch up with their study & school curriculum. The best thing I can do as a parent parenting my kids in the digital age is to have a good balance between going online & going offline. When it’s time to go online with their digital devices, I will make sure my kids have their screen time controlled and after they are done with their home based learning, they will take a walk through nearest park or reservoir because I truly believe being in nature reduces stress and improves positive feeling. Engaging with nature is a way to limit children’s exposure to screens and possibly a way to improve creativity too! . . Thanks to the tips I read from Media Literacy Council bit.ly/CliqueClickGuide on how to regulate screen time back to normalcy and how to have fun offline activities, I’m confident I can teach my kids to set boundaries on their own screen time use. My parenting way to take a break from digital technology is engaging with nature and how about you? I would love to hear more! . . . Follow @betterinternetsg on IG or Facebook for more resources. We are #1ClickAway from a better internet! . . . P/s: Kids in nature photos were taken before circuit breaker!

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Game Play Ideas, Imaginative Play and Home Playground

As a SAHM of 3 kids, I have the privilege to watch my kids grow up, witness their milestones as well as fun play and learn with them. And now with a baby around, our play time is always at home! Just like other kids, my kids get bored easily at home and as their mum, it’s important to keep them entertained through games, toys, activities and plays at home. Gameplay should also be fun learning and a few gameplay ideas I’d like to share: 1. Colouring, I love reusable & easy to wipe silicone colouring mats. It helps to calm my kids down for a while & improves creativity. 2. Play dough, Blocks, LEGO, Puzzle , Building bricks/sticks, Board games, Kinetic sand, etc. These games are excellent for their motor skills, creativity and brains development. 3. Imaginative play toys such as kitchen set, complete with food/fruits/drinks toys for kids to role play as Chef, waiter, customer etc. Imaginative play is not just limited to toys, but it’s also dressing up as a character kids want to be. For example, my 6 year old son loves to dress up as a fireman, complete with helmet & toy equipment, it helps with his speech development. Imaginative play toys are not necessarily to be expensive, it can also be easily DIY at home such as using cardboard boxes to build a fire engine car (kids can help with the decorations) or a farm house for farm animals (kids pretend to be farmers) imaginative plays are unlimited and always fun when parents join the kids together & role play as a family. It promotes bonding too. 4. Home Playground. It’s important to keep kids active no matter they are at home or outside. Benefits of being active are stronger muscles & bones and better sleep. And also physically active kids are more likely to be motivated, focused and confident. Would love to share about Friso’s ongoing promo (1 March to 30 April 2019). Free Playground Set^ with every purchase of Friso worth $380* and fellow mommies & daddies can visit this website for more details: https://www.friso.com.sg/thebestplayground Redeem all now (Play Tent + Play Balls + Play Mat + Play Slide) to keep your kids active through fun & enjoyable home playground specially presented by FRISO

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