Lunchboxes - Are you back into the routine?

One other feature of the return to school is the rooting around for a trusty old lunchbox, or the promise of a shiny new coloured box that will be less likely to spill or easier to open.

30/09/2019   by Charmaine McGowan  

Old school Hallowe'en

You get an idea, or stumble on to something new or remember an old game and they are all having such a laugh together and you think “This is the best. This is what it's all about”.

31/10/2018   by Colman Kelly  

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Halloween, Play, START

How long do you spend on your phone?

Q Radio DJ and TV presenter Stephen Clements chatted to parents Emma, Karen, Andy and Kelly about screens in their homes. The parents have kids of different ages, Andy has grandkids, but many of their experiences were the same, and their own behaviour was the most unregulated!

08/10/2018   by Stephen Clements  

Radio DJ Stephen Clements takes on the Play Pact challenge

“I’m a Dad, and sometime it’s so easy to just sit in front of your phone, get the kids to sit in front of the TV.” Putting down his phone and turning off the TV, he made a pact with his kids Poppy (7) and Robbie (3) to be more active – indoors and outdoors.

30/09/2018   by Stephen Clements  

Confessions of a (minor) phone addict

In an ever changing world, children’s phone and screen usage can be a worry. As a parent, I’m not alone in saying that I worry about how this impacts on my child’s sleep, the amount of physical activity she gets, her mental health and her relationship with me.

05/09/2018   by Aileen McGloin