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Head Injuries

2018-08-17T14:06:00+00:00February 21st, 2017|

Some very good information about Head Injuries from our friend Emma at First Aid for Life Babies and children often bang their heads. This is partly because their heads are disproportionately large but also because they tend not to look where they’re going, are oblivious to risk and are therefore unaware of danger around them. Head injuries can be frightening. It can be difficult to assess how seriously a child is hurt and what you should do about it. Fortunately, most head injuries are superficial and only involve the scalp. This can be alarming as the head and face are extremely vascular [...]

Coping with Children’s School Phobia

2018-08-17T14:06:00+00:00January 6th, 2017|

Read this insightful article by our lovely colleague and parenting expert Sue Atkins. Many children at some time in their school career find going to school a challenge and may feel anxious, stressed, or overwhelmed. School phobia (known to may professionals who work with children as school refusal), is a complex and extreme form of anxiety about going to school (but strangely may not be attached to the school itself as the name suggests) It can be brought on by a bad experience, either with a teacher or with other children or can be related to a “traumatic” experience like being [...]

Christmas Stress

2018-08-17T14:06:00+00:00December 13th, 2016|

Read this insightful article about the upcoming festive season by our lovely colleague and parenting expert, Sue Atkins.   Festive stress Christmas, although a time of great joy and celebration, can also be the most stressful of times for even the best of parents, with the family home chaotic and often besieged by visitors. Throw into the mix over-excited children who have weeks to sit around at home and the situation can quickly spiral out of control. Keeping your children calm and entertained will be the key to helping keep the peace and getting through the Christmas holiday period with as [...]

Fussy Eaters & How To Keep Your Sanity!

2018-08-17T14:06:00+00:00November 28th, 2016|

Read this insightful article by our lovely colleague and parenting expert Sue Atkins.   If you suddenly have a fussy eater on your hands – you’re not alone! Lots of parents go through the same thing with their children as faddy eating is often a phase that young children go through to explore their independence, test you out and to get some of your attention (no matter how bad it is!) Children like things to be familiar, as it helps them relax and feel safe so whether it’s their bedtime routine or their cheese sandwich, many children won’t try new foods [...]

Amanda’s Top Tips For Fighting Childhood Obesity

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00November 22nd, 2016|

Last week, Ofcom published a report showing alarming statistics regarding the time pre-schoolers and school aged children spend online. These are truly frightening statistics showing that time spend on tablets and online  is ever increasing.   Some of the findings are staggering: Three- and four-year-olds are online for an average of 71 minutes per day, or eight hours, 18 minutes a week - an hour and a half more than a year ago. The research found that a third of pre-school age children own their own media device, such as a tablet or games console. We, at Amanda's Action Club do [...]

Happy World Nursery Rhyme Week

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00November 10th, 2016|

It’s time to celebrate World Nursery Rhyme Week everyone! We love nursery rhymes here at Amanda’s Action Club. Every day in our classes we sing nursery rhymes. We have lots of fun putting our own little modern twist on them with cool music tunes and educational props and lots of physical activity! What is your favourite nursery rhyme, why don’t you tell us on our Facebook page? Here’s a sneak peak at Amanda in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5MJxx6tsM0 Have lots of fun! Just because the weather is rainy, we keep active every day in our classes through music and fitness! Love Amanda [...]

World Heart Day – 29th September 2016

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00September 29th, 2016|

Today we are marking World Heart Day! The numbers.... Globally over 17.3 million deaths are caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) each year. I am sure we all agree that this is truly staggering. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer; most heart disease deaths are caused by a heart attack. Coronary heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer. Physical inactivity can contribute to heart disease as it can lead future health problems. World Heart Day highlights how we can take control of our heart health by getting more active. The World Health Organization recommends that children aged 5-17 [...]

Welcome Back!

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00September 19th, 2016|

Autumn? Sunny days all round… We’ve been running our classes during the summer so we’ve never been away! Some of you are returning from your holidays and are back and rearing to go! It looks like our classes can continue outside with this good weather – long may it continue. The easiest way to book our classes are online. You can save money on classes with the various options: • 5 class flexi pass for siblings is £90 • A term booking is £8.50 per session Other ways to book: • Pay as you go £12 (cash only) to the instructor [...]

THE LOST BOYS

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00July 18th, 2016|

With the publication today of a Save The Children Report about boys, it has been found that a quarter of boys are falling behind by the time they start in reception, their first year at primary school. It is so important for teachers to make learning fun for children. Boys also need more physical activity and outdoor play to expel their energy – this in turn can help their concentration. Learning must be about having fun and in the reception year, play is a crucial component of this. For example, children enjoy using their imagination and role play their favourite super [...]

National Childhood Obesity Week – fighting obesity here and now!

2018-08-17T14:06:45+00:00July 7th, 2016|

The numbers…. • Almost 3 in 4 adults will be obese by 2035 – a frightening statistic to think that the children of today are very likely to be very overweight as adults. • Over the next 20 years an additional 670,000 people will get some form of cancer because of being overweight and/or obese. • A 2014 survey of children aged 2-15 showed that 14% were classified as overweight and an additional 17% were obese. • Obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of three years, or eight to ten years in the case of severe obesity (BMI over 40). [...]

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