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Why is meditation important for children? 🧘

Why is meditation important for children? 🧘

“Take 30 minutes out of your day to meditate… Or even just 10 minutes if you are busy.” We are always told to spend some time just relaxing and focusing on breathing. It might be first thing in the morning or the last thing you do before bed. It might be half an hour before your exam or halfway through your day at work.” What they don’t tell you is that meditation is ALSO great for children.  Meditation is generally associated with ‘adults’ as they have a greater ability to sit down, focus and relax. It is easy to explain...

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How to raise a happy toddler!

How to raise a happy toddler!

  There is no feeling better than making your child smile. You will always remember that moment you saw your child smile for the first time ever. As a parent you prioritise your child over absolutely everything - if they are happy then you are happy. There are many ways to raise a happy toddler. Many people believe that buying a child something new or letting them get their own way is a good method to keep the peace. However in the long run, is this the best way to deal with the situation? Often it is the small gestures...

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Healthy Child Magazine: Dr Ranj Singh

Healthy Child Magazine: Dr Ranj Singh

"Any child can benefit from a sensory play environment, though they are particularly helpful for children with developmental disorders such as autism or sensory processing disorders. For instance, a child may find it difficult to play appropriately with a peer when there are conflicting noises in the background; through sensory play exploring sounds and tasks, the child learns to adapt to being able to block out the irrelevant noise, and focus on the task at hand. In another example, some children who don't take to new food experiences can be helped through sensory play with substitutes using the same texture,...

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Featured in Dr Ranj Singh: Healthy Child Magazine

Featured in Dr Ranj Singh: Healthy Child Magazine

PODS Play has recently been featured in the Healthy Child magazine by Dr Ranj Singh @drranj where the essentials are discussed for kid's health. The focus is ‘Play to Learn’ and you can read all about sensory focused toys and ideas for children. Throughout the pandemic particularly there has been a big rise in stress, anxiety and depression amongst children. We have been looking into methods to reduce the stress through toys and activities. Wind-down time and relaxation is ALWAYS important… Often providing your child with a safe space where they can have time to reflect and be independent is...

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