Why Arts and Crafts Are Important for Children

Toby and Gabe painting a fireworks picture together

Arts, crafts and creative exercises have long been an established part of teaching, learning and play for children – but, why exactly are they so important?

It may be easy to think of play and art as simply a pleasurable diversion for children, but it can have a profound impact on their development. Art and play can help children to expand their social and cognitive skills, has a lasting impact on personality and shapes the way that they approach and deal with problems.

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Practical family budgeting tips

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Running the family budget can be a headache. It is not as simple as knowing how much your regular bills add up to and being sure that there is enough money available to cover those. If it was, doing your family budget would take just a few minutes. It is the so-called little things, the day-to-day extras and paying for emergencies that catch you out. Controlling how much you spend on items like that is not easy. But, there are things you can do to make managing this type of expense easier.

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An alternative night out

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When you have a family to look after, you can find it difficult to get sufficient time to give yourself a treat and head out for the night. When the opportunity does arise, chances are you get caught in the usual swing of things and meet a friend for lunch or head out for a glass of wine. But why not try something different every once in a while? Mixing things up a little can keep your life interesting and open you up to all sorts of positive experiences!

To get the ball rolling in the right direction, why not make your next trip out a trip to the theatre? This is a brilliant night out that is creative, gets you thinking and can expose you to some of the best acting, singing and even dancing in the world! There are plenty of plays to choose from, so no matter what you’re into, you’re bound to find something that ticks all your boxes and will leave you with something to shout about to your friends and family.

What’s more? Theatre is becoming increasingly inclusive, so heading to a new show can often be a great way to show your support for women! This is increasingly important, as representation is helping to make the world a better and more just place for our kids as they grow up.

Just take a look at the infographic on broadway shows below!

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Top collectible wine producing countries worth exploring

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“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he dares to lose sight of the shore.” It means that for us to see how wonderful the world is, we must go out and travel. Taking ourselves to places we’ve never been before can surely give us a gratifying feeling. We must have the courage to discover things and places outside of your comfort zones.

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