According to new research, traditional activities such as ‘freestyle’ play, building dens or bike riding are no longer favoured childhood pastimes as they once were, as a third of children will spend most of their summer holidays watching TV and playing computer games. I remember fondly (and perhaps with a hint of the rose tinted specs) long summer holidays climbing trees, going on bike-rides, and yes… building dens in ditches and hiding from passers-by.
The Skinny Jean Gardeners, who have their own Youtube channel and are regulars on CBBC’s Blue Peter, talk about a new campaign to get kids into the garden and away from the screens – and they offer their tips on how to inspire kids into the garden in our video above.
A new survey shows the popularity of playing outside even during the summer holidays is in decline…
With obstacles to outside play including parents being unwilling to let their children get mucky or to engage in creative play outside without constant adult supervision, Homebase has launched a new campaign, ‘Room to Grow’ to inspire kids to put down their phones and iPad’s and get into the garden this summer.
The Skinny Jean Gardeners, who have their own YouTube channel and are regulars on CBBC’s Blue Peter are supporting the campaign and have created a series of inspirational and how-to videos, including how-to build a tee-pee and how-to paint a plant pot using vegetables.