Why Board-Games Are Essential For Healthy Child Development

Why Board-Games Are Essential For Healthy Child Development On a recent family trip to the iconic Stonehenge, one of the highlights from the weekend for us as a family was discovering the game Frustration that was provided in the Airbnb we were staying in. We must have played it over 20 times over the space […]

Disconnect to Reconnect Week

Disconnect to Reconnect Week 18th March – 22nd March Helen Lord – Healthy Schools and PSHE Consultant Leeds City Council In partnership with No Phones at Home and BBC Look North, Leeds City Council’s Health & Wellbeing Service are inviting all schools across Leeds to take part in a devices’ free week, entitled, ‘Disconnect to Re-connect’ […]

The value of Play: Digital Play vs Traditional Play

The value of Play Digital Play vs Traditional Play   Leanne Wilton, Founder of Pop-up Pop-in, a Leeds based service providing facepainting, hairbraiding, biodegradable glitter tattoos, arts and crafts shares her thoughts on the value of play. We all know what the words ‘value’ and ‘play’ mean but when you think of them in relation […]

Cost Of Beauty

Cost of Beauty: Dove Self-Esteem Project My reaction as a member of Gen Z Emily Rhodes Earlier this year Dove released a 3-minute film as part of their powerful new campaign to highlight the negative effects social media has on young people’s mental health. The film tells the true story of Mary, a girl who […]

The benefits of creative play for childhood development 

Enticing children away from their smart devices with an alternative form of entertainment can often be the initial hurdle for many parents. Encouraging creative play can be something children of all ages can engage in and enjoy.

Wilderness Adventures Forest School Ideas for No Phones Day

Wilderness Adventures Forest School Ideas for No Phones Day Struggle to get away from screens at home? Then get yourself out and enjoy natures playground! Removing those household distractions gives you the opportunity for real connection to each other and to our natural world. by wildernessadventuresltd.com Forest school offers a learner centred approach, where participants […]

5 CHILDREN’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

5 Children’s Book Recommendations Truman’s Books is an independent bookstore located in Farsley, Leeds. Founder, Wendy Truman has selected 5 books to enjoy with the younger members of your family on No Phones At Home Day! Look- Up For 0-5 years this is a great picture books about the amazing things you can see when […]

10 things I hate about you…my phone

10 things I hate about you…my phone Written by Victoria Clapham Like many people, my mobile phone has become an honorary appendage I feel very uncomfortable without. It’s become so intrinsically linked to all areas of my life, that not It’s these feelings that demonstrate the love/hate relationship I have with my phone. On the […]

5 Recommended Personal Development Books To Read on No Phones At Home Day

5 Recommended Personal Development Books To Read on No Phones At Home Day Ros Jones, Author and Business Coach 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey If you only ever read ONE personal development book, Covey’s “7 Habits” has to be that one. It’s packed full of Covey’s deep wisdom on practically […]