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Play boosts children’s all round development

ChildsplayA new study supports the view that play helps boost children’s language development, problem solving, risk management and independent learning.

The report, the Play Return, was produced for the Children’s Play Policy Forum and found play improved children’s physical and mental health, as well as their emotional well-being.

It also found playtime in the school playground could enhance academic skills and attitudes and behaviour.

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Using dance to teach mathematics and science

Children love to learn on the move and are natural kinesthetic learners.

Dance Integration for Teaching Science and Mathematics will help them do just that as they learn concepts and content in dance, mathematics and science.

The book contains 38 lesson plans that bring mathematics and science to life for primary school children as they are are guided through creative practices that integrate mathematics and science content with movement.

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Take the right steps to golfing success

Develop a consistent swing and master every golf shot on your way to a lower handicap.

Golf: Steps to Success provides detailed, progressive instruction with accompanying full colour photographs for every shot, from putts, chip shots and pitch shots to shots from the fairway, off the tee, and from bunkers, rough and bad lies.

This self-paced learning tool allows golfers to develop a solid overall game and build on any initial golf lessons they may have had.

Normal Price: £15.99 l €20.80
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National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day logoNational Fitness Day
26th. September 2014

ukactive will be running National Fitness Day, on Friday 26th September, an event that is set to become the UK’s biggest celebration of physical activity.

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Five a day is enough

Fresh FruitNew research published in the British Medical Journal supports the view that consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle, but suggests that eating more may have no additional benefits.

A previous study in England found that eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day was healthier than the minimum five but this is not supported by the BMJ analysis of worldwide studies which found that after five portions a day, there was no further impact.

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