Baby Leo has some tips on how to protect your baby from dehydration, sunburn and sunstroke in the hot weather.
Make sure you turn the sound up! Video clip from BBC News
A record 73 parks in Scotland have been given a prestigious Green Flag Award in recognition of their high standards and quality.
Three more parks than last year received the award from environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful. Full article
Are you the kind of parent that’s always hugging your kids? If the answer is yes then don’t stop doing what you’re doing.
According to new research, physical affection during a baby’s development period is even more important than we thought. Full article
What do you think about playing today and how have play opportunities changed for children, families and communities through time? We want to hear what you think.
Playday, the national day to celebrate play, is 30 years old this year. The national organisations that promote play in the UK want to find out how play opportunities have changed over these years and need your help.
Could you spare 15-20 minutes to complete an online survey?
Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PLAYDAY_2017_SURVEY to complete the survey and we would be grateful if you ask your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to complete too.
Help us understand the nature of the play in the UK today and how this has changed over the last 30 years.
Closing date for survey is 21 July.
For more information about Playday and the UK-wide survey, please let us know.
Thanking you in advance.
There is a crisis in mental health for young people. Services are operating in silos and they are not working for over-tested, overstressed young people. Much emphasis has been placed on teenagers with low self-esteem, with behavioural and emotional issues and how we can support them. Full article
Fathers who interact more with their babies during the first few months of life may boost their child’s mental development, experts have found.
Children of fathers who are more engaged and active when playing with their babies perform better on cognitive tests later in childhood, according to a study published in Infant Mental Health Journal. Full article
Slathering on sunscreen could be one of the factors behind people becoming vitamin D deficient, a new study suggests. Full article
A safety organisation in the Netherlands is campaigning to encourage parents to let children play more dangerously.
Dutch children are the happiest in the developed world according to UNICEF, but VeiligheidNL believes they are being “pampered”. Full article