Child Care News for Parents & Carers
September 27, 2017
Welcome, this week learn about the PDF framework and how you can use it to restore balance in your life. Also, 15 boredom busters for the spring school holidays.
Simple ways to reclaim your child's downtime
It's easy to get caught up in the whirr of busy weeks and hectic weekends, however, according to a framework called 'PDF', it might be time to restore a little balance in your child's action-packed existence.

PDF stands for 'playtime, downtime, family time' (yes, yes it also stands for 'portable document format'), and this framework was created by Denise Pope and her colleagues at Challenge Success.

The crux of PDF is that children of all ages need the three 'categories of wellbeing' every day if they are to thrive. Ms Pope says that playtime, downtime and family time are closely connected with building the 'crucial life skills that kids need in order to become happy and healthy adults'.
15 creative ways to entertain kids over the holidays
'I'm borrrrrred' These two words will always strike fear and dread into the hearts of parents and caregivers. However, with a little planning and a lot of inspiration, the school holidays can be filled with cheap, cheerful and thoroughly entertaining kids' activities.

Without further ado, here are 15 ways to banish boredom over the school break.
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