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Guest Post: Toddlers & Tablets – What You Need To Consider

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post, Information | Posted on 07-02-2013

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Bringing up children before the digital age was far more basic. There has always been plenty to do using pens, paper, toys and a little imagination, but now it can be hard to narrow down exactly what you need. As a modern parent you are probably keen to use tablets in your parenting – and here is how you can:


Tablets for drawing


One of the things children love to do more than anything else is draw. Obviously, you could just give them some paper and some crayons but there are tablets available that can bring this activity into the modern age and
many parents already are already doing this.

Take your pick from standalone tablets for colouring, drawing or attachments to games consoles. The latter of which can save you a lot of money by using a console you already own, such as Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii.

Parenting apps

A new tablet, of course, doesn’t only have to be for your toddler. As a parent, these handy devices can also help you by offering tips and advice when needed. There are apps available on the Android store that help you to cook the right food and respond correctly to your child’s concerns so you can get even more use out of your tablet.

Always supervise

It goes without saying that your child’s tablet use should be supervised at all times by a parent or guardian. Tablets aimed at the child market have been designed to be perfectly safe but as with any toy, youngsters should not be left to their own devices. By interacting with them whilst they use the tablet you could also enhance the benefits which they gain from it too.

Limit their time on tablets

A tablet can be a fantastic learning aid for small children, with apps available to help them spell, learn and talk. However, it should be used sparingly as a supplement to your child’s learning and development rather than a straight substitute for other methods.

Foxy Bingo

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 26-09-2012

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As the rain batters down outside pretty much constantly at the moment the idea of going out in the evening might not really appeal. If its not the weather putting you off the issue of child care might be a problem. If you’re looking for a fun social activity that you can do in the warmth and comfort of your own home, check out Foxy Bingo.

Launched in 2005 Foxy Bingo is one of the biggest online bingo communities in the UK, and its also one of the friendliest. With regular promotions and busy online chat rooms not only are you getting a great social activity, but you might just end up winning a tidy some of money too.

When you Join and deposit £10 into your account Foxy Bingo will give you £20 absolutely free to use to buy tickets and join in the games. There are free games and weekly specials, and at the moment you can get a ticket to win £100K free. There are chat rooms to make friends and have a good natter with the other players, regular competitions to win prizes, and even an online magazine featuring celebrity interviews and winners stories.

Foxy Bingo is totally secure so your bank details are never in danger, and they also provide support if you ever think your gambling has got out of control. Whilst Foxy Bingo is meant to be fun there are also dangers when it comes to gambling, but the support and guidance is there if things ever get out of hand.

I’m not a regular gambler – largely because I never remember to buy a Lottery ticket – but I have played a little online bingo in my time. It is great fun. Not just the prospect of winning money – and we can all hope that it’ll be us – but also the excitement of the games and friendly chat at the same time. Its also great because you can play any time. So if the idea of heading out tonight doesn’t appeal, log on to Foxy Bingo – and if you do win, remember who sent you yeah?