Smartphones, tablets causing mental health issues in kids as young as two

Parents and teachers must cut the amount of time children spend online or watching television while they’re studying, socialising, eating or even playing sport.

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Children as young as two are developing mental health problems because of smartphones and tablets, scientists warn.

Just an hour a day staring at a screen can be enough to make children more likely to be anxious or depressed. Read more..

Activities for kids

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  • Have You Seen Our Rangoli Pattern Colouring Pages?
    by admin on October 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I've been sorting out, reorganising and updating our Diwali section this week, and picking out some of my favourite Diwali activities as I go through. These Rangoli pattern colouring pages are some of them!

  • Guest Post - Celebrating Autumn
    by admin on October 15, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Autumn is well and truly here so we thought we needed some autumn leaves on our windows. We decided to make them with the bleeding tissue paper method. My kids always love doing this.

  • More Circle Colouring Pages!
    by admin on October 11, 2019 at 8:09 am

    We've published another batch of circle colouring pages today.

  • Guest Post - Adding to our Bookmark Collection
    by admin on October 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Over the weekend I decided that we desperately needed some new bookmarks.

  • New Phase Two Captions Resources
    by admin on October 2, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    We've put together this fun new collection of resources based on the suggested captions from Phase Two in the Letters and Sounds programme - starting with "pat the dog" and working through them all, with some really lovely illustrations to

  • A Second Batch of Circle Colouring Pages
    by admin on October 1, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Today we've published 5 more of our new "circle" colouring pages for older kids and adults - this time featuring mushrooms and wildlife/forest animals (perfect for autumn

  • Fun with Transport Colour by Number...
    by admin on September 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    We've added a lovely new collection of transport themed colour by number pages, perfect for little ones.

  • Guest Post - Skeleton Fun
    by admin on September 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    I have been wanting to start a body theme with the kids and remembered the cute skeleton colouring picture that we used last year for some Day of the Dead Art. 

  • Lovely New Circle Colouring Pages
    by admin on September 26, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    It's a while since we added any new colouring pages for older children and adults, so we are starting a new collection of these lovely "circle colouring pages" today.

  • New Skip Counting Dot to Dots for Autumn
    by admin on September 26, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Learning your times tables is much more fun when there are dot to dots involved!

Preschoolers

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  • 20 Multicultural Children’s Books To Help Build Self-Esteem
    by Colours of Us on July 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

        You cannot truly love others if you don’t love yourself. Healthy self-esteem is the foundation for resilience, compassion and joy. The multicultural children’s books on this list can be a great support in building children’s self-esteem! 20 Multicultural … Read More The post 20 Multicultural Children’s Books To Help Build Self-Esteem appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • New Multicultural Children’s Books June 2019
    by Colours of Us on July 6, 2019 at 7:57 pm

        Last month saw the release of some real gems! Where Are You From?, Leila in Saffron and How To Read A Book are our favourites on this list of new multicultural children’s books June 2019. Which ones are … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books June 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019
    by Colours of Us on June 5, 2019 at 8:45 pm

        A little late due to our whole family being sick but here are the new multicultural children’s books for May 2019! Our favourites this month include the supercute Nerdy Babies: Ocean, beautifully illustrated The Girls, and inspiring We … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books May 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-Winners
    by Colours of Us on May 25, 2019 at 9:41 pm

        Since 1953, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award has been recognizing children’s books of literary and aesthetic excellence that effectively engage children in thinking about peace, social justice, global community, and equality. We love all of the books … Read More The post 2019 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award-Winners appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 21 Multicultural Children’s Books About Feelings
    by Colours of Us on May 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

        Learning how to identify feelings and express them in healthy ways is the foundation of developing social and emotional intelligence. It is never too early to start teaching kids that it is normal to have a wide range … Read More The post 21 Multicultural Children’s Books About Feelings appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2019
    by Colours of Us on April 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm

        Take some time to browse our list of new multicultural children’s books for April 2019! Our favourites this month are A Is For All The Things You Are, Nine Months, The Undefeated and It’s Trevor Noah. Let us know … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books April 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 12 Multicultural Colouring Books for Children
    by Colours of Us on April 26, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        Colouring in is such a soothing activity that children of all ages (and many adults for that matter!) love completely immersing themselves in! While there don’t seem to be too many multicultural colouring books for children out there, … Read More The post 12 Multicultural Colouring Books for Children appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • #DiverseKidLit Link-Up April 2019
    by Colours of Us on April 6, 2019 at 10:49 am

        #Diverse Kidlit Link-Up April 2019   Welcome to our 4th #DiverseKidLit of 2019! Colours of Us is proud to be part of this wonderful monthly book-sharing meme for diverse children’s books! If you are a parent, grandparent, caregiver, teacher, … Read More The post #DiverseKidLit Link-Up April 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • New Multicultural Children’s Books March 2019
    by Colours of Us on April 1, 2019 at 9:08 pm

        Browse our list of new multicultural children’s books for March 2019! Ranging from Preschool to High School, there are some real gems here, our favourites being Awâsis and the World-Famous Bannock, The Yellow Suitcase and A Good Kind Of … Read More The post New Multicultural Children’s Books March 2019 appeared first on Colours of Us.

  • 9 Children’s Books About The Hindu Spring Festival Holi
    by Colours of Us on March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

        20th of March is the start of Holi! Also known as the festival of colours, this joyful Hindu festival celebrates the arrival of spring, the victory of good over evil, friendship and forgiveness. Families, friends and neighbours get … Read More The post 9 Children’s Books About The Hindu Spring Festival Holi appeared first on Colours of Us.