- 62% of youngsters would rather play outside with friends than stay indoors watching TV or playing computer games
- 52% of kids think playing outdoors is more exciting than playing indoors
Well, during half term this last week, the girls have been constantly asking to play outside, on their bikes, scooters or just generally running around, playing with a ball or a skipping rope. Even 19-month-old Pierre has been practising kicking a ball around ! The trouble has been that it has been bitterly cold so after half an hour, it's been time to come back in, cheeks flushed and burning with the cold, to drink a warming cup of hot chocolate.
Luckily, today the sun came out so we headed off to the park. The girls had great fun looking for ladybirds - there were dozens of them ! I'm sure it's not warm enough for them (which probably explains why there were so many dead ones !) but they enjoyed it nevertheless ! Needless to say, all that playing on swings and slides and climbing frames inevitably led to a few bumps and bruises, but that's just all a part of growing up, in my book.
Here you go - all better ! You can't see their top halves but they had huge grins on their faces after sticking on their plasters !
Savlon had kindly sent us a couple of packs of their plasters to try out - the fabric ones I remember from my own childhood and their Advanced plasters for faster healing, which contain a special ingredient that can control bleeding and therefore speed up the start of the healing process. I have to say, after using "cheapie" plasters for a while, I could tell the difference going back to a big brand because they actually stayed on all night rather than coming off in the bed halfway through the night (which always results in a soggy dirty plaster or three in the washing machine filter when you wash the sheets !)
star rating : 5/5
RRP : Advanced Plasters - £1.74 for 10, £2.60 for 20 ; Fabric Plasters - £1.75 for 24
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