Ul­ti­mate beach guide!

Get set for sand, sea and a whole load of fun*É

Mother & Baby (UK) - - CONTENTS -

En­joy sea, sand and stress-free fun

Love the idea of mak­ing mem­o­ries at the beach with your young­ster? M&B’s Ul­ti­mate beach guide will equip you with all the es­sen­tial know-how you need, along with oo­dles of fun ac­tiv­i­ties to en­sure your day is packed with plenty of sandy smiles, whether you’re head­ing to the Mal­dives, Ma­jorca or Mar­gate. ‘There’s some­thing about the meet­ing of land and wa­ter that cre­ates awe and won­der in chil­dren,’ says Cassie Hol­land, beach school co-or­di­na­tor and early years prac­ti­tioner. ‘It en­gages all the senses: the toe-scrunch­ing feel of the sand, the sight of the seag­ulls, the smell of brine, the sound of the ocean, and the taste of the salt in the air – it’s such a stim­u­lat­ing place to ex­plore.’

Re­search car­ried out at the Euro­pean Cen­tre for Environment and Hu­man Health also sug­gests that be­ing in na­ture helps to pro­tect chil­dren from stress and im­proves their abil­ity to prob­lem solve. And of all our nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments in the world, it’s the coast that cre­ates the great­est sense of well­be­ing. ‘And that’s some­thing you’ll see in your young­ster,’ says Cassie. ‘Chil­dren re­act to be­ing on the beach in dif­fer­ent ways. Some just want to sit down, feel­ing the tex­ture of the sand un­der their toes and lis­ten­ing to the waves. Oth­ers want to run around in that huge space, belly-laugh­ing. But, which­ever, you’ll see and feel just how happy yours is to be there.’ So, grab your bucket and spade, and let’s go…!

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