P G Allders
Good vision is essential to a child’s development as so much of what they learn is taken through their eyes.
Here at Raring2go Bedford, having 2 children that wear glasses we feel it is so important to remind people that we should have our
eyes examined at least every couple years. Most children have excellent sight and do not need to wear glasses. Some children
may have vision screening done at school (between the ages of four and five). However, the earlier any issues are picked up, the better.
If there are problems and they are not picked up at an early age, the child may have permanently reduced vision in one or both eyes. If you have any concerns about your child’s eyes, or if there is a history of squint or lazy eye in the family, Allders suggest that you don’t wait for the vision screening at school, take your child to one of their 11 branches across Bedfordshire for a sight test.
This is free under the NHS for children under 16. Also, your child doesn’t have to be able to read or talk to have a sight test, so don’t leave it, get them checked today!
Ampthill - Barton - Biggleswade - Dunstable - Flitwick - Harpenden - Leighton Buzzard - Letchworth - Luton - Sandy - St Neots
Now at their Barton Branch, Allders are offering a unique system of coloured lenses that can help children with dyslexia. The system can give your child a fast and reliable screening to test for visual dyslexia. When your child selects the right colour combination during their assessment, an instant improvement can be seen including clear text. To find out more contact the Barton Branch on 01582 881 478.
To find out more about Chomagen and how it could help your child go to http://dyslexia-help.co.uk/
Naughty but nice Puddings!
Check out our delicious puddings, my favourite is the limoncello trifle, not suitable for the kids, but there are some other scrummy recipes that the whole family can enjoy! Take a look in our pudding section for recipes to make summer BBQ's and eating alfresco all the more tasty! My girls LOVE the chocolate pizza - making it, but mostly eating it!
Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!