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/
Advent Calendar Competition
This year we are bringing back our Advent Calendar Competition on our Facebook page! Each day from 1st - 24th December we will be running a task on the page and picking someone to win a prize bundle. With prizes from Our Little Globe, Stuck on You, Thermapen, Scentco UK, ToucanBox, HamaBeads, Orchard Toys, Pip Ahoy, Gotrovo and more, don't miss it!
If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!