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Keeping active in the winter: Inspiration from the Winter Olympics

Posted by iChild, February 15, 2018 5:26 PM
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Play and Learn Every Day is a former nursery deputy head and now a Stay at Home Mum to an adorable little boy and girl who love to play! She grew up in Canada - where they have "real" winters. She draws on her childhood experiences and her children's excitement about the Winter Olympics to think about activities which we can all enjoy during the cold winter months.

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Winter Olympics - great gift ideas

Posted by iChild, February 07, 2018 3:37 PM
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The 23rd Winter Olympic Games are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from Friday 9th to Sunday 25th February. We've selected our favourite products from our iChild Shop to help children share the excitement.

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Baby-led weaning basics: Getting started with a healthy food relationship for life

Posted by iChild, January 31, 2018 9:30 AM
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By blogger, Midwife and Life, who writes a parenting and lifestyle blog. She is a qualified midwife with many years' experience. She is also Mum to three children, aged seven, six and two. In this article, she shares advice on weaning your baby.

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Great gift ideas for the Chinese New Year of the Dog

Posted by iChild, January 24, 2018 6:20 PM
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We have selected our favourite crafts and books from our iChild Shop to help adults and children alike celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Dog.

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Working with a slow talker

Posted by iChild, January 17, 2018 1:09 PM
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By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy", who was a childminder for 14 years until ill health forced her to give up. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. She has looked after a range of different children. Here she shares her experience in caring for children with a speech delay or disorder.

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Great 2018 offers for arts and crafts!

Posted by iChild, January 10, 2018 2:46 PM
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We've selected some great arts and crafts offers from our iChild Shop. A great start to the New Year for budding painters, sketchers and creatives - as well as for the experienced artisti!

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Creating your family’s meaningful winter celebrations & traditions

Posted by iChild, December 20, 2017 10:13 AM
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By Squished Blueberries, blogger, Mum of three and ex-early years educator who left the preschool life behind to... stay at home and look after her own preschoolers! Not that different, except she doesn't get paid now, or have a lunch break, or sick days - but she and her family are celebrating the winter solstice in a very special way ...

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Christmas Books & Toys - Festive ideas from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, December 13, 2017 3:34 PM
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We have selected Christmas books and toys from our iChild Shop to help make Christmas shopping that little bit easier for you ...

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Art Stamped: Bringing stamps into our lives

Posted by iChild, December 06, 2017 5:15 PM
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The creator of Art Stamped (www.artstamped.com) has been collecting stamps since she was a child. This passion has led to a collection of the most wonderful works of art, created entirely with stamps! Art Stamp's objective? Get more stamps on show and into people’s lives! We think this article will inspire us all!

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Christmas Crafts & Gift Ideas

Posted by iChild, November 30, 2017 5:54 PM
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We have selected a range of festive crafts and our favourite Lego toys from our iChild Shop to help make Christmas shopping that little bit easier ...

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