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A big welcome to our iChild blog! With regular posts from both the iChild team and our specialist iChild bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11.

Enjoying team games and the World Cup!

Posted by iChild, June 13, 2018 12:10 PM
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Play & Learn is a former nursery deputy head who is now a Stay at Home Mum to an adorable little boy and girl who love to play! She has lived in England for over 10 years. Many of her ideas are inspired by both her Canadian upbringing and her teaching experience in the UK. Here she talks about using the World Cup to encourage all children to get active!

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Things to do with Dad on Father's Day

Posted by iChild, June 06, 2018 3:21 PM
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Father's Day is round the corner. So we've selected these great ideas from our iChild shop for children to do out and about with Dad.

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Children & household chores ..

Posted by iChild, May 30, 2018 2:57 PM
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By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy". She is a mum, stepmum and grandparent, who worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. Here she discusses her experience of encouraging her own children to help around the house.

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Build a bottle bird feeder

Posted by iChild, May 23, 2018 5:59 PM
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Sainsbury's Bank Money Matters Blog have created a simple birder, which you and your children can make together. We're proud to share this, as we think it's important to care for our wildlife, to get children outdoors - and our bird population will benefit! 

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Body image issues and eating disorders in children – can parents help?

Posted by iChild, May 16, 2018 2:26 PM
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Helena Grace Donald is an empowerment coach and teen mentor. Concerned about the pressures facing even primary school children, she uses her own experiences as an adolescent trying so hard to fit in and "be perfect". She is the author of "Learning to Love the girl in the Mirror".

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A selection of the top slings and baby carriers from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, May 09, 2018 10:46 AM
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Keeping your baby close to you as much as possible helps with bonding. Our iChild Shop has a range of the most popular slings and baby-carriers, and we've highlighted a selection for you here.

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Managing your emotions during pregnancy and after birth

Posted by iChild, May 02, 2018 1:32 PM
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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 managing emotions during pregnancy and after your child is born.

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Sleep products for baby from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, April 25, 2018 9:57 AM
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The miracle of a brand new baby brings great joy but can be accompanied by sleepless nights! We've selected a range of products from our iChild's Shop to help your baby settle into their bedtime routine.

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Selecting a tutor for your child

Posted by iChild, April 18, 2018 11:32 AM
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By Jemma, author of Thimble &Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. In this article, she shares reassuring advice on selecting a tutor to help your child prepare for 11-Plus exams, and on how to support your child.

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How do I support a grieving child

Posted by iChild, April 11, 2018 1:54 PM
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We are proud be permitted to share this blog by Place2Be, a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff. In this moving article, Place2B's service manager shares his personal advice on supporting children through the trauma of bereavement.

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