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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.

Holidaying abroad with Eurocamp

Posted by iChild, July 18, 2018 12:41 PM
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iChild has been a proud partner to Eurocamp for many years. So we were really pleased to hear that our top blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, had enjoyed a holiday using our iChild discount. And jumped at the chance of asking her to write a blog about her experiences!

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Ten tips for feeding a fussy eater

Posted by iChild, July 11, 2018 10:30 AM
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By Clare Maher. Clare is a mum of two children, aged six and three, and has been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2012. So she has plenty of experience encouraging fussy children to eat! In this article, she shares this experience, with ten great tips to help us with difficult eaters - and keep calm at the same time!

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Books about the great outdoors

Posted by iChild, July 04, 2018 3:59 PM
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We've selected our favourite books from our iChild Shop, which feature the different marvels of our natural world. They're divided across the age-ranges, and we thought they'd be perfect to encourage children to get out and about as the summer holidays arrive!

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Worried about your child's mental health?

Posted by iChild, June 29, 2018 3:06 PM
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We are proud be permitted to share this blog by Place2Be, a leading 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. Even children of primary school age can suffer from mental health issues. This article shares the benefit of Place2Be's extensive experience to help us support our children.

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Football toys from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, June 20, 2018 3:27 PM
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With most of the nation sharing the passion and excitement of the beautiful game, we've selected a range of fabulous football products from our iChild Shop. Perfect for little football fans to copy their football heroes!

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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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