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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.

Grandparents' Day Gift Ideas

Posted by iChild, September 21, 2017 10:13 AM
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We've researched some great gift ideas for children to give on Grandparents' Day - including David Walliams' tales of the most exciting granny and grandpa ever ... Happy Grandparents' Day!

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Working with a Down Syndrome child

Posted by iChild, September 13, 2017 10:42 AM
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By blogger, "The Next Best Thing to Mummy". She is a mum, step mum and grandparent, who worked as 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 great experience in caring for a range of different children.

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"Paint your own ceramics": Great Hobbycraft offers!

Posted by iChild, September 06, 2017 9:26 AM
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Via the iChild Shop. The perfect gift to help children learn about money and the importance of saving, while also encouraging creativity. There's something to suit every taste! A range of Hobbycraft's "paint your own ceramics" are on special offer: Paint Your Own Money Box Animal 4 Pack Bundle (£9,...

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Back to school - product ideas and offers!

Posted by iChild, August 30, 2017 3:34 PM
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We're featuring a selection of products to help you and your children prepare for the imminent return to school. Some may even be starting school for the first time. Wishing all of you good luck for the new school year!

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Postcard from an iChild winner

Posted by iChild, August 23, 2017 9:30 AM
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HiPP Organic recently held a Holiday Free Prize Draw. Mel Sinclair, her husband and three year old daughter were the lucky winners. Mel has kindly written this lovely article for us.

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Using the Five Point Scale to manage emotions

Posted by iChild, August 09, 2017 2:36 PM
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Blogger, Mummy Times Two, has a nine year old daughter on the Autism spectrum. She is also an Autism Specialist Teacher. In this post she shares a useful technique for managing children's emotions.

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Travel offers from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, August 02, 2017 5:30 PM
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It's all about packing and travelling! If you're setting off on your summer holidays, we're featuring special offers for children's cases and rucksacks from our iChild Shop.

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Keeping children active over the summer

Posted by iChild, July 26, 2017 10:42 AM
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Play & Learn is a former nursery deputy head who is now a Stay at Home Mom to an adorable little boy and girl who love to play! She believes play helps them learn and develop, and she shares ideas for games and toys that they play with every day on her blog. She has lived in England for over 10 years. Many of her ideas are inspired by her Canadian upbringing, as well as her teaching experience in the UK.

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Tennis and bikes - great toy ideas!

Posted by iChild, July 19, 2017 9:00 AM
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The new Wimbledon Lawn Tennis champions have been crowned! The Tour de France winner is wearing the yellow jersey with pride ... and we have looked out some great suggestions for children's tennis and bike toys from our iChild Shop! 

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Separation anxiety in babies

Posted by iChild, July 11, 2017 2:12 PM
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Midwife and Life 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 discusses separation anxiety in babies.

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