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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.

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 artistic!

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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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Choosing a Primary School

Posted by iChild, November 24, 2017 3:40 PM
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By Jemma, author of Thimble &Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. She has gone through the process of selecting a primary school before. Here she shares tips and advice on selecting the right one for your child.

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Advent gift ideas from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, November 15, 2017 4:27 PM
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We have selected our favourite Advent toys from our iChild Shop to help your excited little ones count down to Christmas.

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Reflections on Remembrance Day

Posted by iChild, November 08, 2017 12:06 PM
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By Emma and 3. Mum to three, and teacher of many, Emma is a writer, teacher, public speaker, author and editor at Tots 100. She is a qualified teacher and a mum to children with interesting health conditions. Here she discusses talking about Remembrance Day with children.

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Ideas for Remembrance Day from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 01, 2017 10:34 AM
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""Never was so much owed by so many to so few". These words continue to be true. We have selected a range of products from our iChild Shop to support the Royal British Legion, as well as some wonderful books to help children share the experiences of the two World Wars.

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