Welcome to the iChild Blog

A big welcome to the new iChild blog! We'll be posting the thoughts of both our own team and special guest bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11 years of age.

Taking the worry out of KS1 SATS tests

Posted by iChild, March 30, 2017 11:13 AM
Article Excerpt Image KS1 tests are taken by children when they are seven at the end of Year 2. This article is by Jemma, author of Thimble&Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. Her blog, Thimbleandtwig.com, is all about her daily adventures in South London, and making and baking with four little people.

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Early Blossom Suncatchers

Posted by iChild, March 29, 2017 5:26 PM
Article Excerpt Image By "the gingerbread house". Jenny has been blogging at "the gingerbread house" for 12 years. She's a mum of two and loves to craft in her spare time. If she's not blogging, she can be found posting on Twitter or Instagram.

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Mini Melodies: How Music Benefits Your Child

Posted by iChild, March 29, 2017 4:29 PM
Article Excerpt Image Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a part-time primary school teacher, specialising in music. She is also mum to a six year old. She loves coming up with fun ways to engage and challenge her child, and is a firm believer that play is the best way for children to learn.

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Outdoor Learning in the Spring

Posted by iChild, March 29, 2017 3:37 PM
Article Excerpt Image By Clare Maher. Clare is a mum of two children, aged two and five, and has been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2013. You can find her blog over at Clare’s Little Tots (clareslittletots.co.uk) where she shares easy crafts, recipes and activities as well as childminding help.

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The Great Sugar Debate

Posted by iChild, March 22, 2017 10:49 AM
Article Excerpt Image By Claudi & Fin. Lucy (Claudia's mum) and Meriel (Fin's mum) met when their children were very little. They bonded over a mutual love of great tasting, healthy food, especially for children. This led to the recipe for Claudi & Fin’s first product – a naturally delicious frozen lolly made with Greek style yoghurt, real fruit and vitamin D. They are passionate about good food for children. And passionate about health!

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Developing communication and language through play with your baby

Posted by iChild, March 16, 2017 5:12 PM
Article Excerpt Image 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 7, 6 and 2. In this article, she is writing about how we can help our babies' communication and language development.

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Five things I wish I had known on diagnosis day

Posted by iChild, March 15, 2017 2:18 PM
Article Excerpt Image 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 her experience caring for her daughter, and what she has learnt throughout the years.

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