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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.

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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Enjoying Halloween & Bonfire Night with Young Children

Posted by iChild, October 25, 2017 11:40 AM
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By Clare Maher. Clare is a mum of two children, aged two and five, and has been an Ofsted registered childminder since 2013. Here she offers some great suggestions on keeping children safe and happy on Halloween and Bonfire Night.

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Exercising during Pregnancy

Posted by iChild, October 18, 2017 12:30 PM
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Jenny Wright has exercised throughout her life. A few years ago she sprang to fame in an article for the Mail Online, following hostility she had received when running while pregnant. Her healthy, happy children are a few years older now, and here she discuses the benefit of exercise during pregnancy.

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Great ideas for Halloween from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, October 11, 2017 11:10 AM
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We've researched some great ideas to help you and your children enter the spirit of Halloween. From costumes, books, crafts - we've picked out the top treats from our iChild Shop. Happy Halloween!

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Choosing a secondary school

Posted by iChild, October 04, 2017 11:23 AM
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By Jemma, author of Thimble &Twig blog. Jemma is a teacher of many and mother of four. As a teacher, she has helped many parents and students handle the transition to secondary school. In this article, she shares tips and advice on selecting the right school for your child.

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Let Toys Be Toys

Posted by iChild, September 27, 2017 10:26 AM
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Challenging gender stereotypes in childhood. Let Toys Be Toys campaigns for the toy and publishing to stop limiting children's interests by promoting some toys and books as only suitable for girls and others as only suitable for boys.

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Brilliant books for Grandparents' Day!

Posted by iChild, September 21, 2017 10:13 AM
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We've researched some brilliant book 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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