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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.

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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Fossil hunting & iChild Shop's top fossil toys

Posted by iChild, July 05, 2017 11:50 AM
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The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site status due to its unique insight into the Earth Sciences. The rocks record 185 million years of Earth’s history, and some of the iChild team recently went fossil hunting through this unique “walk through time”. This inspired us to feature our favourite fossil and dinosaur books and toys from our iChild Shop. Happy hunting (and shopping)!

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Caring for a child in a wheelchair

Posted by iChild, June 28, 2017 5:35 PM
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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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Top craft offers and ideas

Posted by iChild, June 21, 2017 6:36 PM
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Pom poms galore - and much more! If you and your children enjoy crafting together, then we have a fun new craft for as well as a selection of special crafting offers on our iChild Shop!

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Preparing your child for a sibling

Posted by iChild, June 14, 2017 5:37 PM
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Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a part-time primary school teacher, specialising in music. She is also mum to a three year old. In this post, she talks about preparing her daughter for the arrival of a sibling. Read more...

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Posted by iChild, June 07, 2017 3:28 PM
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Posted by iChild. Our iChild shop has a range of products from our partner retailers. We've selected some great ideas for Father's Day. We hope you and your child will find that perfect gift to make Dad's day ... Happy Father's Day!

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Reluctant Writers

Posted by iChild, May 24, 2017 5:39 PM
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By Inside Martyn's Thoughts. He began his blog as an outlet to organise all the thoughts floating in his head. He re-launched it when he became a stay at home dad with the hope of documenting the journey they were undertaking. Something he wasn't expecting was for it to grow! His blog has become a place to share the highs and lows of family life from a single, stay at home dad’s perspective.

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Fun and learning by the river - an old-fashioned summer

Posted by iChild, May 17, 2017 9:44 AM
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By Squished Blueberries. Squished Blueberries is a blogger and 29 year old Mum of three. She is an 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... and no one says thanks at the end of the day.

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SATs Year 6 survival tips

Posted by iChild, May 03, 2017 4:50 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 has been blogging for six years and full time for two. She is a qualified teacher (former Head of Sociology in a large comprehensive school) and a mum to children with interesting health conditions. She like wine, clothes and going away (who doesn’t!).

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