Welcome to the iChild Blog

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.

Musical instruments from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, May 12, 2021 11:59 AM
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Music is a great recreational activity for children, and research shows that learning an instrument can help children's concentration and mental wellbeing. So we've selected some of our favourites from our iChild Shop, for babies, toddlers and children.  

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Step out for Mental Health

Posted by iChild, April 28, 2021 10:12 AM
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Place2Be is the UK’s leading school-based mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in schools. We’re delighted to spread the word on “Stepping out for Mental Health”. Find out more – get fit, and help support this great cause!

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My experiences of how children react to disability and illness

Posted by iChild, April 21, 2021 11:15 AM
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Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her memories on children's reactions to disabilities and illness.

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STEM toys and books from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, April 14, 2021 2:56 PM
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STEM toys are just the thing to help girls and boys develop their logical, spatial and problem-solving skills and knowledge. So we've selected a few of our favourites from our iChild Shop.

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Coping with grief: Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to talk to their children about death during the pandemic

Posted by iChild, April 07, 2021 10:00 AM
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During the Covid-19 pandemic, many more children and young people will be experiencing bereavement. We are pleased to share Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to help their children cope with the death of a family member.

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Talking to your children about the loss of a pet

Posted by iChild, March 31, 2021 10:25 AM
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Losing a beloved can be a child's first encounter with bereavement. Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her advice on talking to your child about losing a pet.

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Role play toys from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, March 24, 2021 1:27 PM
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Role play is a great way to develop the imagination and empathy of boys and girls. It's also a perfect opportunity to develop children's knowledge and understanding of the world. So we've selected a few from our iChild Shop.

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A selection of top toys from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, March 17, 2021 12:21 PM
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We've selected a range of toys from our iChild Shop. Perfect to reward and entertain little ones, as our lives seem to be slowly returning to 'normal'.

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Animal Fu - Encouraging children to interact, move and exercise

Posted by iChild, March 10, 2021 11:22 AM
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Linda Hall (Miss Fu)’s love of fitness and dance began in childhood. As an adult, she studied at Martial Arts Academy, learning Wing Chun. Later she trained in Hong Kong and Zhaoqing city in China. Linda shares her story of how she created Animal Fu, and why she is so passionate about it.

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Turn On The Subtitles Schools Campaign Launch

Posted by iChild, March 03, 2021 10:42 AM
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Oli Barrett and Henry Warren teamed up to found Turn On The Subtitles, because they felt the idea was 'so blindingly obvious that it just has to happen'. They've shared their press release with us. We are pleased and proud to lend our support, and help all children's literacy - everywhere.

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