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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.

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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Books to celebrate Mother's Day from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, February 24, 2021 11:53 AM
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Mother's Day is around the corner. We've selected some lovely books from our iChild Shop to make sure you enjoy your day as much as possible.

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Building a future of inclusion & social justice

Posted by iChild, February 17, 2021 9:38 AM
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Educate & Celebrate is an experienced team of teachers and youth workers who have made their schools LGBT+Friendly. The team develop resources and programmes supporting young people, teachers and families. Their founder, Dr Elly Barns MBE, writes about how we can build a future of inclusion.

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Guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use

Posted by iChild, February 10, 2021 12:34 PM
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Have you or your children been spending more time on your phone or laptop? This article gives advice on managing our own and, more importantly, our children's screen time. It was written by Compare the Market and they have shared it for our iChild members.

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