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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.

Help with the realisations hitting parents of school-age children

Posted by iChild, April 01, 2020 10:20 AM
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Nikki Young is a children's author who, like so many others, finds herself looking after her children's education at home. We're grateful to her for sharing her article with us, full of inspiring, yet practical, advice.

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Coronavirus Concerns & Children: How to Help Children Deal with Covid-19 Anxieties

Posted by iChild, March 25, 2020 10:04 AM
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Psychotherapist Noel McDermott discusses the challenges facing families during the coronavirus situation, and shares his advice. The current coronavirus situation is worrying for many people and children are especially vulnerable to the fear and anxiety experienced by the adults around them..

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How to win a SEN tribunal

Posted by iChild, March 18, 2020 11:39 AM
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For many parents, a tribunal may be the only way they can get the right level of support to help their child achieve their potential at school. Journalist Hasna Haider shares her advice to help parents navigate this often difficult and emotional situation.

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Spring gifts and ideas from our ichild Shop

Posted by iChild, March 11, 2020 12:52 PM
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Spring is in the air ... So we've made a small selection of gifts from our iChild Shop to celebrate the new season!

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Encouraging older children to read

Posted by iChild, March 04, 2020 11:20 AM
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Thursday 5th March is World Book Day. We're very grateful to BookTrust for sharing their article on encouraging older children to read with us at iChild. After all, reading is a joy to last a lifetime!

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A selection of books from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, February 26, 2020 10:06 AM
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To celebrate World Book Day, we've selected six of our favourite books from our iChild Shop. Share the stories with your little ones or let your older bookworm reading independently!

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Car Seat Confusion

Posted by iChild, February 19, 2020 10:08 AM
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A Quarter of UK Parents are putting children at risk and breaking the law due to car seat confusion. Our thanks to Kiddi Caru for sharing such an important blog with us.

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Valentine's Day gift and ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, February 12, 2020 2:37 PM
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Valentine's Day is this Friday. So we've selected baby products and gifts from our iChild Shop, which you can give to your nearest and dearest ones with heartfelt love and affection!

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Reading with your child

Posted by iChild, February 05, 2020 1:34 PM
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This week is National Storytelling Week. We're very grateful to BookTrust for sharing their article on reading with your child with us at iChild. It's never too early to start!

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What to do if your child is showing signs of hearing loss

Posted by iChild, January 29, 2020 10:14 AM
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Hearing loss affects thousands of families across the UK but when you become a parent knowing the signs in your own child can be difficult. Ben Meredith, audiologist and Senior Clinical Specialist from hearing specialists, MED-EL, offers his advice on what to do if you suspect your baby or child may be experiencing hearing problems. Our thanks to MED-EL for sharing his article with iChild.

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