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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.

Importance of supporting EAL pupils during school closures

Posted by iChild, May 18, 2020 10:52 AM
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FlashAcademy® has a raft of free home learning resources for EAL learners, perfect for both parents and teachers to use, plus you can also get a free trial to their app.

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Activities and ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, April 22, 2020 9:24 AM
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Children are going back to school. Or, they would be in normal days ... We've selected a few items from our iChild Shop which young and old might enjoy, to help people through these times.

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Children learn ‘sophisticated’ adult sharing behaviours at a surprisingly young age

Posted by iChild, April 15, 2020 9:00 AM
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New research into childhood sharing reveals this surprising behaviour. We're grateful to Liverpool Hope University for sharing their article on our iChild Blog.

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Easter crafts and ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, April 08, 2020 9:00 AM
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Easter Sunday is a few days' away. But this will be no ordinary Easter break. So we've selected a few gift ideas from our ichild Shop to help you out over the holidays.

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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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