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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.

Koala Bear gifts from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, January 22, 2020 10:48 AM
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Australia Day is this coming Sunday, 26th January. We've looked out some koala bear gifts and toys from our iChild Shop. Perfect presents, and also a great way to encourage children's interest in the amazing land of Australia. Of course, our thoughts are very much with Australia at the moment. We're also supporting WWF's Bush Fire Appeal.

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Postnatal depression - are fathers at risk?

Posted by iChild, January 15, 2020 5:46 PM
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Dr. Mark Winwood is the leading psychological expert at AXA PPP healthcare. He provides helpful advice to support dads and families who may be dealing with postnatal depression. We're grateful to him for sharing his article with iChild.

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Being a school reading volunteer

Posted by iChild, January 08, 2020 11:08 AM
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Next Best Thing to Mummy was a childminder for 14 years until her stroke. She has been employed as a preschool development worker and by the children’s centre as a support childminder. Here she shares her experience of being a school reading volunteer.

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Christmas books from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, December 18, 2019 9:03 AM
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The Christmas holidays are upon us! If your child's thoughts are turning to presents of a literary nature ... we've selected some lovely toys from our iChild Shop. A quick and easy way to track down the perfect gift for your little bookworm!

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Attending the school Nativity

Posted by iChild, December 11, 2019 2:01 PM
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Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder for 14 years, as a preschool development worker, then as support childminder for the children's center. In this blog, she looks back at her children's nativity shows. She's kindly sharing her blog with iChild - and we're sure her experiences will chime with many of us!

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Christmas Toys from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, December 05, 2019 2:08 PM
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As Christmas comes closer, children's thoughts may just be turning to presents... So we've selected some lovely toys from our iChild Shop. A quick and easy way to track down the perfect gift!

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Christmas craft activities from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 27, 2019 5:25 PM
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As Christmas approaches, and children's excitement grows, we've selected a range of our favourite crafts from our iChild Shop. The perfect way to channel that excitement and help children get creative!

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Does technology affect our children's behaviour?

Posted by iChild, November 20, 2019 4:14 PM
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Blogger, Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder for 14 years, as a preschool development worker, then as support childminder for the children's center. In this blog, she discusses her views on children and technology.

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Gender stereotypes in sports

Posted by iChild, November 13, 2019 7:06 PM
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Do the gender stereotypes attached to certain hobbies effect children's choices? Skatehut conducted a survey, and we're grateful to them for sharing the results with iChild.

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Every Parent’s a Winner

Posted by iChild, October 30, 2019 11:01 AM
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In light of recent research, revealing the pressure many parents feel from social media to be the 'perfect parent', Haliborange teamed up with Susie Verrill and Greg Rutherford on the 'Every Parent's a Winner' campaign. We're grateful for their offer of this excellent blog.

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