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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.

Tips on how and when to get rid of your baby's dummy

Posted by iChild, February 05, 2024 8:32 AM
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Your baby might have developed an inseparable bond with their dummy, but there comes a time when they need to part ways. Sharing their article on our iChild blog, UK baby brand, Nuby, has some tips and advice.

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Can We Talk About New Dads’ Mental Health?

Posted by iChild, January 08, 2024 8:00 AM
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Being a dad is exciting but also challenging. Sharing their article on our iChild blog, UK baby brand, Nuby, debunks the stereotypes surrounding new dads.

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5 ways horse riding can aid children's development

Posted by iChild, December 11, 2023 11:01 AM
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Are you looking for a sport or hobby that benefits your little one’s development? In this article, Katie Allen-Clarke from Horse & Country shares five important lessons your child could learn from horse riding.

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Managing Children's Mental Health around the Cost of Living Crisis

Posted by iChild, November 13, 2023 8:00 AM
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Noel McDermott is a Psychotherapist with over 25 years’ experience in health, social care, and education. He shares his advice on managing children's mental health during the current cost of living crisis.

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Why cultural spaces are key for supporting teachers and boosting educational outcomes

Posted by iChild, October 09, 2023 6:26 PM
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Jenny Waldman is the Director of Art Fund, the national charity for art, existing to enrich the UK’s museum and gallery collections and ensure as many people as possible can access and enjoy them. The charity has recently launched the Teacher Art Pass to support teachers to access museums and galleries across the country. Here, Jenny explains why visiting these cultural spaces can boost both teacher and pupils’ wellbeing and support improved educational outcomes.

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Homeschooling is the latest global parenting trend

Posted by iChild, September 24, 2023 8:00 AM
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Lee Wilcock, Principal at Wolsey Hall Oxford, "the world's most experienced home study and homeschooling online provider...", explores the latest nurturing parenting trend - homeschooling,

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Five ways to help your little chef have fun in the kitchen

Posted by iChild, August 21, 2023 8:00 AM
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The team from ceramics and homeware brand, Denby, firmly believe that cooking with your children can be a rewarding experience for you both. They've clubbed together to share their experiences, and now they're sharing their tips for encouraging little ones to get into the kitchen.

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How to save money when taking the kids on holiday

Posted by iChild, July 18, 2023 9:58 AM
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Joanne Owens is a mentor and educator who specialises in working with young children. Joanne works closely with parents, teachers, and other caregivers to create nurturing and supportive learning environments that encourage exploration and discovery. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of young children and to inspire them to reach their full potential.

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Women's wellbeing: Healthy habits to feel your best postpartum

Posted by iChild, May 09, 2023 11:43 AM
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Pregnancy and birth are huge physical transitions to go through, so it’s important to support your postpartum body as best you can. Keoghan Bellew, Personal Trainer at Fitness Superstore, shares four simple, healthy habits you can adopt to start feeling like yourself again.

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How to get children involved with growing your own produce at home

Posted by iChild, April 05, 2023 6:43 PM
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Joanne Owens is a mentor and educator who specialises in working with young children. Joanne works closely with parents, teachers, and other caregivers to create nurturing and supportive learning environments that encourage exploration and discovery. Her ultimate goal is to make a positive impact on the lives of young children and to inspire them to reach their full potential.

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