Welcome to the iChild Blog

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.

Cycling with children – what you need to know to get started

Posted by iChild, October 21, 2020 3:31 PM
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When lockdown began, many people started digging old bikes to make their daily exercise more varied and decided that cycling was a far better option for their commute to work than public transport. In these changing times, cycling can fill a gap for many families.

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Positive parenting to promote better behaviour in children

Posted by iChild, October 14, 2020 8:36 AM
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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 shares great tips on positive parenting to encourage children's behaviour.

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Let’s Count! Census 2021 education resource programme

Posted by iChild, October 07, 2020 3:57 PM
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We’re delighted to be working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on the primary school Census 2021 education programme. And we’re thrilled to give your children’s schools the exciting opportunity to be a part of the unique event, Census 2021.

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How COVID-19 is impacting the literacy of disadvantaged children and why lost words means lost futures

Posted by iChild, September 30, 2020 9:39 AM
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Jonathan Douglas, Chief Executive at the National Literacy Trust, reflects on the impact school closures due to COVID-19 have had on the literacy of children from the most disadvantaged areas in the UK and how the charity is striving to help them.

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Helping parents and schools support children who might experience an ‘emotional crash’ during the school term

Posted by iChild, September 23, 2020 10:31 AM
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The Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool Hope University discusses her concerns that the excitement of children's recent return to school could now ebb away to reveal heightened new anxieties. We're grateful to Liverpool University for sharing this article with us.

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Pirate gift ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, September 16, 2020 10:59 AM
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It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Saturday 19th September. We've selected some of our favourite gifts and toys from our iChild Shop - treasure for children (and grown-ups)!

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Lunch box wins

Posted by iChild, September 09, 2020 4:38 PM
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HalibOrange, the UK’s No.1 kids vitamin brand, have offered ichild their article on taking the fuss out of lunchbox prep – making it simple and quick to put together a lunch that’s as tasty as it is nutritionally balanced.

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Sporting product ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, September 02, 2020 12:47 PM
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After an exceptional few months, many of our children are at last returning to school. P.E. is going to be a key part of the new term. We've found a selection of fun sporty products from our iChild Shop to help children keep up the exercise where and when we can.

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WaterWipes - Cleaning baby's skin

Posted by iChild, August 26, 2020 6:58 PM
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When it comes to cleaning your baby, it can be confusing to know what is best to use on their delicate skin. Our thanks to WaterWipes for writing this article for us.

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Back to school: Ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, August 19, 2020 12:56 PM
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After a time unlike any other, children are returning to school. We've selected some books and products from our iChild Shop to help them on their way.

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