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.

My favourite pets for children

Posted by iChild, July 29, 2021 10:44 AM
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Lockdown has seen a rise in demand for pets. Our top blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, shares her views and advice on the most common family pets, and their pros and cons. A pet is not just for Christmas - and not just for lockdown! They are for their lifetimes, and can really enhance your child's life.

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Sports Toys from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, July 21, 2021 5:36 PM
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We're enjoying a great summer of sports. So we've looked out some sports toys from our iChild Shop to encourage children to get outside and get active!

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Putting wellbeing at the heart of all we do

Posted by iChild, July 14, 2021 10:45 AM
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Caroline Wright, Director of Early Childhood for Bright Horizons, talks about the development of Bright Horizons' exciting and innovative new child-centred curriculum, launching at the beginning of August.

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Should money management be taught to children?

Posted by iChild, July 07, 2021 10:49 AM
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Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her personal thoughts on the importance of teaching children about managing money.

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Educational Toys from the iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, June 30, 2021 11:19 AM
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Our iChild Shop has a range of great toys and products. We've selected some of our favourite toys from our Educational Toys & Instruments section, which support children's development across a range of ages. Beneficial for little ones and also fun!

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How horses can help children with learning disabilities

Posted by iChild, June 09, 2021 2:14 PM
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Humans have shared a special bond with horses for centuries, and to this day we still see them as hard-working helpers and loving companions. In this article, Katie Allen-Clarke, from the leading equestrian sports network Horse & Country TV, explains how horses are especially helpful for children with learning disabilities.

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Fun activity books for children from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, May 26, 2021 7:03 PM
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As half-term approaches, we've selected some fun activity books from our iChild Shop. After outdoor fun with your children - of course!

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When and how to stop your child napping

Posted by iChild, May 18, 2021 5:11 PM
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Blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, worked as a childminder, a preschool development worker, then support childminder for the children's center. She shares her advice on when to stop letting your toddler have a nap during the day.

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Musical instruments from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, May 12, 2021 11:59 AM
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Music is a great recreational activity for children, and research shows that learning an instrument can help children's concentration and mental wellbeing. So we've selected some of our favourites from our iChild Shop, for babies, toddlers and children.  

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Step out for Mental Health

Posted by iChild, April 28, 2021 10:12 AM
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Place2Be is the UK’s leading school-based mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in schools. We’re delighted to spread the word on “Stepping out for Mental Health”. Find out more – get fit, and help support this great cause!

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