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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.

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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Helping children with a stammer

Posted by iChild, October 23, 2019 1:42 PM
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Sue Cottrell (author of Can I tell you about Stammering? Jessica Kingsley Publishers) shares her experience of supporting children and young people who stammer. 22nd October was International Stammering Awareness Day, but this blog certainly has relevance every day.

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Virgin Media Christmas Stars Competition

Posted by iChild, October 16, 2019 10:25 AM
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iChild is proud to be working with Virgin Media on the Christmas Stars 2019 competition. The Virgin Media team shares their journey in bringing this sparkling competition to life.

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BABY born Soft Touch – the adorable, lifelike baby doll

Posted by iChild, October 09, 2019 5:51 PM
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BABY born Soft Touch is the perfect doll to encourage children’s emotional development. The creators of this adorable doll share the story of how BABY born was developed.

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Grandparents' Day - Gifts and Cards

Posted by iChild, October 02, 2019 9:30 AM
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Grandparents' Day is on Sunday 6th October. So we've selected some lovely gifts from our iChild Shop for children to celebrate these extremely important people in their lives.

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