Categories Archives: 5-7 Years

How to keep children active during lockdown

Posted by iChild, January 20, 2021 9:34 AM
Article Excerpt Image Performance Physique founder, Arj Thiruchelvam, coaches people from novices to Team GB Olympians. He shares his article on helping us boost exercise opportunities for children during the pandemic.

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De-mystifying teaching children maths and statistics

Posted by iChild, January 13, 2021 10:43 AM
Article Excerpt Image Alison Hopper is the primary mathematics specialist for MEI (Mathematics in Education and Industry). She advised iChild on the 'Let's Count!' primary school programme for the Office for National Statistics. Her article will support teachers and particularly parents at this challenging time.

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Encouraging children to play a musical instrument

Posted by iChild, December 16, 2020 9:57 AM
Article Excerpt Image Education Consultant, Sue Cottrell, shares her experience of supporting children and young people learning to play a musical instrument.

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Supporting children and young people with homeschooling

Posted by iChild, December 02, 2020 10:13 AM
Article Excerpt Image Education Consultant, Sue Cottrell, gives her view on supporting children and young people with homeschooling during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tips to handle bullying

Posted by iChild, November 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image We've recently celebrated anti-bullying week. Former childminder and childcare advisor, and now top blogger, The Next Best Thing to Mummy, shares her advice to help parents support their children through this difficult situation.

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Tips to help children deal with trolls

Posted by iChild, November 11, 2020 10:13 AM
Article Excerpt Image Cyber bullying is one of the many challenges facing today's young people. 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 her advice on supporting children.

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

Posted by iChild, October 21, 2020 3:31 PM
Article Excerpt Image 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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Let’s Count! Census 2021 education resource programme

Posted by iChild, October 07, 2020 3:57 PM
Article Excerpt Image 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
Article Excerpt Image 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
Article Excerpt Image 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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