Categories Archives: Early Years

My experiences of how children react to disability and illness

Posted by iChild, April 21, 2021 11:15 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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 memories on children's reactions to disabilities and illness.

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Coping with grief: Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to talk to their children about death during the pandemic

Posted by iChild, April 07, 2021 10:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image During the Covid-19 pandemic, many more children and young people will be experiencing bereavement. We are pleased to share Barnardo’s tips for parents about how to help their children cope with the death of a family member.

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Talking to your children about the loss of a pet

Posted by iChild, March 31, 2021 10:25 AM
Article Excerpt Image Losing a beloved can be a child's first encounter with bereavement. 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 talking to your child about losing a pet.

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Animal Fu - Encouraging children to interact, move and exercise

Posted by iChild, March 10, 2021 11:22 AM
Article Excerpt Image Linda Hall (Miss Fu)’s love of fitness and dance began in childhood. As an adult, she studied at Martial Arts Academy, learning Wing Chun. Later she trained in Hong Kong and Zhaoqing city in China. Linda shares her story of how she created Animal Fu, and why she is so passionate about it.

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Turn On The Subtitles Schools Campaign Launch

Posted by iChild, March 03, 2021 10:42 AM
Article Excerpt Image Oli Barrett and Henry Warren teamed up to found Turn On The Subtitles, because they felt the idea was 'so blindingly obvious that it just has to happen'. They've shared their press release with us. We are pleased and proud to lend our support, and help all children's literacy - everywhere.

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Products from our iChild Shop to support home schooling

Posted by iChild, February 03, 2021 11:55 AM
Article Excerpt Image For the many parents rising to the challenge of homeschooling: We know you're all doing a great job! In you run out of any basic products to help that schooling go smoothly, we've selected our favourites from the iChild Shop to help you out.

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Lockdown - an opportunity to rethink our approach to supporting early years and primary aged children?

Posted by iChild, January 28, 2021 11:41 AM
Article Excerpt Image Dr. Amanda Gummer, child research psychologist and founder of The Good Play Guide, talks about her views on the opportunity Lockdown could provide to support our early years and primary aged children.

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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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How to encourage your child to have a good night’s sleep this Christmas

Posted by iChild, December 23, 2020 2:52 PM
Article Excerpt Image Lucy Shrimpton, from The Sleep Nanny®, has written this blog for us. Great advice to help your little ones (and their parents!) have a good night's sleep before Christmas.

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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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