Categories Archives: Early Years

My favourite pets for children

Posted by iChild, July 29, 2021 10:44 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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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Putting wellbeing at the heart of all we do

Posted by iChild, July 14, 2021 10:45 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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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Educational Toys from the iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, June 30, 2021 11:19 AM
Article Excerpt Image 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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When and how to stop your child napping

Posted by iChild, May 18, 2021 5:11 PM
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 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
Article Excerpt Image 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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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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