Categories Archives: Guest Authors

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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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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Lunch box wins

Posted by iChild, September 09, 2020 4:38 PM
Article Excerpt Image HalibOrange, the UK’s No.1 kids vitamin brand, have offered ichild their article on taking the fuss out of lunchbox prep – making it simple and quick to put together a lunch that’s as tasty as it is nutritionally balanced.

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Sporting product ideas from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, September 02, 2020 12:47 PM
Article Excerpt Image After an exceptional few months, many of our children are at last returning to school. P.E. is going to be a key part of the new term. We've found a selection of fun sporty products from our iChild Shop to help children keep up the exercise where and when we can.

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WaterWipes - Cleaning baby's skin

Posted by iChild, August 26, 2020 6:58 PM
Article Excerpt Image When it comes to cleaning your baby, it can be confusing to know what is best to use on their delicate skin. Our thanks to WaterWipes for writing this article for us.

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Steps to help fussy children try new food

Posted by iChild, August 12, 2020 12:50 PM
Article Excerpt Image Tilda Kids share their article by ‘The Secret Life of 4-Year-Olds’ child psychologist, Dr Sam Wass. He unveils the science behind our children’s eating behaviours.

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Importance of supporting EAL pupils during school closures

Posted by iChild, May 18, 2020 10:52 AM
Article Excerpt Image FlashAcademy® has a raft of free home learning resources for EAL learners, perfect for both parents and teachers to use, plus you can also get a free trial to their app.

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Children learn ‘sophisticated’ adult sharing behaviours at a surprisingly young age

Posted by iChild, April 15, 2020 9:00 AM
Article Excerpt Image New research into childhood sharing reveals this surprising behaviour. We're grateful to Liverpool Hope University for sharing their article on our iChild Blog.

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Help with the realisations hitting parents of school-age children

Posted by iChild, April 01, 2020 10:20 AM
Article Excerpt Image Nikki Young is a children's author who, like so many others, finds herself looking after her children's education at home. We're grateful to her for sharing her article with us, full of inspiring, yet practical, advice.

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