Categories Archives: Guest Authors

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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Show your kids you care about their future and their planet with a sustainable Junior ISA

Posted by iChild, January 06, 2021 9:52 AM
Article Excerpt Image The Big Exchange, co-founded by The Big Issue, has launched a new kind of Junior Individual Savings Account (JISA): one that invests only in funds that are proven to be making a positive difference to the environment and society.

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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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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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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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