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A big welcome to our iChild blog! With regular posts from both the iChild team and our specialist iChild bloggers on absolutely everything that matters to the parent, childminder, teacher or anybody who works with children aged 0 to 11.

Five ideas for making a Treasure Basket

Posted by iChild, January 09, 2019 9:07 AM
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Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a full-time Mum and part-time primary school teacher, specialising in music. In this post, she shares her experience in creating this lovely gift for little ones.

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Christmas Toys & Gifts from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, December 19, 2018 9:13 AM
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Christmas is a time for giving ... but Christmas shopping can - just occasionally - be a tad stressful. So we've trawled through the reviews of the most popular toys, and chosen the best gifts and goodies for our iChild Shop to help out. Enjoy the selection - and happy Christmas!

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Oddobds: The series which turns 'different' into 'positive'

Posted by iChild, December 12, 2018 5:21 PM
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Thrilled to be partnering with Oddobds, the series which turns 'different' into 'positive'. What's more, we have some wonderful Oddbods prizes for some lucky members to win! Enjoy our blog, find out more about these loveable characters - and find out how to enter our Oddbods free prize draw!

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Bathing and nappy changing

Posted by iChild, December 05, 2018 5:50 PM
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Blogger, Midwife and Life, is a qualified midwife with many years' experience. She is also Mum to three children, aged seven, six and two. She writes a parenting and lifestyle blog, and has written this article offering great advice on bathing and changing the nappies of your new baby.

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Musical toys and instruments from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 29, 2018 1:09 PM
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Music helps children's education and development. So we've selected a range of lovely instruments for children to enjoy - whether they are a budding Beethoven or just playing for fun! 

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How children learn to write

Posted by iChild, November 21, 2018 9:40 AM
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Blogger, "Next Best Thing to Mummy" is a mum, stepmum and grandparent. She worked as a childminder for 14 years, until ill health forced her to give up. She has worked as a preschool development worker and as a support childminder at the children's centre. Here she shares her personal experience of watching children's writing skills develop.

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Packing your hospital bag for labour

Posted by iChild, November 14, 2018 9:00 AM
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Blogger, Pears and Chocolate Sauce, is a part-time primary school teacher, and mum to two young children. Here she shares advice on packing your hospital bag for that life-changing event.

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Armistice Day Centenary

Posted by iChild, November 07, 2018 9:00 AM
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Emma is a parent of three children, a sociologist and former teacher who writes about family life and empowering young people on her blog, Emma and 3.

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Gifts in aid of the Royal British Legion from our iChild Shop

Posted by iChild, November 01, 2018 10:22 AM
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In the Armistice Day centenary year, we're featuring these stunning items from our iChild Shop. A lovely gift for someone, while supporting the Royal British Legion. Lest we forget.

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Halloween, Bonfire Night and Diwali products from our iChild Shop!

Posted by iChild, October 25, 2018 9:38 AM
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Our favourite spooky and sparkling festivals are coming up - and our iChild Shop has researched all the reviews to offer the best toys, books and costumes to help you and your children celebrate!

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