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How can you get your family talking

Get The Family Talking!

Dr Amanda Gummer talks about the importance of keeping communication open between all members of the family and looks at a new family game that makes it fun to do just that!  Talking can help you stay mentally healthy and happy. Having meaningful, interesting conversations with your children is easier said than done in today’s busy…
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March 29, 2015 Tags:

The clocks changing on Sunday means we'll loose 1 hour of sleep

How to Survive the Clocks Changing

This weekend we’ll adjust our clocks by one hour (don’t forget!) For parents this can spell disaster for bedtimes! Here are Fundamentally Children’s tips on how to cope with this change.  The clocks going forward one hour may not seem all that big a change for you and your family, but for many parents who…
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March 26, 2015

Drumond Park Giveaway

This week we are giving away 2 ‘Stay-Indoors’ Games Bundles worth £59 each thanks to Drumond Park. 2 winners will recieve: LOGO What am I?   A board game in which players have to get their team members to guess what is on the card LOGO Grab     A riveting and fast-paced game where everyone plays…
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March 23, 2015

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Playing with Science – Physics, Electricity and Magnetism

Falling (with style) Children will begin experimenting with physics in their everyday lives by throwing, dropping, pushing and pulling various toys. As they get older, children will learn about physics in greater depth – for example, learning that when they drop an expensive ornament/iPad, it is pulled towards the ground by gravity. To avoid breaking…
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March 21, 2015 Tags:

The Human body is Amazing

Playing with Science – The Human Body

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Children under five years old can start learning body parts with the classic head, shoulders, knees and toes song, singing the names and pointing to the right parts – you can quiz your child on it too, asking them to point to certain parts of their body. You could also…
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March 20, 2015 Tags:

Rather than buying lots of LEGO sets, why not hire them?

WeLoveBricks – Lego for Hire!

At Fundamentally Children we support initiatives that give children opportunities to play. We recently learnt about a brilliant new online LEGO hire service called WeLoveBricks. We asked the founder, Lucilla Carr, to tell us more about the company and the philosophy behind it.  LEGO used to be a bucket of bricks designed for “free play”. Children created…
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