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Learning Maths through Play is Fun

For any child who has set their mind against maths, getting them to progress can be a real challenge. However, at Fundamentally Children, we firmly believe that whilst not everyone will turn into a mathematician, learning the primary school level basics really can be fun. The answer is to help children learn through play and everyday…
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March 31, 2016

can different parenting choices affect a child's development?

NEWS COMMENT: Do Toddlers need Teachers?

Dr Gummer looks into whether toddlers need teachers during the early stages of development or if they are best left in the hands of primary carers?

March 30, 2016

Six ways to manage children’s sleep when the clocks change

How to manage your children’s sleep pattern when the clocks change By  Dr Amanda Gummer 1 Maintaining a good sleep routine for your child It’s many parents’ biannual worst nightmare – daylight saving. Just as we think we have managed to get a great, solid sleep routine in place and can plan around bedtime and waking time,…
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March 25, 2016

Outdoor play ideas for kids at Easter

Discover the Garden this Easter The sun is peeping through and the daffodils are blooming; the Easter holidays are the perfect time to coax your children away from the screen and out into the garden. Spring naturally encourages adventure and discovery, so it’s a great opportunity to get them out in the fresh air and…
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March 24, 2016

Development through Play: Babies

Supporting your Baby’s Development through PlayBy Anna Taylor 1 Helping your Baby Develop through Play Your baby will develop so quickly in the first few months, and playing with them can be hugely beneficial to engage them and help to strengthen the relationship between you, as well as build the early foundations for later skills….
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March 23, 2016

Is screen time destroying social and emotional development?

APPS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTBy Anna Taylor 1   Tablets have taken over play time for many children – in fact, one in three kids now have their own device . This technology is still new so, understandably, many parents worry about the risks surrounding tablet and smartphone use. It has been suggested, for example, that the…
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March 20, 2016

Learning to Code at Home

Top Tips for Learning to Code at Home

  In September 2014, the National Curriculum changed to include coding. All children from five years-old are now taught the subject at school. Pupils aged five to seven will be expected to “understand what algorithms are” and “create and debug simple programs”. By the age of 11, they will need to “design, use and evaluate…
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March 11, 2016 Tags:, ,

Reuniting Lost Toys with Children

  Great Western Railway launched a campaign last year to reunite toys found on its trains with their rightful owners. The company took mugshots of over 40 toys found and asked owners to come forward to claim them. Sadly, the company has recently announced that only two owners have come forward to retrieve their special…
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March 4, 2016 Tags:

Fundamentally Children's Guide for Parents on Encouraging their Child to Read

Ten Tips to Encourage Your Child to Love Reading

Ten tips for Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Reading We all know that literacy and reading are an integral part of everyday life and a crucial skill to learn. But reading can also be a wonderful hobby and pastime for your child as they grow up. It helps us to relax, learn, de-stress and much…
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March 3, 2016