Author Archives for Amanda Gummer - Page 1

Top tips for keeping toys clean and safe

February 2, 2017

It's very important to ensure your child's toys are kept clean and safe as they could come into contact with their mouths, which could become a big problem!

Rethinking the way we talk about domestic violence.

October 21, 2015

The article that received so much attention last week when a hospital worker told a girl who had been punched by a boy “I bet he likes you” is one example of where a well-meaning, possibly completely innocent comment has been given a more sinister interpretation and sensationalised. Without knowing the context or the intention behind the hospital workers comments, it’s...
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Inspiring your Child’s Imaginations through Storytelling

September 28, 2015

If you’re looking for an app to entertain and inspire your budding artist, Petting Zoo (from Fox & Sheep) would be a fabulous choice. This is still such a novel app despite first launching 2 years ago; simple enough for children under 5 years old, with a sense of humour that adults can enjoy too. It’s no surprise that the app has been...
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Preschool Social Development: Making Friends through Play

September 21, 2015

Our team of testers love Orchard Toys Shopping List and we were not at all surprised to discover that it is Orchard’s best selling game of all time. We were intrigued when we heard that Orchard were revamping and relaunching it. As fans of the original, we were of the ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ opinion until we saw...
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Get The Family Talking!

March 29, 2015

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 world, with interferences from technology,...
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Mother’s Day Gifts

March 10, 2015

Mothering Sunday is a day where young and old alike spend time and effort showing appreciation to mums. Children of all ages love to get involved and planning a surprise with them for their mum, step-mother, grandma or another mother figure in their life can be great fun. Here are some ideas for Mother’s Day gifts for children of all ages...
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Stay at Home Parents

February 15, 2015

Being a stay at home parent to your child may be the best choice for your family – with high childcare costs and the difficulty in finding employment that fits in with your new priorities, it can be the most cost effective and rewarding option, but it’s not for everyone. When choosing childcare it is important to consider all of...
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The Benefits of Day Nurseries

February 15, 2015

Choosing a nursery to care for your toddler can be a difficult decision and often parents have mixed emotions on sending their toddler to be looked after outside the home. But there is one thing that all nurseries have in common; they are great for your child’s development and provide many benefits. Take a look at these 5 reasons why...
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Choosing Childcare

February 15, 2015

Finding the right childcare for your child is a big and often stressful decision. The pressure on choosing can come from well-meaning family, friends and also from a lack of time due to waiting lists. However it is important to take your time to make this choice and research the options available so you are happy and confident your child...
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