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OFCOM Media Use & Attitudes

OFCOM Media Use & Attitudes 2015 – Overview

An ofcom report published last week looked at media use and attitudes and made interesting reading for us at Fundamentally Children HQ. Much of it supports our own research and understanding but there are some headline grabbing stats that warrant further scrutiny. Stats such as the average number of screen hours per week for 3-4…
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December 11, 2015

Boy and Girl playing with Tablet

Language and Literacy Apps for Children

We were really interested to see this article from EdSurge on: 3 Truths and a Fib About Language and Literacy Apps for Children At the Good App Guide, we absolutely agree with the key messages: Language and Literacy apps are a large and rising category of educational apps and we might add one where our…
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October 22, 2015 Tags:

Entertain your little monsters this Halloween

Halloween is creeeeping up on us, and if your child loves getting into the spooky spirit, this is a great theme to use for arts and crafts, baking, and even experimenting. Here are some hauntingly brilliant play ideas for you to try at home, whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for some activities…
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October 19, 2015 Tags:, ,

A school holiday survivor

Is it time to update your CV?

  Congratulations to all parents – you’ve made it through the school summer holidays and you now have some free time! What are you going to do with it? Whether you work full time, you’re having a break from paid work, or you’re somewhere in the middle (like most of the Fundamentally Children Team – just…
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September 11, 2015 Tags:

Do you learn with your hands?

At Fundamentally Children we often seem to be comparing physical toys with virtual games/apps, such as in our recent article comparing real and virtual play mats. We certainly feel there is a place for both. We all love physical toys and would never wish to see them absent from any child’s life. However, there are…
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July 20, 2015 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,

cotbot-city

Are Virtual Play Mats better than Soft Play Mats?

Virtual Play Mats Imaginative play is something all parents encourage their children to enjoy and play mats are a common feature in many homes. Whilst they have many benefits, there are some drawbacks to the traditional mat that unrolls across the floor. At Fundamentally Children, we were intrigued by the concept of a virtual play…
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July 3, 2015 Tags:, , , , , , ,