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Article on how Learning Maths through play can be fun

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 Tags:

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Educational Toys and Presents for Kids

Education is more than just about learning to read or write, but there’s no doubt that children who feel confident with their numbers and letters are more likely to engage fully in classes which will, in turn, help them learn more and become more confident – and so the virtuous circle continues. However, there are…
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December 9, 2015 Tags:,

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas for Kids

Christmas Stocking Filler Ideas for Kids

It can be so hard to decide what to put in your child’s stocking so at the Good Toy Guide we’ve pulled together our suggestions into one handy guide. Of course every child is different but our biggest tip is to get the right balance, and keep the budget low whilst choosing quality products (don’t forget everything…
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December 2, 2015 Tags:,

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What does your Christmas present say about you?

Socks? Again? Thanks Uncle Dave. It’s the thought that counts, as they say. But what type of present giver are you?   1. Socks The classic bad gift. Clothes as gifts suggest you are a practical thinker, although children might be less enthusiastic about receiving something like this. This is also a minefield for getting the…
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November 26, 2015 Tags:,

Christmas Wishlists – are you for or against?

Lucy Gill and Amanda Gummer agree on most things but when it comes to Christmas wishlists they have very different views. Here’s what they have to say. Join in the discussion on our Facebook page. See our compromise: sign up to receive our Alternative Wishlist: Email Address   Are they a genius invention to help your…
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November 14, 2015 Tags:, , , , ,

Alternative Advent Calendars for Christmas 2015 by Fundamentally Children

Alternative Advent Calendars

Children just can’t wait for that magical day to arrive, and advent calendars are becoming increasingly innovative! Whilst many advent calendars give a small chocolate or treat each day, if you want to avoid the sugar and give your child a more unique calendar, here are some lovely play-based ideas to inspire you and provide children with a…
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November 12, 2015 Tags:, ,

Learning with HUE Animation

With an HD camera and integrated microphone, there are endless creative possibilities with the HUE Animation Studio. The studio lets children experiment with the effects they can create using a camera and video editing software. This gives them great practice using technology, and may develop an interest in filmmaking. Making stop motion films allows children to be…
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October 30, 2015 Tags:

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Toys and Apps to Support One Year Old Development

At a year old, babies are developing quickly! This can be both an exciting and challenging time as children reach some big milestones, including saying their first words and taking their first steps. Play is a fantastic way to encourage this development, and playing together will help build a strong attachment between you and your baby. Cognitive development…
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