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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

Toy inspiration for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Christmas Toys for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Children quickly change from being babies in a cot to starting school and in between time, the toys they play with change dramatically. Play is a key part of the Early Years Curriculum – the toys children have access to can help them develop many vital skills including personal, social and emotional, literacy and understanding…
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December 17, 2015 Tags:,

Toy Inspiration for Boys

Christmas Toys for Boys

We test all products in the Good Toy Guide with children and have found that the toys suggested in this article are particularly popular with boys. Whilst some are traditional ‘boyish’ choices others are gender neutral or even challenge gender stereotypes.   In the end the right choice will depend on the child you are…
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December 10, 2015 Tags:, , ,

Toy Inspiration for Girls

Christmas Toys for Girls

 We test all products in the Good Toy Guide with children and have found that the toys suggested in this article are particularly popular with girls. Whilst some are traditional ‘girly’ choices others are gender neutral or even challenge gender stereotypes.` In the end the right choice will depend on the child you are buying…
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December 10, 2015 Tags:, , ,

educational toys and presents for kids

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:,

top tech toys for christmas

Top Tech Toys for Christmas

We are living in a digital age and there are an increasing number of tech toys on the market for children. These toys are great because they can offer a whole new dimension to play, but they don’t come cheap! So when you are buying tech toys, you want to be sure they are worth…
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December 3, 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:,

what does your choice of christmas present say about you

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:,

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Top Science Toys to Buy this Christmas?

Science toys are enjoying a rise in popularity and they make great presents for children of all ages. With space exploration providing exciting new discoveries, increasing awareness of the environment and weather along with young children’s natural curiosity of creepy crawlies – it’s not difficult to find a science toy that engages a child of any age. Contrary…
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November 16, 2015