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How to choose toys that will outlive the latest playground craze

So…have you got that slime out of your carpet yet? Thrown out the old fidget spinners? Hoovered up the last of the loom bands? You never know what might spring up as the next must-have toy or playground craze (you’d be rich if you did!). These toys are driven by popularity – once they fall…
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October 31, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to choose toys to support your pre-schooler’s learning

One of the biggest myths about playing is that it is a waste of time unless it has a purpose. But even scientists agree: play is vital for your child’s development. For play to be valuable to your child’s learning, it doesn’t need to to be ‘educational’ – there are many, many more skills that…
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October 31, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to choose toys that will grow with your toddler

They grow up so quickly, don’t they? And as much as we resign ourselves to buying new shoes and clothes every few months, we hope that the toys Father Christmas brings will last a little longer than that. This isn’t simply about the toy’s quality though, it’s also about the child’s stage of development. While…
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October 31, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to choose budget-friendly, screen-free gifts for your tween

The older children get, the smaller and more expensive their requests seem to become! As a result, you may need to manage your child’s expectations – you may need to explain to your child that if they want that one expensive gift, they might not get as many other presents as they used to, or…
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October 31, 2018 Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Birthday Presents for Children: Gift Ideas for 3 Year Olds

Struggling with gift ideas for 3 year olds? We have produced a carefully, handpicked list from the guide of presents that would be perfect for 3 year olds!

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How Much Screen Time Should a Child Have?

How Much Screen Time Should a Child Have?

  This has been an exciting week or two in the evolving journey of screen time for children. The world has necessarily been cautious to support screen time for children in any form whilst the research of usage beyond TV was limited. However, with the view of American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) changing and the publication…
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October 14, 2015 Tags:, , ,

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Lucy Gill’s Summer App Recommendations on TLE

Our Director of Apps and Technology, Lucy Gill, has written a number of extensive and helpful articles for parents and carers on the Fundamentally Children website, but her expertise has also been sought after by both up & coming and establish media outlets, to which Lucy lends her insight and knowledge into the current landscape of…
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