Seeing as it's April Fools' Day, our child psychologist reveals how to get your little one laughing
Humour is an essential part of your toddler’s emotional development. It’s a shared experience that helps you both to bond, is a great tension-reliever and an instinctive way for your child to show happiness. Laughter is an expression of pleasure in all cultures.
Toddlers are wired to respond well to humour. They ... Continue reading
Mr Tumble and a host of friends take to the stage this Easter
If your toddler or pre-schooler is a fan of Something Special, now's the time for him to see his favourite characters come to life on stage.
This Easter, Justin Fletcher will be starring in a brand new arena show called Justin & Friends which will be touring the UK from 31st March ... Continue reading
New study reveals potential benefits of music on childrens' ability to focus
A new study has found that music could be used to treat attention deficit disorders, reports The BBC.
Researchers in San Diego, California, undertook a year-long- study to explore the theory that learning to play musical instruments can help us focus attention and improve our ability to interact with the world ... Continue reading
Dentists discover Gangnam Style song can encourage children to clean their teeth
Trying to get your toddler to brush his teeth can be difficult at the best of times, but imagine if there was something that could make it more fun and less of a chore.
Well, dreams can come true, as experts at Aquafresh have devised a musical formula that is ... Continue reading
From talking koalas to cooking classes, make learning fun with these interactive apps!
Perfect for little learners aged 3-6 years, this pre-school app from CBeebies magazine is loaded with fun activities that support areas of learning such as literacy, maths and creativity.
Boasting four issues a year on a subscription deal of £9.99, it offers stickering, colouring, and phonics fun, plus more than 50 interactive ... Continue reading
Experts recommend supplements and fortification of foods
Health officials have called for renewed vigour in tackling vitamin D deficiency, after it emerged that 25% of UK children have insufficient levels of the vital nutrient.
The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has recommended that the problem be combated with cheaper vitamin D supplements and fortification ... Continue reading
Little ones' teething habits cause more home damage then the family pet
They say you are what you eat, well for UK tots that's £14.5 million, the cost of all the family essentials they chomp on in a year.
Research*, conducted by Cow & Gate Growing Up Milk, found that toddlers regularly nibble on items like keys, phones, and jewellery, costing mum and dad on ... Continue reading
Teachers will help pupils brush-up in order to combat tooth decay
Children are being encouraged to brush their pearly whites at school in a battle against tooth decay.
Pupils will take a break from lessons each day so they can clean their teeth with fluoride toothpaste, under the supervision of teachers.
The pilot scheme, ‘Smile Time,’ is taking place in schools in Greater Manchester ... Continue reading
Study reveals pre-schoolers are becoming tech-savvy at a younger age
Forget playing with a wooden train set or dressing up Barbie, today’s tots are more likely to be browsing the web than getting active.
Research conducted by media regulator Ofcom, found that 37% of three to four-year-olds are using the internet at home and 4% are logging on at nursery.
The computer ... Continue reading
Sales of children’s e-books have soared, new figures show
Sales of children’s e-books nearly tripled over the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, figures showed yesterday.
Figures released by the Publishers Association showed that 2.6 million children’s e-books were sold over the first half of this year, compared to 1 million the previous year, ... Continue reading
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