A poll of 5,000 parents reveals the movies your tot needs to watch before he turns 9½!
The top 10 films every child should watch before they turn 9½ have been revealed.
LOVEFiLM worked with child psychologist Dr Kairen Cullen to ask over 5,000 grown-ups what their favourite kids’ classics were, before creating the must-see movie list for your children.
Favourites spanned 70 years, from The Wizard of Oz ... Continue reading
They never seem to sit still, but children are not active enough say scientists
Young children urgently need to be more active a new study has found.
Researchers at the Universities of Strathclyde and Newcastle found that some 8 to 10-year-olds were active for only 20 minutes a day. They recommended active time is 60 minutes a day.
Scientists looked at 508 primary school children using advanced ... Continue reading
Parents in Australia call fire brigade to help 3-year-old son
A toddler has had a potty removed from his head by firefighters in Australia.
Reports say the boy’s parents alerted emergency services around 1:45pm after the 3-year-old became stuck in the plastic potty while playing at his home, in Frankston, Victoria.
“We could have removed it by lifting it off his head, but ... Continue reading
If the rainy weather sees your family tucked up indoors this bank hol, keep your children busy with our free, easy-to-print colouring and craft activities. Get the colour pencils (glitter, glue, crayons) at the ready!
As National Allergy Week draws to a close tomorrow, we're sharing a leading allergy expert's top 10 facts about childhood allergies
With National Allergy Week (April 23–29) coming to an end tomorrow, we've 10 tips, facts and pieces of advice to tell you about from paediatric allergy expert Dr George Du Toit. Dr George is a consultant paediatric Allergist from The Portland Hospital for Women and Children.
Here's what Dr George has shared...
A 2-year-old boy is found cycling across a German town as he tries to pay a visit to his granny
Toddler Noah Joel, 2, was found cycling three miles from his home in Hamelin, Germany, after he set off to visit his grandmother in hospital.
The 2-year-old had packed a bag of his favourite sweets and quietly left the house while his mum thought he was playing in his bedroom.
After noticing Noah ... Continue reading
A new study indicates that pointing out letters and words while reading aloud could help your kids’ reading skills when they’re older
Pointing out words, capital letters and demonstrating how you read from left to right and top to bottom could improve childrens’ spelling and language comprehension skills, according to an American study.
The research from Ohio University found that children under 5 who were taught to read like this developed more advanced reading ... Continue reading
Nearly half of UK parents rely on their kids to wake them up, but many wish it wasn’t so early
Over half of UK parents have admitted to feeling “controlled” by their children’s sleep patterns, according to new research by the Gro Company.
Polling 2,000 parents of children under 7, the researchers found that nearly half (45%) rely on their little early risers to get them up every day. Over a quarter ... Continue reading
Kids at risk of going off the rails could be spotted at nursery and offered help early, says government adviser
Nurseries should identify toddlers showing early signs of aggression so they can be given intensive help from expert staff, according to the Government’s discipline expert, Charlie Taylor.
Adviser Charlie said it was easier to tackle bad behaviour among young children because habits were less ingrained.
"If you can see it coming when they ... Continue reading
MadeForMums, our sister magazine Practical Parenting & Pregnancy and the world of Little People are giving you the chance to nominate your child’s nursery for this prestigious award
MadeForMums, Practical Parenting & Pregnancy magazine and the world of Little People have launched a search for the best-loved nursery in the UK.
Getting the right childcare for your little one can be a real challenge, but when you do find a nursery that meets your needs and the needs of your ... Continue reading
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