Toddlers


I’ve just found out about a rather exciting new resource, due to launch next Thursday, 23rd October. TV4Parents is an online forum, based in the UK, developed by Tomorrow’s Child, and aimed at parents, carers, and children aged 0-11. This online TV styled web site will look at ways of […]

TV4Parents: online TV for parents goes live next week


Check out our Family Christmas Survival guide for articles and advice. The Early Learning Centre has announced a huge range of new toys coming into stock in plenty of time for Christmas this year. As a special offer, customers buying any product from the Star Buys range will receive another […]

Early Learning Centre gears up for Christmas with 450 new ...


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A survey of 2,500 mothers by UK supermarket Tesco suggests that 60% of new parents wouldn’t know what to do in an emergency where their child’s life was in danger. Less than 10% of new parents have had child first aid training in the past 12 months, and 24% said […]

3 in 5 parents couldn’t save their child’s life, survey ...



From 1st November, Britain’s parents (and indeed, anyone else) can vote for the best kids’ activities in the UK. Every vote cast in November will see 5p donated to the BBC’s Children in Need appeal. The What’Â’s On 4 Little Ones 2008 awards, sponsored by pioneering food company Organix, are […]

Vote for best kids’ activities in Britain, raise money for ...


A new website – ClickAndPlay.com – has launched to encourage computer literacy amongst preschoolers, helping to boost their self-confidence at increasingly IT-centric schools. To add to the fun, various hit TV characters, including Bob the Builder, feature on the site. Users can sign up for a free subscription to the […]

Toddlers’ TV favourites to feature on new interactive web site ...


Children under the age of 3 need to hear 30,000 words from their parents and caregivers to ensure optimal language development and academic success. The Power of Talk research study has found that, regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic factors, kids who converse regularly with their parents do much better […]

It’s good to talk: 30,000 words a day from 0 ...



The sight charity Eyecare Trust is warning parents that they should protect their children’s eyes from the sun, or put them at risk of permanent damage to their sight. A child’s eyes are at greater risk of damage from ultraviolet light because the pupils are larger and lenses clearer, which […]

Parents warned on dangers of sun damage to children’s eyes


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This article was first published at Tech Digest: A new study from researchers at the University of Washington suggests that using educational TV and DVD, such as the “Baby Einstein” and “Brainy Baby” series, or “Sesame Street”, may not be as beneficial for babies and young children as many hoped. […]

Study suggests educational DVDs and TV may not be so ...


A 22-month-old boy and 11-month-old girl were found severely malnourished and near death in the home of a Nevada couple who were so engrossed in a Dungeons and Dragons video game that they neglected to feed and care for them. Doctors treated the boy for starvation and a genital infection. […]

D&D video game couple neglects children



This week is Tamba’s Twins, Triplets & More Week – which sees parenting groups across the country celebrate the special bond that multiple birth children enjoy. It also helps raise awareness of some of the unique challenges that families who find themselves blessed in this way can face. Like any […]

Twins, Triplets & More Week: Top tips for the first ...


There are over 42,500 toddlers under the age of 5 who are taken to UK hospitals because of kitchen related accidents every year, and that number doesnÂ’t take into account the thousands of minor accidents that are remedied by a cuddle and a bit of TLC. The Little Helper Fun […]

Little Helper Fun Pod: food, fun, and safety for toddlers ...


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Though it’s not groundbreaking news, the preschool years are the most important time for parents to teach about a healthy diet, by offering a variety of food choices, having regular meal and snack times, and modelling good health themselves. “Parents face many feeding obstacles as their children reach 2 years […]

Early learning of good eating habits requires good parental role ...