Learning with HUE Animation

With an HD camera and integrated microphone, there are endless creative possibilities with the HUE Animation Studio. The studio lets children experiment with the effects they can create using a camera and video editing software. This gives them great practice using technology, and may develop an interest in filmmaking. Making stop motion films allows children to be…
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October 30, 2015 Tags:

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Professor Astro Cat Giveaway

This week we are giving away a £50 eVoucher and App & Book Bundle courtesy of the unmistakeable Professor Astro Cat!   The Professor Astro Cat series follows no average alley cat, but the great Professor Astro Cat who has a degree in just about every discipline under the sun and is likely to be…
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October 26, 2015

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Language and Literacy Apps for Children

We were really interested to see this article from EdSurge on: 3 Truths and a Fib About Language and Literacy Apps for Children At the Good App Guide, we absolutely agree with the key messages: Language and Literacy apps are a large and rising category of educational apps and we might add one where our…
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October 22, 2015 Tags:

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Rethinking the way we talk about domestic violence.

The article that received so much attention last week when a hospital worker told a girl who had been punched by a boy “I bet he likes you” is one example of where a well-meaning, possibly completely innocent comment has been given a more sinister interpretation and sensationalised. Without knowing the context or the intention behind…
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October 21, 2015

Entertain your little monsters this Halloween

Halloween is creeeeping up on us, and if your child loves getting into the spooky spirit, this is a great theme to use for arts and crafts, baking, and even experimenting. Here are some hauntingly brilliant play ideas for you to try at home, whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for some activities…
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October 19, 2015 Tags:, ,


Should “Breastfeeding Welcome” signs be necessary?

If you’ve ever attempted to go out shopping with a small baby in tow, then you’ll be used to the complicated logistics of where to go to feed and change them. Even shops which you might expect to be baby friendly can often be severely lacking in their facilities or their approach to new parents!…
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October 17, 2015

Download the PLAY report by All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

The launch of the Play report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood has been really well received by a cross section of experts. Championed by Baroness Benjamin who stated that ‘Childhood lasts forever’ and emphasised the need for adults to promote children’s healthy development through Play. The question now…
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October 17, 2015 Tags:,

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:, , ,