Author Archives for Dr Amanda Gummer - Page 1

How can a smart speaker help my child in school?

September 29, 2020

  When they’d just started growing in popularity, I bought my first smart speaker. To be honest it was out of curiosity more than anything; I didn’t really see what I’d need it for. Fast forward a couple of years and I have one in every room and use them daily. They’re great for playing music when you’re washing up,...
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The Importance of Balanced Play to a Child’s Development

August 2, 2019

  Dr Amanda Gummer and Fundamentally Children have joined forces with The Entertainer to promote balanced play and why it is crucial for a child to be playing right from an early age and the many benefits they can reap from doing so.  Below you can read an interview with BBC Radio Sheffield where Dr Gummer was posed several questions surrounding play and its...
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Exciting Digital resources for parents, teachers and home educators

October 2, 2017

It is always inspiring to see what’s going on in the world of children’s technology and the Digital Kids summit did not disappoint. We are often asked for solutions to problems such as student engagement, children spending too much time on screen as well as what the next big thing is going to be. Here are just a few highlights...
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An expert perspective on your family’s mental health and wellbeing

February 22, 2017

Why rethinking mental health is important for our kid’s health and wellbeing Mental health is a hot topic at the moment and all of the commentary seems to be more or less saying the same thing – it’s more prevalent than we think and people are applauded for speaking up about it. If we’re trying to raise children to be...
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Are nurseries the best childcare choice?

November 29, 2016

Dr Amanda Gummer shares her thoughts in response to a new study which found that kids who attend nursery display better social and every day skills.