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The Importance of Balanced Play to a Child’s Development

  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…
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August 2, 2019

Children’s exposure to TV ads for age-restricted products is falling

  A new study from the Advertising Standards Authority has revealed that between 2013 and 2017 children’s exposure to TV ads has declined by 29.7%, falling from 229.3 ads per week to 161.2.       Furthermore, the study also revealed that along with children’s exposure to TV ads on the decline, certain types of content is…
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February 1, 2019 Tags:, , , , , , , , , ,

How to handle your child’s fears

Editor: Anna Taylor   I am a teacher, and the other day I watched a wonderful assembly that was the starting point for a unit of work on ‘Conquering Fear Stories.’  The teacher started off by asking the children and teachers to share their fears: the dark, spiders, snakes, flying, rats, heights, confined spaces –…
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October 24, 2018 Tags:, , ,