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Connected toys and internet safety

The last few years have seen a huge rise in ‘connected’ toys and while we are seeing firsthand how they can be used to expand play and learning, it is important that we know what they are and how to make sure our little ones are staying safe when using them.  What are connected toys?…
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February 6, 2020

The Good Toy Guide’s 10 STEM Toys

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), in one way or another, is the backbone of most things in the world around us today.  It is important to encourage our children’s interest in STEM as it is crucial for their development in logical processing, problem-solving, spatial awareness and even creativity.  So how can we get our…
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February 4, 2020 Tags:, ,

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

Why are school break times shorter now than 20 years ago?

For most children, school break times are the highlight of the school day. But according to a long term study carried out by UCL, the length of school break times have reduced in the last 20 years. It is believed that primary school students in England are now having 45 minutes less break time a week than…
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May 10, 2019