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Plan Toys

PlanToys® established over 30 years ago with a mission to inspire children and families worldwide with innovative toy creations that help to sustain the environment and economy. Their aim create ‘innovative and educational toys that help to promote children’s wildest imaginations and best possible self-development’. PlanToys® not only...

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FAQs and Top Tips for Parents and Families – Home Learning Hub

New Video Series: Dr Amanda Gummer on Learning and Working from Home If, as a parent, you are working from home and look to ensure that your child can learn from home effectively, you've come to the right place! Explaining the Coronavirus to kids Keeping kids entertained at home Establishing family routines How much is too much screen-time?...

What are the different types of Homeschooling?

Welcome to our introductory series on Homeschooling where we are taking a look at the different types of homeschooling methods. In the second part of our 3-part articles, we summarise the various methods of homeschooling which are currently out there to help you understand the different types of curricula out there that may be of use to you when...

Giveaway: Our 5th Birthday Giveaway Celebration!

Fundamentally Children turns five this month and we want to celebrate those five 'FUN-tastic' years by offering one lucky winner an amazing giveaway bundle worth over £400! Here's what's included: Geomag’s Magicube Free Building set (27pc) Geomag’s Panels set (83pc) Geomag’s Classic Confetti set (88pc) Explorers Hidden Temple with T-Rex (9429)...

Indoor Toys

        Children playing indoors can be stressful for parents who may not want their living room turned into a pirate ship. But, with the English weather and parents’ reluctance to let young children outside unsupervised; indoors is often the only place children can play regularly and freely. To help parents cope with...

Birthday Presents for Children: Gift Ideas for 11 Year Olds

Gift Ideas for Ten Year-Olds Gift Ideas for all Ages Gift Ideas For Eleven Year-Olds 1 Not sure what toys to buy for an eleven year-old? Read on for some tips and suggestions from the Good Toy Guide experts! These are some examples of toys that a child of this age may enjoy, but please remember that every child is unique and has a preference for...

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Building Great Britons

I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of the Building Great Britons report at Westminster yesterday. The report is aimed at policy makers and organisations that support families and therefore crosses a lot of political departments – health, education, justice, welfare, etc. The combined costs to these departments for getting the...

The Rising Cost of Extra-curricular Activities

  Children taking part in extra-curricular activities and school trips is a common thing but for many parents, the cost of these soon add up, especially if they are paying for more than one child to attend. Kids love to do more and, for families juggling childcare, before and after-school clubs are a necessity. However, the rising costs of...

David and Victoria Beckham debate: Is it ok for parents to kiss their child on the lips?

Last year we commented on an Instagram post by designer Victoria Beckham, showed her kissing her daughter, Harper, on the lips in an update which celebrated her child’s fifth birthday.Just a few days ago, , David Beckham shared a similar image online and it has once again sparked a parenting debate.   Kiss for Daddy ❤️ A post shared by...

going back to school post lockdown

How to help children thrive at school post-lockdown

By Dr Amanda Gummer, Founder and CEO of Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide   Going back to school in September, post lockdown, can be unsettling at the best of times – new class, new teacher, often new school, or even the first experience of school. With lockdown and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding us at the moment, children may...

Favourite Classic Toys & Games by Fundamentally Children

Favourite Classic Toys & Games – from the Fundamentally Children team

We all have that special toy that we remember from childhood and as Christmas is coming up the team have been thinking about our favourites, that we enjoyed as children as well as the ones we now enjoy with our own families. Have we missed out your childhood favourite? Let us know in the comments! Scrabble “A great classic family game we...

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