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Can starting a blog be good for children?

2018 April 23

It might seem like a strange question, especially with all the warnings about children and screen time that are constantly in the news, but can blogging actually be beneficial for children?

According to online safety charity WiredSafety, in 2017, there were over 6 million children around the world, regularly writing blogs and whilst there are a number of dangers revolving around children and the internet, there are also a number of benefits to blogging.

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What to do if your child just won’t listen?

2018 April 16

When your child is old enough to know better but still doesn’t listen to you and do as they’re told, it can be more than a little frustrating.

How many times do you have to ask or tell your child to tidy their room before they do it? To come off that video game? To come inside from playing? To say please and thank you?

There are a lot of reasons why your child might not be paying attention and doing as you ask, some of these are easier to combat than others, but we’ve put together some tips to help you through these difficult situations.

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Nannies and Disabled Parents: It’s a Winning Combination

2018 March 26

Parenting is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. Raising a baby through childhood isn’t easy, and it’s even harder for disabled parents. Especially those without a solid support system.

Disabled parents often have a harder time admitting when they need help. Every parent has days where they feel overwhelmed and in desperate need of respite, but disabled parents don’t always have the courage to stand up and ask for the help they need for fear of negativity from others like being seen as unfit to parent or unable to cope.

By welcoming a nanny into your family, you can gain the help you need without worrying about negativity – after all, it’s not like nannies are unheard of!

Here are our top reasons why a nanny is a perfect choice for disabled parents: read more…

Creative ways to say ‘no’ to your young child

2018 March 19

Do you feel as though you’re constantly saying ‘no’ to your child’s demands and requests? Chances are, if your child is ignoring you when you say ‘no’, you might be saying it too often.

This can be a huge problem as you try to teach your child right from wrong, as well as trying to keep them safe.

That’s why we’ve put together some creative alternatives to saying ‘no’ to help regain your child’s attention whilst avoiding using the same word over and over.

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How to Encourage Your Child’s Imagination

2018 March 12

Your child’s imagination is constantly evolving, and it’s important that you help to nurture it from birth and throughout their childhood.

By sparking your child’s imagination, you help to stimulate their brain which in time will allow them to dream and imagine new possibilities. More importantly, allowing your child to create their own imaginary situations can help with their speech, empathy, problem-solving, social skills, confidence and much more.

Here are a few activity examples to help develop your child’s imagination from a young age:

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Best 5 Audiobooks for Kids

2018 March 5

Audiobooks are fantastic for children, especially those who haven’t yet learned to read. Audiobooks can even help your child to improve their reading ability, especially if they follow the words in the book whilst listening to the audiobook.

Audiobooks are also great for quiet time and for keeping children occupied during long journeys.

That’s why we’ve put together our top 5 audiobooks for children to get you started:

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5 Books for Young Readers!

2018 February 23

Here at nannyjob.co.uk, we’ll never stop talking about how important books and stories are for children. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 5 books, perfect for young readers.

Remember that books aren’t just for children who can already read, it’s just as important that you read to your children, no matter how old they are!

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Gender Stereotyping – What Is It and How to Avoid It

2018 February 12

The topic of gender stereotyping with regards to children has been gaining a lot of traction in the news and online. You’ve probably already seen at least one article, video or news feature on this topic.

But what is it?

Gender stereotyping is associating certain expectations or ideals depending upon someone’s gender. In relation to children, this could be that typically, girls should like the colour pink and should play with dolls and kitchen sets, whereas boys should like the colour blue and should be more physical in their play, making mess or playing with action figures and video games.

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Top Tips to Encourage Physical Activity in Children

2018 February 7

Encouraging your child to be more physically active isn’t as hard as it might at first seem. First of all, children are generally full of energy, much more it seems than adults and so all you need to do is guide them into using that energy.

Physical activity is extremely important for children. It helps to build muscles, coordination, and concentration whilst also helping to maintain mental and emotional health.

It’s never too young to begin fostering a love of exercise and activity in children as it can become a habit that helps them to stay healthy and active throughout their entire life.

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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

2018 February 1

The day of love is right around the corner and Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to bring out those craft supplies and start making gifts for all.

Try these fun Valentine’s Day inspired crafts for kids of all ages:

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