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We talked to lots of parents and carers from all walks of life to find out how we can help you. After talking to experts who care for or work with children, we made this series of supportive articles and features.
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- Phonics: The inspiration behind Alphablocks The show's creator discusses how Alphablocks and its twenty-six colourful characters sprung out of modern phonics techniques.
- Techno-savvy toddlers Technology is all around us – mobile phones, computers, CCTV cameras, interactive toys and games – but should we really encourage young children to ‘play’ with technology?
- Toddlers with lots of questions One of the joys of young children is that they always want to know more!
- Pre-school maths Help your child become more familiar and confident with maths by exposing them to real-life examples of maths skills as you go about your daily routine.
- Bed wetting It can be stressful for both parent and child – but with patience and support, your child will usually become dry in their own time.
- Exploring outdoors Getting out and about – whether it’s pottering in the garden, a trip to the local park or a walk to the shops - is great for stimulating your child’s curiosity to explore the world outside their home.
- Choosing a school for a child with SEN Finding the right educational setting for a child with special needs may mean a difficult choice between mainstream and special school.
- Swimming and the Big Splash Swimming has many health and fitness benefits and is something that the whole family can enjoy.
- Dance for children with disabilities They may have certain limitations, but disabled children of all abilities can gradually learn the physical and technical skills for dance.
- Bringing up a child with cerebral palsy One mother’s story – how the condition affects her son, and how she has found the parents of other children with special needs to be the best support.
- Speech and language difficulties Children with communication difficulties can struggle to be understood and to express themselves. But there are strategies which can be put in place to help them.
- Bringing up a child with learning difficulties A child with learning difficulties will take longer to achieve developmental milestones, but there are lots of things you can do to help your child make progress.
- Helping your child prepare for an operation With a little forward planning, your child’s hospital treatment need not be a stressful experience. Here are some tips for making it as easy and relaxed as possible.
- Bringing up a child with ADHD One mother’s story – how ADHD was diagnosed, how the condition affects her son, and how a local support group became a lifeline.
- Bringing up a child with dyslexia One mother’s story – how dyslexia was diagnosed, the support they received and what they have learnt along the way.
- Supporting a child with dyslexia Dyslexic children are just as capable of learning as everyone else – but some things will be a lot harder. The best way a parent can support their child is by being positive. Encourage their strengths and try not to emphasise their weaknesses.
- Communication issues and choices for deaf children Helping parents make informed choices about their child’s future – such as the best communication option for their child to adopt.
- Bringing up a visually-impaired child Raising a child who is blind or partially sighted will present challenges, but if you focus on the positive rather than the negative, it can open up a whole new world for you to enjoy.