Technology and Children’s Social Development

kids on mobile phone

As technology use has increased over the past decade, so have the number of concerns from parents about how it impacts the development of children. From cognitive and learning concerns to social and emotional concerns, parents and professionals are right to question the impact of something that consumes the time and energy of so many … Read more

Returning to school after lockdown

mom learning on the computer with her son

In our blog post we share advice for parents on how to prepare their child emotionally for returning to school following on from the coronavirus lockdown. Advice for children in primary or junior school If you have a young child who is in primary school and who seems anxious about going back to school, try … Read more

Social media and children

small girl holding a phone

Social media is a rapidly evolving platform for younger people to communicate with each other, express themselves, and share content of all kinds. It has given rise to a new cultural paradigm that drives technology and businesses, while changing the way people interact. As a tool, social media is a double-edged sword. While it has … Read more

Smart Toys for your Child

kids playing outdoors

If you’ve ever marveled at the look of concentration on the face of a child who tries to fit a square block into a square hole or catch a ball in mid-air, you know that playtime isn’t just about fun and games. It’s serious business — and toys are the tools of the trade. Here … Read more

Mental health during COVID-19

happy autumn father and child photo

The negative mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are clear, but there is particular concern children will be most affected in the long run. By the end of March school closures were impacting 91% of the world’s student population and are still affecting more than 60%. These closures limit children’s opportunities for important social interactions, which can harm their mental … Read more

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