Child Development

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8% of 4- 5 years old in the South West are obese

Latest figures show 8.8 % of Reception children in South West are obese compared to 8.5% in 2016 Nationally, 9.6% of Reception Year children in the 2016/17 school year are obese compared to 9.3% in 2015/16 Local authority breakdown of data available at end of release Nationally, the number of obese children in the most deprived… Read More…

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation.

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton’s children’s book ‘Mummy’s Got Bipolar’ has now been turned into a short animation. Bipolar disorder affects thousands of people in the UK, and many of them are parents. Sophie and Katie’s Mummy is one of them. Discover some of the highs and lows of having a Mummy with Bipolar from a child’s perspective, in this… Read More…

Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man

Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man

 Bristol’s Windmill Hill City Farm unveils 6ft Stick Man figure to launch the first trail of its kind in England Popular picture book character Stick Man is featuring in a new free outdoor activity trail which launched  at Windmill Hill City Farm in Bristol to encourage children to branch out by getting outdoors and exploring the natural… Read More…

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths

Debunking some common bedwetting myths – There are many myths around bedwetting - what causes this common, but complex childhood condition and how it should be treated. Here are ERIC’s answers to just a few of them. Myth no 1: “There’s no point treating bedwetting – children grow out of it eventually.” Bedwetting can and should be… Read More…

Would Your Child Benefit from a Club?

Would Your Child Benefit from a Club?

There are many clubs that run in after school hours. Some could be held at the school your child attends or at other places like a church. Most of these run during half term breaks and the summer holidays which ensures your child will have activities they can do to keep them entertained. This also… Read More…

Is your child too tired to learn?

Is your child too tired to learn?

New research has confirmed what we have long suspected – that lack of sleep among primary school children is having a devastating effect, with nine out of 10 teachers complaining that pupils are too tired to learn. The poll also reveals that more than half – 55% – of teachers agreed that the brightest children… Read More…

Summer Reading Challenge at your local Libraries

Summer Reading Challenge at your local Libraries

On July 15th at Midsomer Norton and Radstock libraries, are launching their annual Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free national scheme for 4-11 year olds who can read up to 6 of their choice over the summer, collect stickers along the way and receive a certificate and medal when the challenge is completed. The… Read More…

New emotional health and wellbeing for children book released by local author.

New emotional health and wellbeing for children book released by local author.

Positive emotional health in a child’s earliest years can be a critical factor in their future development. Offering practical suggestions for games, activities and exercises designed to promote emotional wellbeing in young children, this essential guide showcases a wide range of approaches such as mindfulness and meditation, Forest School and Reggio Emilia to provide a… Read More…

The online search habits of new mums

The online search habits of new mums

Will my baby….? Why is my baby….? Both common question starters entered into Google’s search bar every month by mums to be or new mums needing to fulfil their need for information. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, here at Search Laboratory we decided to dig a little deeper to find out just what mums were… Read More…

Redesigning Maternity Services

Redesigning Maternity Services

We know that choosing where to have your baby is a big decision, that’s why we’re currently looking at what we provide across our region. We need your help to make sure we are getting it right for women, both now and in the future. Come along to one of our friendly discussion sessions and… Read More…

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