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How to Help Your Child Learn

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Play may look like lots of fun, and it is, but it’s also an essential part of learning. While your child is running around, playing with toys, rolling balls, playingwith sand and with the water in the bath, your child is learning, solving problems, boosting social skills, increasing creativity and imagination, working on language skills and more! It’s amazing how much play teaches children and how much you can help your toddler learn simply by joining in and having fun together. Here are a few tips for the parents of busy toddlers to help them get the most fun and...

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The Twirlywoos Characters

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We’re sure you’ve seen the Twirlywoos on CBeebies by now, and we’re pretty sure your little ones are already huge fans. We’ve been loving all the feedback we’ve been reading on Twitter and Facebook and we really can’t wait to finish working on the Twirlywoos toys and show them to you. We’ve asked our fans to share their favourite characters with us so we can be sure to make enough! Until then we thought we’d take a look into how all the loveable characters were created. Steve Roberts is the Lead Creative and Writer on the Twirlywoos and he has...

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Learning with Schemas

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Have you ever wondered why your child loves to spend time filling bags or boxes up with toys or items in the living room, or why they enjoy rolling their balls or pushing the toy car round and round? These behaviours aren’t only about passing the time or having fun, your child is learning the whole time. Play patterns like these are known as schemas, and your child is discovering new things about the world around them and how things work. According to research, there are lots of different types of schemas, including: Moving up and down – vertical Over...

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Toys that Talk

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Children of all ages seem to be drawn towards toys that have the ability to speak. At Golden Bear we love to help children be inspired through play and talking toys can help bring the toys to life, promote the imagination and make the toys a lot more fun and friendly. If you are looking for a talking toy for your little one perhaps one of these would be the perfect choice:  Poppy Cat Talking Soft Toy  Ben and Holly’s Talking Nanny Plum  Bananas in Pyjama B1 and B2  My 1st JCB Talking Frankie Fire Truck  My 1st JCB Talking...

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Parents Make the Best Play Buddies

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Being a parent to a toddler is the perfect excuse to embrace your inner child. Playing has so many benefits for young children so if you have spent the afternoon playing rather than working you can rest assured that it was time well spent.  Playing isn't just about having a good time it’s also about feeling good and learning without even thinking about it. As a toddler plays they are not only having a giggle, they are also learning constantly. For example, if your child is playing with the shape sorter they are overcoming problems - What shape fit’s where? They can...

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