Parents

Science education in early years

Parents

Science Education in Early Years Learning

Science education in early years plays such a key part in a child’s development, but why is it so important at this age? Because it is these early years that most of a child’s brain development occurs.   Ante-natal: Around week six the first electrical brain activity begins. This is a baby’s first synapses firing, […]

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Sue in conversation with Dr. Sophie Dauvois

Sue Atkins, ITV ‘This Morning’, BBC Radio and Disney Jnr UK’s Parenting Expert, has described OKIDO as “a wonderful gift for grandparents & aunts & uncles to give as Christmas presents – it’s bursting with activities, fun & learning” and features the magazine on her Sue Atkins Recommends page. Our Editor and Co-founder, Sophie Dauvois, […]

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Children playing and reading OKIDO magazine

Parents

The Importance of Reading with Children

At at time where screen-time is at record levels, reading with children is sometimes being forced into the backseat (1). In this article we identify 7 reasons why reading with children is so important. Plus, we have put together a collection of our favourite OKIDO stories from squirrel boy for you to enjoy! 1. EMOTIONAL EMPATHY When transported […]

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ojo OKIDO steam blog

Parents

STEAMer of the Month: OjO

In the first of our blog series celebrating our STEAM education pioneers (that’s  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) we chat to OjO who have big plans for 2019… Tell us a little bit about what you do? OjO is a pioneering London-based toy brand, striving to bring STEAM skills to the early years through […]

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Parents

Mumpreneurs: Success Stories from Our Friends & Founders

Many of us dream about running our own business, but when we have children, the flexibility that comes with working for ourselves is a real draw. The ‘mum economy’ –which refers to businesses run by mothers with children under 18 – is booming. In fact, it’s estimated that these businesses will generate £9.5 billion for […]

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Green Parenting - Plastic Free Toys

Parents

Green Parenting: Plastic Free, Eco Friendly Kids’ Toys

Looking to cut down on plastic? Hard when small scientists want toys to play with. Fortunately, sparking a life-long love of art and science doesn’t require you to compromise your carbon footprint; in fact, there are lots of toys out there that limit environmental impact. OKIDO aims to inspire and encourage, allowing young children to […]

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Home School Learning

Parents

Don’t Wait for School, Learn Through Play at Home!

Why not start a subscription to OKIDO magazine in September to last the whole academic year and help them learn through play at home!? Whether your child is transitioning to nursery, reception or infant school for the first time or just moving into a different school year, supporting and encouraging your child through this process […]

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Parents

Stop The Slide! How to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Don’t let small scientists slide back this summer! Yes, summer is a time for fun, but it can be a time for learning too. In fact, that’s the attitude you should have whilst parenting young children during the school holidays. Anything to stop the ‘summer slide’. Defined as a child’s loss of knowledge and academic […]

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