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Action for Children 4h
📚 Today is and reading poems to your children can be extremely beneficial for your little ones by stretching their imagination and improving their listening skills. What are your favourite poems to read aloud?
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Action for Children 18h
Coronavirus restrictions are making university life very uncertain right now. This can take its toll on the student's mental health. It can also worry you as a parent, so we’ve outlined some things you can do to support your child from afar.
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Action for Children 24h
🥑 Some children eat everything put in front of them, while others need more coaxing. These tips from the are helpful for introducing a varied diet.
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Together with and other organisations, we’ve signed a letter to urging the Government to do the right thing and by making the £20 increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit permanent.
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Action for Children Sep 29
Lots of us are being asked to stay at home or keep our distance right now. This can feel scary, but there are simple ways to manage stress and feel less anxious. Here's how you can help your family cope emotionally during a pandemic:
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Action for Children Sep 29
In the last few months our frontline staff have been a vital lifeline for vulnerable children. These key workers have supported nearly 10,000 children and young people. But we know more has to be done to support children in crisis. Read our report:
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Action for Children Sep 29
Our four fabulous Peruvian alpacas who live at our Headlands School in Penarth are going to be having their TV debut on as one of the ‘things to make you smile’ today! Make sure you tune in from 10am to see them 📺
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Action for Children Sep 29
Replying to @actnforchildren
As the financial effects of the pandemic continue to unfold, govt must act now to support those families by retaining temporary measures such as increases in Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit. (3/3) 👇 Support our calls by signing our petition 👇
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Action for Children Sep 29
Replying to @actnforchildren
Our own report, Childhood During Coronavirus, echoes the Children’s Commissioner’s findings - many of the families that we support have struggled to feed and clothe their children, and stay on top of household bills. (2/3)
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Action for Children Sep 29
. has called for a comprehensive recovery package for children that includes social security and housing support measures for low-income families who have been hit hard by the pandemic. We fully support these calls. (1/3)
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Action for Children Sep 28
🥦 This week is 's Healthy Eating Week and we have some great tips from our expert practitioners on feeding your family, and how to help them make healthy choices.
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Action for Children Sep 28
Building good emotional wellbeing in your child starts with looking after yourself. When life is busy it can be easy to forget, but small changes can help. Here's simple ways to start, from writing down how you feel to getting a good night of sleep:
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Action for Children Sep 28
Replying to @scsmithxx
Thank you for your incredible support Sarah. ❤️
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Action for Children Sep 27
✍️ Life for children and young people – particularly the most vulnerable – is increasingly complicated. That's why we teamed up with and to create a way for young people to express how they feel through writing.
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Action for Children Sep 27
🗣 Parent Talk offers free, down-to-earth information and advice for parents. Use our confidential one-to-one online chat service. We’ll connect you directly with a parenting coach for judgement-free practical advice and emotional support.
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Action for Children Sep 26
Our in Penarth has introduced four Peruvian alpacas to the school, delighting students and helping improve their mental health. has more:
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Action for Children Sep 25
❤️ With the air of uncertainty we've become all too familiar with this year, it's important to practice mindfulness with your little ones. These family-friendly activities help children feel calm and be kind to themselves.
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Action for Children Sep 25
Poverty has a devastating effect on children. It can be isolating, and its effects can last a lifetime. It can affect a child’s education, career and health. We believe that every child should have a safe and happy childhood. But we need your help.
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Action for Children Sep 25
Replying to @grahamhunter73
Thank you for your incredible support, Graham. ❤️
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Action for Children Sep 24
There’s so much information about coronavirus out there that it can be difficult to know where to go. We’ve collected some resources to help you take care of yourself and your family:
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