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Labels for kids – to make Year 6 SATS a little less daunting!

12/05/2014

 

 

Allergy

 

Easy2name wish all year 6 pupils ‘Good luck’ with their SATS tests this week. Children can often feel nervous and even daunted, which is completely understandable. As a parent, it can be hard to know what to do or say to help.

Here are a few practical ideas on how parents and families can help children:

Give them these 6 Tips:

1.  Prepare all school things the night before so you don’t have to worry about organising themselves in the morning

2. Get a good night’s sleep – you could take a warm bath, have a milky drink before bed

3. Ensure that you have a good breakfast

4. Read the question before you attempt your answer

5. Attempt to answer all of the questions

6. In the morning, leave all of your worries behind you and ‘do your best!’

Easy2name are here to help you with labels, tags and stickers, for every occasion. Easy to use, durable and bespoke, we can supply exactly what suits you and your child.

Call us today on 01635 298326 and talk to our friendly and helpful team, or look at our website at www.easy2name.com

 

Growth patterns in children – Easy2name growth charts

12/05/2014

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Easy2name look at Patterns of Growth Development

It’s something you can see….growth is the physical change in your child’s size and weight. What you can’t always see is that development is the change in your child’s physical, cognitive (learning and thinking), emotional, and social abilities and skills. Growth and development are closely linked. For example, a child’s leg muscles and bones must grow and their brain must develop to a certain stage before they are able to walk.

Children’s growth

Usually, children’s growth and developmental milestones are linked to certain ages. These milestones are broad ranges that show your child is developing as expected. Each milestone has an age range, and your child will reach them at her own pace. Don’t be surprised if your child has his first tooth at 4 months, but equally, don’t worry if your child is still toothless at 10 months!

You can’t change, speed up, or slow this pace, but you can still help your child’s growth and development in many ways.

Disequilibrium

All children will have periods of “disequilibrium” as they grow and develop. Disequilibrium is a term used to describe the “out-of-balance” times that happen just before a child enters a new developmental phase. It is an “out-of-sorts” phase that can occur just before learning something new. Your baby may be cranky as she learns to crawl, your toddler may be pushy as she learns to be around other children or your pre-schooler may be frustrated as she gets used to pre-school. For more information, look at the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_development_stages

This stage for children often triggers an out-of-balance time for parents, too. Just when you think you have your child sussed out, they can change and you have no idea what to do! As frustrating as this is, disequilibrium can be good for both of you as you learn new skills to deal with a new phase. Growing up is tough work, for parents – and children alike.

Easy2name can help you juggle!

At Easy2name, we understand that being a parent can be a juggling act. To make life that little bit easier for you, we have created a diverse range of naming labels and products, to make keeping your child’s possessions easier to do. They won’t get upset at losing their favourite things and you won’t have to keep replacing lost items, at a hefty cost!

In addition, easy2name have a range of funky growth charts, which you can customise to your requirements, in order to keep an eye on their growth and development.

Take a look at our website at www.easy2name.com or give us a call on 01635 298326 to order your labels and bespoke names items.

We provide a fast and friendly service……so don’t delay!

 

Childhood Allergies – Easy2name help with Allergy wrist bands

12/05/2014

Kids Wristbands for Traveling

 

Childhood Allergies – the facts:

Did you know that almost 50% of children in the UK have allergies, and for those affected this can mean a daily battle of trying to keep symptoms under control.

Allergy is when the body has a reaction to a protein (e.g. foods, insect stings, pollens and antibiotics). These substances are called allergens, and for most people they are harmless. Common things that cause allergic reactions include: food (e.g. peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat and fish), pollens from tree and grasses, house dust mite and insect stings.

Allergy symptoms:

Allergic symptoms can affect the nose, throat, ears, eyes, airways, digestion and skin in mild, moderate or severe form.

These symptoms can go largely unnoticed until a child has been suffering with the problem for some time. However, the consequences of suffering with one, or several, of these symptoms every day can cause a child to struggle with their schooling and other general abilities. Concentration levels can be reduced from lack of sleep, or simply from having the symptoms.

Diagnosis and treatment:

The most important fact to remember is that if a child does develop an allergy, with early diagnosis and treatment of this condition, it will be easier to manage the symptoms and help minimise their effects on the child’s daily life. Look to www.allergyuk.org for more information.

How can Easy2name help with your child’s allergies?

If you know that your child has allergies, in particular food allergies, and you need to contain and label their food, medication, and/or remedies, Easy2name can help you, with our extensive range of bespoke labels, tags and named products. We also have a range of allergy labels and wrist bands so that your child’s allergies can be remembered, whatever they are up to.

Look at our website, www.easy2name.com and order your chosen items, or call us on 01635 298326 and talk to one of our friendly and experienced team members, who are always eager to help.

 

The Celebration Tent

25/07/2013

We have just come across this amazing company ‘The Celebration Tent’. A unique and fabulous eye-catching addition to any celebration ~ children’s birthday party, teenager’s birthday party, wedding, christening, naming day, baby shower, or a general gathering of family and friends. It’s an exciting hideaway for your party entertainer/entertainment and a great ‘sleepover’ venue too…! Continue reading »

 

Label It Smart:

24/07/2013

Choosing Clothing Labels for Children

As we get ready to return to the new school term, parents are getting ready for “back to school” by planning and purchasing uniforms and athletic kit for the year. But who has the time to sew labels into children’s clothing?

Apparently Kate and Pippa Middleton’s Mom. According to a recent post in The Guardian “How Do You Label Your Children’s Clothes” Mom’s everywhere are struck with the task of not only sending their children to school with the appropriate uniform or kit, but ensuring that those articles actually return home. In an interview with Tatler Magazine, Carole Middleton admitted to hand sewing her children’s name into their clothing each year.

It sounds like a lot of work doesn’t it? Why bother labelling the clothing at all? Well, being a Mum of four boys makes me an expert on the topic, and the Easy2name business was set up in 2000 inspired by my own struggle to keep track of my children’s belongings. We make and dispatch labels every day for nursery, school, care home and craft use, we can even make labels with your own team or business logo as well. Continue reading »

 

Lunchbox Labels for Safety:

23/07/2013

Advice for Children with Allergies

If you are a parent with a child who suffers from moderate to severe food allergies, sending a special lunch to school is often the best preventative measure to ensure your child’s safety. Not only can you plan a meal that is healthy but also closely monitor what your child is eating to avoid reactions to other foods that may contain allergens. If a child has a significant risk of anaphylaxis, it is the first line of defence.

However carefully you monitor what your child eats there is always the concern that they will come into contact with allergens outside the home, and the highest risk of that occurring is during the school day. While teachers and lunch supervisors do their best to adhere to allergy precautions, there is a chance that your child’s lunch may become misplaced or mixed up with someone else. And while that is a minor inconvenience for most children, for a child with severe food allergies it can be life threatening.
What steps can parents take to further reduce the risk of severe allergic reaction to food during the school day? There are a number of ways in fact to help ensure your child avoids unknown foods as well as ways to help educate your child to understand why they need to be careful.
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Tips For Travelling With Kids

18/07/2013

Tips For Travelling With KidsHooray! Finally some sunshine we can all enjoy with the kids. As a mum of 4 I think you could say I know exactly how much planning needs to be done when going on holiday with the children. Here are a few tips:

1. Label your children’s clothes, swimming/beach towels, rucksacks and beakers, especially if you will be using Kids’ Clubs – they will go missing! Do also check out our ID wristbands so you can label the children with your contact details.

2. Lost luggage is a nightmare. Check out our luggage straps to aid easy identification. Rather than filling one suitcase per person, pack a couple of daytime and evening outfits for everyone in each case so you can all get started while the airline track down the missing bag.

3. Add a small ‘emergency bag’ to your hand luggage, include plasters, tissues, paracetamols, cotton wool, safety pins, wet wipes and a few sweeties (for bribing and wiping away tears).
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Hot Weather Tips

24/07/2012

Hot Weather Tips

In this hot weather we need to take care of ourselves and watch out for those more vulnerable to heat exhaustion.
Direct.gov (the official government information website) advises you to:
• Avoid going out in the hottest part of the day (11.00 am to 3.00 pm), if possible and do any strenuous outdoor activities, like DIY or gardening, during cooler parts of the day.
• taking cold showers or baths often with cold water
• drinking plenty of fluids, like juice or water – avoid coffee and alcohol
• wear a hat and light, loose-fitting clothing, and keep to the shade when out
• Keep your house cool, closing pale-colored the curtains, keep windows closed when its hotter outside and open them at night if safe to do so.
• If out, keep your food in cooler bags in the shade and keep food in a fridge where possible.
• Keep bins out of the sun with the lids on, double bagging any food waste/nappies and squeezing the air out. Recycle as much as possible and clean bins when empty.
• Keep pets homes clean and in the shade, with plenty of food and water.
• Avoid having bonfires and take extra care with BBQ’s to reduce the risk of fires.

 

Custard Online- Childrens’s clothing

18/07/2012

Custard Online

Custard’s collections are for children from birth up to 10 years and are unique, quirky items that cannot be bought on the high street.

At CUSTARD they believe all children are individuals and love seeing their personalities reflected by the clothes, shoes and accessories they choose to wear.

Take a look at their website here as they currently have a sale on!

 

Help for Heroes NEW PRODUCT RANGE

12/06/2012

Help for HeroesAs a supporter of Help for Heroes I now see that they have added a lovely new collection of baby products to their shop, called the ‘Little Hero’ range. I will certainly purchase something for my little one due in August knowing at least some of the proceeds are going to such a good cause.
Help for Heroes continues to grow as a charity doing marvellous work to support our armed forces, with donations going into Hopsitals and recovery centres like Headley Court.