Saturday, July 06, 2013

Nick Jr. UK To Host Panel Discussion On The Importance Of Routines For Children On Monday 8th July 2013

Nick Jr. UK and Ireland has announced the exciting Nick Junior news that, due to the success of Nick Jr. UK hosting a special panel discussion live on the web TV broadcaster about "The Importance of Bedtime Stories" in March 2013, and to celebrate the launch of Nick Jr. UK's brand new "Step-by-Step with Dora" campaign, which will help parents navigate key developmental stages and teach their children key skills with help from Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel will be holding a second live panel discussion on on Monday 8th July 2013 at 12:00pm BST (GMT+1) called "How important are routines for children?"!
Joining Nick Jr. to discuss the topic of the importance of routines for children is Jacqueline Harding, a leading child development expert, and parent of two, blogger Jess McGlynn from the parenting blog Catch a Single Thought.

As part of the "How Important Are Routines For children?" webchat, Nick Jr. is also looking for parents to take part in the live internet broadcast by sending any questions or advice they have about routines for children to the panel, where the panel will answer your questions and discuss your advice live on air! You have submit any questions or advice for have for Nick Jr. UK's "How important are routines for children?" panel by using the dedicated form on or on Twitter by using the dedicated hashtag #STUDIOTALKTV. You can tune into Nick Jr. UK's "How important are routines for children?" live webcast by visiting or via the video below on Monday 8th July 2013 at 12:00pm BST (GMT+1). You can also watch via YouTube and/or parenting website KiddyCharts on Friday 22nd March 2013 from 12.30pm.


Whether your child or children should have a routine or not is an age old debate amongst parents. Do children flourish under a clear routine or do you think it’s better to follow your child’s own natural rhythm and let them take the lead?

Although predictability can be viewed as monotonous for adults, many parents believe that children flourish on repetition. Providing routines can also help kids deal with change. However some parents prefer to adopt a more varied attitude.

How do you strike the balance between child-led activities and consistency? What do you do if your child doesn’t take to a routine? Do you feel like a failure if your kids don’t follow the routine you’re trying to implement? At what age is having a routine most important?

To give parents a hand with negotiating developmental milestones, Nick Jr. has launched a new campaign -Step-by-Step Explore with Dora, which will help parents navigate key developmental stages and teach their children key skills with help from Dora the Explorer.

Joining us to discuss the topic is Jacqueline Harding, a leading child development expert, and parent of two, blogger Jess McGlynn from Catch a Single Thought.

To access a whole range of Dora themed assets to encourage and reward children on their developmental journey

Nick Jr. UK Launches "Step by Step with Dora" To Help Preschoolers Towards Their Next Big First

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, has announced in a series of Tweets (posts) on their official Twitter profile page (@NickJrUK) that Nick Jr. UK and Eire has unveiled a brand new and exclusive area to their official "Dora the Explorer" show website called "Step by Step with Dora"!

Dora Step By Step is a all-new initiative and set of tools specially designed by Nick Junior to help preschoolers move towards their next big first. Whether it's taking their first holiday to learning to ride a bike, Nick Jr.'s megastar heroine will be right there with them along the way to encourage them! With Dora Step By Step, children are supported in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding that will help them to make sense of the world.

As part of their new Dora initiative, Nick Jnr. has unveiled a set of great downloads and printables. Divided into two categories - 'Lets Go!', which helps little one to discover, try, and explore new things in the big wide world out there, and 'I Can Do It!', which, as for a young child, there's nothing more exciting than doing something on their own for the first time, will have useful tips and resources for the major milestones in their life's, including for 'First day of school', and visiting the Doctors for the first time - and subcategories, parents can download and print great activity sheets and resources to help their preschoolers towards their next big first.

To launch with, parents and children can currently download tools from the 'Every Day Routines' sub-section, which features useful tips and activities to help little ones get used to their every day routines such as potty training and brushing their teeth, and has great selection of exclusive printables to download - a handy Bedtime Routine chart, a useful 'Brush with Dora' tooth brushing chart, and a great 'You Did It!' potty training trophy.

Nick Jr. has also unveiled a fantastic new web app called called 'Share The Moment', where pre-schoolers' can share their success of conquering key milestones by uploading their own photos to design their very own pictures using the apps' step-by-step wizard.

Nick Jr. will make available more resource sheets and activities to download in the coming months to help Jr.'s achieve more firsts, including gardening, camping, riding a bike, visiting the beach, going on a trip, getting their first pet, attending their first day at school, doing first homework, their first science class, birthdays, baking, party's, doing chores, attending sleepovers, and visiting the doctor.

Click here to visit Nick Jr. UK's official Step by Step with Dora website on today!

Also, Tweeted by Nick Jr. UK on their official Twitter feed:
NEW Step-by-Step with Dora the Explorer! Explain key milestones & reward your little ones using Dora tools on - Monday 1st July 2013

Each week Dora will help you teach your little ones about their first ‘grown up’ steps. This week it’s all about Every Day Routines! - 1/7/2013

Struggling to put your preschooler to bed? Dora has a step-by-step bedtime routine to help!Go to #DoraStepByStep - Tuesday 2nd July 2013

It's brush time! You can use this step-by-step chart with your little one! #DoraStepByStep - Wednesday 3rd July 2013

How was brush time today? Dora's Step-by-Step Brush Chart can help to motivate your preschoolers! #dorastepbystep - 3/7/2013

Reward your preschooler with this cute Potty Training Trophy. You can use this to motivate them! #dorastepbystep - Friday 5th July 2013

How has the Dora Step-by-Step Every day Routines been helping you this week? Let us know your thoughts #dorastepbystep - 5/7/2013

You can find the Every day Routine Step-by-Step sheets,incl. a Potty Training Trophy,Brush Chart,Bedtime Routine on our site #dorastepbystep - Saturday 6th July 2013.