June Guest Campaign

Here at MNHQ, we think it makes sense to use the not-inconsiderable might of the Mumsnet collective for the greater good. That's why we regularly exchange links and public support with charities and pressure groups in areas Mumsnetters are interested in, such as special needs provision, child poverty, childcare, parenting, breastfeeding, maternity care and relationship support.

Children Today fund specialist equipment that can completely change the life of a disabled child. 

Reece is 9 years old but has a mental age of a 2 year old and has no awareness of danger. His parents applied to Children Today for a specially adapted trike, one that Reece can pedal and steer but which his parents have ultimate control of via a lever. Reece is now able to experience the freedom of riding a bike and get some exercise. He absolutely loves it!

Are you worried about your toddler's touchscreen time? Although there are smartphones or tablets in most homes, there is little guidance for parents who want to make sure technology is being used in ways that benefit their young children. The good news is that technology can be used alongside books to help children learn. 

The National Literacy Trust has created a video and tips for parents on Words for Life on how to use technology to help your childs early learning. The charity has also launched LiteracyApps; a guide to the best apps to help communication development.

  • Using tablets to support communication, language and literacy from National Literacy Trust on Vimeo.

  • Four Paws 

  • Animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS calls on classified ad sites to implement its animal welfare measures. A puppy being swapped for a smart phone, a pit bull advertised illegally for professional dog fighting, an unwanted pregnant monkey - these are just some of the shocking ads discovered during research on 42 classified ad sites, and all caused by a lack of proper regulation of the online pet trade. With their international campaign FOUR PAWS wants to stop this "pet deception"

Mumsnet Campaigns 

We're harnessing the might of Mumsnet and putting it behind causes close to your heart. They range from This Is My Child and Let Girls Be Girls, to our Miscarriage Care and We Believe You campaigns and our campaign to change how Britain's libel laws affect online publishers like us.

Your input is vital, so please do keep contributing your ideas and observations on the Campaigns topic in Talk.

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