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10 Aug, 2020

Why singing to our babies and toddlers is so important

Here are some reasons why singing to your baby or toddler is so good for them. The Importance Of Music In The Development Of Toddlers Playgroup NSW Categories: Development Very early in their life, children will start to identify rhythm and even move to the beats of music. After all, music is meant to touch our […]

3 Jul, 2020

Shy or quiet: what’s the difference?

Sometimes as parents we worry that our child is shy but maybe they are simply quiet. How can we tell the difference and encourage our child to engage well with others? Here are some thoughts on that from The Growing Child, the newsletter distributed by Lifestart. Shy or Quiet: What’s the difference There is a […]

15 Jun, 2020

Information for parents on supporting your baby’s learning and development

Here are some great ideas from the First 5 website to help you support your baby’s learning and development Click on the images for a better view or download the PDFs by just clicking the link below info-for-parents Tá an t-eolas ar fáil  anseo i nGaeilge fosta leidleathanach_thuismitheoir_babaithe  For more information from First 5 on […]

15 Jun, 2020

Creative ideas to support little ones learning at home

More creative ideas from First 5 on how you can support your pre-school child’s learning at home. Here is one about making puppets from bits and pieces lying round the house. An activity like this helps to develop imagination, language, problem solving and creative skills. https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/video/puppets.mp4   And here is another lovely video on imaginative […]

7 May, 2020

Interested learners – top tips for parents of 10 – 12 year olds

By the age of 10-12 years our children know what they are interested in. If we can tap into this we can help them learn in all sorts of ways. Ordinary everyday tasks also help them to learn. You can find lots of learning activities on http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12 Ages and stages At this age children use language […]

6 May, 2020

Home is a learning place – tops tips for parents of 3-4 year olds

Here is a great short video about how 3-4 year olds learn, taken from the Help My Kid Learn website. Building it into your day As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day – the most important thing is that your […]

6 May, 2020

Living is learning – useful tips for parents of 0-2 year olds

Help My Kid Learn http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ is a great website full of lots of information, tips and resources to help you help your child learn. Our children are learning about the world from the moment they are born. We are already doing so much to help them understand and to develop the building blocks for language, reading, […]

8 Apr, 2020

Active Listening

Active listening is a good way to improve your communication with your child. It lets your child know you are interested in what she has to say. To practice active listening: give your full attention to your child make eye contact and stop other things you are doing get down on your child’s level and […]

8 May, 2019

Encouraging books before screens for our babies and children

Our thanks to Donegal County Childcare Committee who were involved in the development of this leaflet along with CYPSC, Tusla and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. To get a pdf version of the leaflet just click on the link:-  Books not screens

8 Nov, 2018

How music helps with children’s literacy skills

The Importance of Literacy for Children Literacy is one of the most important skills we develop in our early childhood years. It’s not just about being able to read in school, either. Learning how to read gives children the skills they need to learn and comprehend complex ideas that help shape them into individuals. Being […]