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Tag Archives: "parenting the early years"

8 Jul, 2020

Supporting your child’s emotional well-being on their return to Early Learning and Care

Here are some great tips for supporting your child’s emotional well-being as they return to childcare. These come from Barnardos and can be found on the Gov.ie website Let’s Get Ready – links below. As Early Learning and Care settings reopen, you might be thinking about your child’s return to preschool, childminder or crèche. You […]

1 Jul, 2020

How do babies learn?

How do babies learn? Here is a piece from the Growing Child newsletter distributed by Lifestart which gives us some insight into that. Exercises in Learning Around her first birthday, what kinds of things is Baby now doing on her own? If you watch her carefully, you will notice she is likely to try to […]

17 Jun, 2020

Resources for parents to support their child’s learning and development

Support Materials for Parents Parents are the most important people in their children’s early lives. The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has produced a number of resources that contain lots of ideas, suggestions and practical examples of how parents can support their children’s learning and development in the early years. These resources are available […]

17 Jun, 2020

Baby’s sleep needs 0 – 3 months

The website MyChild.ie is a great source of information about all aspects of your child’s well being and development. Here is what they say about sleep in those early months. Newborn baby’s sleep needs at 0 to 3 months Newborn babies spend most of their time asleep. They haven’t yet developed a set sleep pattern. […]

16 Jun, 2020

Meal time, nappy time, sleep time – babies are learning all the time

Even our ordinary everyday routines of meal times, nappy changing and sleep times can give babies and toddlers opportunities to develop their communication skills as well as feelings of security and confidence. These tips from the First 5 website are written with childcare workers in mind but are really useful for mums and dads at […]

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 […]

2 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages: Baby see, Baby do

Playing with your infant Parents of children aged birth to 3 years: Put some time aside to play with your child.  Your child will move from ‘exploring objects’ to imitating you, to pretending to be you (Baby See, Baby do – this is role modelling).  This is a great step forward in your child’s development […]

16 Sep, 2019

50 Key Messages – Top six ways to be a positive parent

From the Tusla parenting 24 seven website Top six ways to be a positive parent CRISPS CRISPS is an activity from the Lifestart Foundation Spirals Programme, see www.lifestartfoundation.org C. Be Consistent and avoid idle threats Follow through on what you say and don’t change the ‘rules’ from day to day. Make sure all the people who […]

3 Sep, 2019

The Parent/Child relationship is key – activities for you and your child

Activities for you and your child 3 to 5 years: Learn about colours – at about three years of age, children will start to be able to recognise and name colours. At every opportunity ask questions about colours and name colours as you go – e.g. in the supermarket, “look at the yellow bananas”. Don’t worry if […]