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11 May, 2020

Making the most of family time

Families are probably spending more time together during this pandemic than we ever have before. How do we make the best of that time together and build positive memories for ourselves and for our children? Chloe McGinty who is a Family Support Worker with Springboard Family Support Project offers some ideas in the booklet ‘Parenting […]

29 Apr, 2020

Let’s Play – Ideas for Families

Let’s Play – Ideas for Families Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs While there are lots of ideas around for different age groups, here are some ideas that the whole family can enjoy together: have a movie night, choose a movie together and add some popcorn play a game of chess, […]

29 Apr, 2020

Let’s Play Ideas

Here is another good piece from the Government website Let’s Play Ireland  https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/ Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Here are some ideas for play that cost very little: take out frustration by squashing pillows or stamping cardboard boxes until they are flat draw pictures on card and cut them into […]

7 Apr, 2020

Lots of ideas on play

Here is a great website full of ideas on play with children as well as information on why play is so important for learning and well being. https://www.playscotland.org/parents-families/ You can also find and download the ‘Experimental Play’ book which is full of ideas for exciting projects here https://www.playscotland.org/wp-content/uploads/Experimental-Play-1.pdf

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 […]

31 Jul, 2018

5 Entertaining and Educational Rainy-Day Activities for Kids

What do you do when bad weather has your family cooped up indoors? Don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained and educate them at the same time! The internet is full of handy resources, from children’s exercise videos to online music lessons, that can provide endless ideas for indoor fun. […]