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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 Apr, 2020

Challenging times for families

“You don’t have to be perfect.” Many families are at home together 24/7 and will be for some time to come. This means that there are many challenges for parents with young children? Social distancing and rules about staying at home have totally changed daily life for us all. No change is easy, and this […]

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

7 Apr, 2020

The Story of the Oyster and the Butterfly : the coronavirus and me – a story for children by Ana Gomez

  Ana Gomez has written a beautiful book for children to help them understand and deal with the strong emotions they may be feeling during this challenging time. You can download the book here by clicking the link AnaGomezbook_compressed (1)    

6 Apr, 2020

Parenting Through Covid19 – helpful hints to keep home life happy

The staff of Springboard Family Support Project and Finn Valley FRC CLG have come together to produce the ‘Parenting through COVID19 Booklet’  offering some helpful hints to keep home life happy. The PDF of the booklet can be downloaded here – just click the link below. FVFRC – Booklet PDF SF With schools closed and […]