Starting ‘Big School’ is a big step for any child, and can be both exciting and all a little daunting for the children and for parents. Sarah Quinn shares some tips to help parents prepare their child for the transition to primary school.
Eoghan McConigley & Cliodhna O’ Neill from Park Academy’s Nature Kindergarten explain the endless sensory benefits that the forest presents to children.
Our Nature Kindergarten children love foraging for wild and wonderful foods around our forest, so today we decided to make Nettle Ice-Pops to cool us down in the summer heat. As none of us had even heard of Nettle Ice-Pops before, this was a bit of an adventure!
Summer is officially in full swing and that means lots more time in the garden! Water play is hugely popular with children and it’s a fantastic way to keep them occupied during the summer months. It can take many forms whether it be bath play, pool play, water table play or simply splashing around in
Let’s face it, travelling with children is a vastly different experience and can make even the bravest of parents apprehensive! Between the airport and the flight, there is a lot of time to kill and a LOT of stuff that you will need! This is especially true when travelling with young children – but it
Summertime is here and we can finally get out and about to enjoy some good weather! There are always lots of events on during the summer months which provide fun and entertainment for all the family. I am delighted to see that a number of this summer’s events are focusing on sports and fitness fun
Ahhh…toilet training. It’s one of the biggest milestones in a young child’s life and can be one of the biggest challenges for a parent. This can be especially true for working parents, as they are not at home with their child during the day. However toilet training your toddler does not have to be a
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Tomato based sauces are one of the most versatile kinds and add flavour to many different meals. They are also very popular with children; hence this is a recipe that I would use a lot in the crèche. There are lots of supermarket options on the market but most of these contain quite a bit
‘Chatterboxes’ is a speech & language program that is facilitated by Dublin Adult & Child Therapy Centre. Following our recent partnership with the centre, the team at head office were privileged to attend a special workshop with the Chatterboxes team which focused on language development for pre-schoolers. This workshop proved to be hugely interesting and
Easter is just around the corner and that means one thing for children…chocolate and lots of it! Between the Easter Bunny’s visit, egg hunts and treats from family and friends, children can end up getting A LOT of chocolate all at once. While it is important to celebrate and enjoy treats every now and again,
‘Mum where’s my tablet?!’,‘Dad can I use your phone?’ There’s no doubt about it, technological devices are quickly replacing children’s toys these days. However, the negative impact of technology is starting to show in children’s development recently – particularly with regards to their imaginative thinking and creativity. With the new world we are living in,