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Things To Do This Summer

Things To Do This Summer

Summer is in full swing and children are free” from school. While this is a great time for children, it can be a difficult time for parents trying to occupy all that free time and ensure their children are kept somewhat entertained over the couple of months. Many children will attend Summer Camps. There is a huge range and diversity ... Read More »

The Power of Play

The Power of Play

Children learn through play.  It’s their language.  As they roll around on the ground, play pretend games or paint and draw, they test their physical strength, they set up problems and they find solutions; “Teddy has a broken leg, we must find ways of making teddy better”.  As they talk, move and have fun, children are constantly learning. Their imaginations ... Read More »

Love Parenting Survey

Love Parenting Survey

At Love Parenting we really value your feedback! We are always trying to improve our website and can only do this if you tell us what you like and what information you find helpful.   This survey will take approximately two minutes to complete and  if you wish you may enter a draw for two €25 Boots voucher.   *Please be aware that we ... Read More »

Baby and Child Reflexology

Baby and Child Reflexology

Reflexology is a beautiful therapy to enhance nurturing relationships with your little one, developing a sense of security and attachment. You can introduce reflexology to your child at any stage and enjoy the immediate benefits. Reflexology is a safe and effective therapy to use with babies and children, encouraging health and wellbeing, promoting bonding and comforting, soothing digestive complaints, and ... Read More »

Play: A User’s Guide

Play: A User’s Guide

Play Images Copyright of Hugh McMahon http://hughmcmahon.com/ Read More »

A Guide for Parents of 0-5 year olds

A Guide for Parents of 0-5 year olds

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILD A GUIDE FOR PARENTS The New Baby The world is a strange and terrifying place for a new born baby. You can help your baby realise that it can also be a friendly, happy place by meeting his needs reasonably soon after they are felt, and by providing lots of cuddles and closeness. Remember, you ... Read More »

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

Advice for Parents: What do children need?

What do Children Need? Children learn from Adults and they need to be resilient in order to meet their full potential. For a child to be resilient they need the following: External supports: need to have a support structure and to be able to trust; Trust is defined as believing in, and relying on, another person or thing. For example ... Read More »

Helping Young Children Learn to Talk 2 1/2 – 3 Years

Helping Young Children Learn to Talk 2 1/2 – 3 Years

Talking and listening to young children from an early age helps them develop good listening and language skills. It also helps them learn and develop good relationships with people.  Talking to your child can fit easily into everyday life. Talk about the things you see when you’re on a walk or doing the housework. Chat to your child during play ... Read More »

Reasons to Play

Reasons to Play

Just a few of the reasons why parents and children should play together: Provided by ABC Start Right Limerick Read More »

Little Steps to Big School

Little Steps to Big School

Your child is ready for school when he/she can Open and close their coat and hang it up by themselves Open and close Velcro straps on their shoes Open lunch box, drink and yoghurt Tidy up and return toys to their place Use the toilet themselves (trousers without buttons help) Simple self – care skills- wash their hands, clean their ... Read More »