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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 Little People Learn to Talk 21 Months – 2 Years

Helping Little People Learn to Talk 21 Months – 2 Years

Talking and listening to children from the moment they’re born helps them develop good listening and language skills. It also helps them to learn and develop good relationships with people. It’s never too early to start talking to your child. Most brain development happens before the age of two and the best way to stimulate your child’s brain is to ... Read More »

Helping Little People Learn to Talk 2- 2 1/2 Years

Helping Little People Learn to Talk 2- 2 1/2 Years

Talking and listening to children from the moment they’re born helps them develop good listening and language skills. It also helps them to learn and develop good relationships with people. Try reading stories together. This is a fun way to help your child learn new words. Don’t be afraid to read the same books over and over…your child will actually ... 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 »

Getting Creative with Play

Getting Creative with Play

    Creative play is a type of play in which the child utilises their body and a wide variety of materials to express themselves and their imagination. As parents we often have the tendency to dominate our children’s play by telling them what to do. It can be difficult to step back and let the child to take the ... Read More »

Temper Tantrums

Temper Tantrums

As most parents will probably tell you, they have gone through any number of embarrassing situations where their little angel has burst out in the most almighty tantrum in the middle of the supermarket or parking lot, or anywhere where there’s lots of people present to witness the event. This is a particularly stressful event for parents. We can be ... Read More »

The reason your child didn’t sleep last night

The reason your child didn’t sleep last night

It can be very frustrating when your child does not sleep well.  It is a place that you may feel only you inhabit and also, you may sense that your child is just a “bad sleeper”.  Healthy sleep habits do not always come naturally for some children, in fact depending on what study you read 30-50% of families report sleep ... Read More »

Importance of Routine

Importance of Routine

Mummy! I can’t find my shoes? I don’t want to wash my face! Brush your hair! Eat your breakfast! Hurry up or we’ll be late!!  I forgot my bag. The above should sound familiar to many families rushing to get themselves and their children ready in our ever busier mornings. Rather than struggling through the same sprint everyday there is ... Read More »

Play Therapy

Play Therapy

Play Therapy in Ireland Studies have shown that 1 in 5 children in Ireland show some form of emotional, social or behavioural problems, ranging from ADHD, anxiety and conduct difficulties to depression, low self-esteem and violent behaviours. Often, children get stuck in their development because of something that has happened, maybe incidents of bullying, a loss in the family, significant ... Read More »