Fri 23rd – Thu 29th June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 23rd – Thu 29th June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy.  Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed and  we know how frustrating that can be with little one’s in tow. ________________________________________________________ Budding Botanist – Collecting and Pressing Flowers Ever wanted to start your very own dried plant collection? Get great tips and discover how.

Make it shake!

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Make it shake!

It is undeniable just how much fun little ones get from music and their first musical instruments. You don’t need to go out and buy your mini-maestro their very own three-piece band kit if you give these fun craft ideas a go. Shakers become first musical instruments at this age, so channel your creativity and make some music! Simple sound maker: Using an empty large coffee can, put in a.

Nose ticklers

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Nose ticklers

During this play you can help teach baby about his body by doing the following: Get baby’s attention by holding a length of colourful ribbon very close to his eyes and shaking it. Try moving the nose tickler up and down so baby can watch it go near and far. Prompt baby to move their head by moving the ribbon slowly out of sight. Touch the ribbon to different body.

Home shopping!

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Home shopping!

Toddlers and wobblers are starting to appreciate the joy of imaginative role play, particularly anything that involves copying grown-ups like food shopping. Spend some time collecting your used boxes, bottles and cartons or cutting out photos of food from magazines. Make sure the containers are clean, flaps are taped backed together and that it is in reasonably good condition. You can wash some fruit and vegetables and stack them on.

Fri 16th – Thu 22nd June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 16th – Thu 22nd June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy.  Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed and  we know how frustrating that can be with little one’s in tow. ________________________________________________________ Wandering Rocks: Journeys Inside Ulysses is a project produced by Upon a Tree and Happenings that breaks down Joyce’s Ulysses into a fun,.

Explore jars

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Explore jars

A selection of jars and tubs filled with interesting objects will keep an inquisitive baby engaged. If you have the creative flair, try covering some tubs and jars with bright pictures (family and friends, animals etc. ). Then fill the newly decorated (and personalised!) containers with small toys like blocks, shakers, plastic balls, other smaller containers etc. Obviously ensure the size of the objects is not a choking hazard. Wobblers.

Teething

Teething

After baby’s first few months, you’ve (almost) gotten into a routine you may even have even enjoyed a night of unbroken sleep – bliss. Then suddenly, (cue scary-movie music) your little one turns into a red-cheeked, crying, drool-machine. And you and your partner thought 4am feeds were bad! Your baby’s first teeth have decided to appear, causing her irritation and pain, but don’t panic, we have lots of tips from.

Home railroad

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Home railroad

Just because you’re inside doesn’t mean you can’t go anywhere! Why not go on a train ride? Start by lining up your kitchen or dining room chairs one behind the other in a neat row. Explain to your toddler that you’ve made a train and it needs someone to drive it and it needs passengers too (teddies make the best passengers). Use a lid from a pot and take it.

Fri 9th – Thu 15th June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

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Fri 9th – Thu 15th June – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

There are many fun activities happening over the next week for you to enjoy.  Please check that they are still running before setting out, as sometimes even the best events have to be postponed and  we know how frustrating that can be with little one’s in tow. ________________________________________________________ Ruaille Buaille Ruaille Buaille is a children’s music festival taking place in Lucan from Wednesday 7th June until Saturday 10th June. We have.

Surprise smell game

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Surprise smell game

Little ones are naturally inquisitive about the world around them and you can encourage that interest by helping them explore their sense of smell. You will need to source and collect at least five or six shakers or jars with pierced lids for the dry smells you will be using. You will also need something soft like cotton balls for the liquid smells in this game, for fresh food items.