Fri 20th – 26th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 20th – 26th October – 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. ________________________________________________________   Make a scarecrow workshop This scarecrow making workshop is fun for all the family! During this workshop Roger and Paul will teach you and your family how to make your very own scarecrow from.

Gross motor development (babies)

Gross motor development (babies)

In one of our PlayLabs recently a mum was saying how her football-mad husband sometimes dashes home from work for “kick-off time” – and no, this doesn’t mean watching his team playing in the Premiership, rather their three-month-old boy on his playmat. Dad puts baby on the mat and oohs and aaahs as his son reaches out with his arms and legs, usually with a baby gym overhead. To mum.

The best leaf window pane

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The best leaf window pane

It’s important these days to encourage children to recycle, and this a fun way to make a window decoration using what’s available in nature as art! You’ll need lots of interesting nature objects like leaves, grass, flower petals, small pebbles, feathers, small branches, bark and anything else you want from the environment. You will also need a large piece of clear contact paper, tape, scissors (for grown-ups), a hole-punch and.

Fri 13th – 19th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 13th – 19th October – 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. ________________________________________________________ At Home with the Vikings! To celebrate Open House 2017 come to the museum and find out about the homes of Viking Dublin. Create your own Viking house and help build up the Viking town.

Sock puppets

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Sock puppets

Possibly one of the simplest yet most effective forms of children’s entertainment in a hurry! All you need is a sock (preferably light in colour), a black, red and green marker, and your imagination. Pop the sock on your hand, draw some eyes, mouth and nose and off you go! Try playing different characters, changing your voice to keep your little one entertained. Make animal noises and have them guess.

My day album

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My day album

With a little bit of preparation and planning, you can make a book that is all about your little person! As you know, little ones LOVE to read, love to be read to, and even simply love to look at a book someone else happens to be reading! An individualised story will entertain and fascinate your child. Spend some time over a typical day (or week) taking photos of your.

The best cafe in town

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The best cafe in town

Toddlers love to play pretend, and it’s even more fun when they are in charge! With a tiny bit of preparation by you, an afternoon full of fun in their very own cafe is just around the corner! Gather together your cafe props: menu, plates, cups (plastic ones are good, wedding china or family heirlooms not so good). Help your toddler fold the napkins or squares of kitchen roll, set.

Fri 6th – 12th October – Family friendly events in and around Dublin

Fri 6th – 12th October – 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. ________________________________________________________ Pregnancy & Baby Fair ClapHandies will be at the RDS this weekend for the Pregnancy & Baby Fair. If you haven’t been to the fair before it’s a great opportunity to see services and products.

Instant blocks

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Instant blocks

Don’t have a set of blocks handy at Grandma’s house? The lovely yet ancient china tea set is starting to look a bit too tempting to your curious child? Don’t worry! Have a good look around you for lightweight hardcover books (not the special ones), tissue boxes, plastic square tubs with lids, shoe boxes, cardboard boxes, cereal boxes are good, provided you take the contents out first and anything else.

Visual development (babies)

Visual development (babies)

You’ve probably realised by now that your new baby is your No 1 fan as he gazes intently at your face when you cradle him or during feeding time. For the first month, he can focus only about 20cm to 30cm away. That’s just far enough to clearly make out the face of the person holding him. If you hold him close, he will find your face and expressions so.