Local family event guide – Friday 15th – Thursday 21st December 2017

Local family event guide – Friday 15th – Thursday 21st December 2017

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. NCH Christmas Show featuring The Snowman Movie This Christmas we invite you and your snowflakes once again to Raymond Briggs’s the heart melting fantasy, The Snowman. Our cool, calm, snowball of a host Simon Delaney will.

Feely bag fun

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Feely bag fun

Sometimes the best ingredients for fun are already in your home. This home-made feely bag is a great way to introduce the concept of texture to your little one. Start off by gathering together a few different textured items that are small enough to fit inside a child-sized bag. The reusable cotton shopping bags are great for this kind of play. You can always write your little one’s name on.

Cause and effect (babies)

Cause and effect (babies)

You know when your baby bangs her spoon non-stop on the high chair, she’s not just doing it to give you a headache (no, really!), she’s energetically exploring cause and effect. Good to know about your baby’s understanding of cause and effect From the moment your baby is born she’s learning and after a little while will begin to realise that her actions can affect the environment around her. For.

What is the best toy for your little one?

What is the best toy for your little one?

Playing with your baby and child is one of the most important things you can do as a parent, because the first three years of life are critical for maximizing intellectual and emotional development. At ClapHandies, our mums see that play stimulation isn’t just about dressing dolls and crashing trucks. Simply interacting and engaging constantly with your baby helps develop key areas of learning and knowledge that form the building.

Local family event guide – Friday 8th – Thursday 14th December 2017

Local family event guide – Friday 8th – Thursday 14th December 2017

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.   Children’s workshops  Budding Artists – Join our ‘budding’ artists, a creative workshop especially for younger children taking place once a month, under the attentive eye of artist Niamh Synnott. Children are encouraged to take a.

Scooping silliness

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Scooping silliness

The simple delight in scooping and pouring dry items provides at least an hour’s worth of continuous fun, not to mention plenty of fine motor skill development. Set up a space in the kitchen (so you can vacuum up the inevitable mess later!) and give your little one an assortment of bowls, mixing jugs, funnels, scoops and different sized plastic cups. Grab a small bag of lentils and encourage your.

Obstacle course fun!

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Obstacle course fun!

Babies and toddlers of any age are able to get enjoyment and benefit from home-made obstacle courses. For this activity you will need cushions, pillows, soft blankets and a comfortable floor space. Set up the soft area in a messy way with pillows, cushions and blankets overlapping each other, so the path is not flat. Take your baby by the waist and “walk” them slowly over the course. The feel.

Count me in!

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Count me in!

Here is a very simple yet effective way to introduce numbers and counting as a form of quick play. Grab a selection of objects closest to you, like spoons from the cutlery drawer, socks or bibs from the washing basket, toothbrushes from the bathroom. Any items will do from whichever room you are in at the time! Ask your toddler to count the items you provide, helping them just a.

Local family event guide – Friday 1st – Thursday 7th December 2017

Local family event guide – Friday 1st – Thursday 7th December 2017

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. The Old Borough N.S Christmas Fair Will take place on Saturday Dec 2nd at school on Church Road (next to Old Schoolhouse Pub) from 12-3pm. Wheel of Fortune, books, home bakes, tombola, festive in-house cafe, tuck.

Bubble magic

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Bubble magic

The simple joy of watching a grown-up blowing lovely, floating bubbles never fails to win over the most tired of little ones. Bubbles are a great way to enjoy one-on-one time with your child, and are a really simple way of teaching about what our mouths can do! Bubble-makers now come in non-spill varieties so little ones can have a go. There are also electric bubble machines for maximum bubbles.