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How to Happily Get Back to School Routine

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By Little Harvard

Back to School Routine! Before you know it the school bells will be ringing and it will be time for children to head back to school.

Summertime is a time for relaxed schedules, kids can stay up a little later, sleep a little longer, lounge around in their pyjamas all morning. So, what can you do to help your kids adjust from the relaxation of summer to the schedules of school? So here are some tips on How to Happily Get Back to School Routine.

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Accessible Childcare Scheme 2017 For Ireland

By Journal.ie via Little Harvard

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, has today announced the creation of over 5,000 new childcare places after securing increased funding for the scheme.

The government said hundreds of childcare centres will benefit from the grants aimed at increasing capacity for children of school-going age.

A national awareness campaign has been set up to raise parents’ awareness of the scheme, which has benefitted from €19 million in extra supports.

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10 Playgrounds to Explore in County Dublin this Summer

By Little Harvard


There are many great playgrounds throughout Dublin area, north and south. While some are better than others, there has been a vast improvement in recent years with many playgrounds being revamped and modernised. Play is an important part of children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development, as well as creativity and imagination, so here is a list of 10 playgrounds to explore in County Dublin this summer:

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New Childcare Plan To Give €80 A Month To Parents Of Under 3’s

By The Irish Times Via Little Harvard

All parents will be able to avail of new childcare subsidies from September including a €80 per month allowance for children aged between six months and three years of age.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone launched a new website – affordablechildcare.ie – to provide information about the More Affordable Childcare scheme outside Leinster House on Tuesday.

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The Importance of Family Time in Your Child’s Life

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By Little Harvard

Life is busy for everyone. As a result, family time is becoming less likely to happen every day. But family time is very important to children: time together as a family gives children a deeper sense of their own identity, and of where they come from. This has a very positive effect on children’s development. Children need attention from their grandparents, parents and siblings alike.

The more time you spend together, the better chance you have of sharing quality experiences. Eating meals together, talking about the events of the day, sharing joys and defeats, doing household chores and spending some evenings watching movies, are important ways to be with the family.

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