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How to Help Children to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter can be a long season in Ireland. The cold temperatures, wet days and shorter days are a difficult combination, and it means spending more time indoors. While people react differently to the winter months, some can suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a form of depression that follows a predictable course. Symptoms emerge

The Danger of Sepsis in Children

Sepsis in children: Know the signs. Sepsis is the presence of harmful bacteria and their toxins in body tissues. Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection, usually caused by a wound, pneumonia, an abdominal infection, a kidney infection or a bloodstream infection. When a child or adult has an

Healthy Snacks for Toddlers

Little Harvard came across this great article on snacks for small children, so we would like to share it with you! Trying to get everyone ready and out the door in the morning can be stressful for the whole family, even more so if you have to pack a selection of snacks for your toddler

How to support children when getting back to school

School has started and the kids are back to a routine. For many children and parents, getting back to school is a great time of the year, but this transition can be stressful and disruptive for some families for quite a while. Anxious feelings are normal and expected when kids are going back to school.

Herb Gardens For Children

Spring is finally here (fingers crossed the temperatures will rise!), so there is no better time to get outdoors with the kids and have some proper fun! Little Harvard came across these two ideas for herb gardens for children, and we thought you would enjoy learning a bit more. Here you can find out how

Supporting Your Child’s Health During The Cold Season

– By Little Harvard Cold and flu season it’s a parent’s worst nightmare, so Little Harvard would like to share with Parents our research about how to support a child’s health during winter. We can help our children stay healthy and strong during the cold season by incorporating proactive and positive immune boosting habits into their

Explore The Beauty of Autumn In Ireland With The Family

By Little Harvard Exploring autumn outdoors with the family is the perfect way to welcome the season. All the leaves from the trees and plants change into multi-coloured works of art and fall away. It creates bare and amazing branches revealing the true scenery underneath: It represents a beautiful cycle of life, regeneration and regrowth.

How to Happily Get Back to School Routine

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,

Playground Safety Tips

By Little Harvard Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment offer kids fresh air, friends, and exercise. So let’s have a look at these playground safety tips. It is important for parents to make sure that faulty equipment, improper surfaces, and careless behaviour don’t spoil the fun.

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

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