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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 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

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 – – to provide information

The Importance of Family Time in Your Child’s Life

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

Christmas Baking: Rudolph Shortbread

By Little Harvard Christmas Baking: Rudolph Shortbread – These simple shortbread triangles are so simple to make over Christmas! Decorate with Smarties or other sweets and wrap up with pipe cleaner ‘reindeer’ antlers.

How to Help your Child Develop Values for Character Building

By Little Harvard Help your Child Develop Values for Character Building by being aware of how to support them. Some psychologists think values are impossible to teach, and it is certainly true that telling kids to be more honest, or diligent, or considerate, doesn’t work any better than telling adults to be. But if values