Celebrate World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria this Sunday

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium announces its programme of events to celebrate a very special World Oceans Day, this Sunday June 11. This year Galway Atlantaquaria will be donating a percentage of its takings to the RNLI Galway Lifeboat to recognise the volunteer work of the brave women and men who save lives at sea.

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Baboró CPD course explores drama tools for teachers and educators

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Would you like to build on your ability to use the creative arts to aid learning in the classroom? This July 3-7 Baboró International Arts Festival for Children presents a five-day EPV Department of Skills and Education approved summer course, which has been specially designed to explore the use of drama, both as a subject as well as a methodology.

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Minister launches plan for more affordable childcare

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr. Katherine Zappone this week launched a public information campaign about the Government’s plans to deliver More Affordable Childcare to families from September.

Thi scampaign will target thousands of families who will qualify for enhanced childcare supports from September. It also will also target more than 4,000 childcare providers throughout the country. The information campaign will use a range of media, including a dedicated website (affordablechildcare.ie) to raise awareness among families of the childcare support that may be available to them.

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Confidence boosting speech and drama workshops for children

Thu, Jun 01, 2017

This July, Réalta School of Speech and Drama will be running a Speech and Drama workshop in Our Lady’s Boys Club, which is situated on Sea Road, Galway. This workshop will run over five mornings and the focus is on building confidence while having lots of fun.

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Tips to help with exam stress

Thu, May 11, 2017

Exam season is almost upon us and for thousands of secondary school students, June will see them sit their state exams for the junior and senior cycle. Younger children may have summer tests and university students have exams too. It can be a stressful time for both students and parents as they enter into the final few weeks of study and get set to take their papers. We wanted to give you a few tips to help cope with exam stress and hopefully achieve the results you are all hoping for.

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How to get more Vitamin D into your children

Thu, May 11, 2017

ingredient for bone and teeth health and development in children (and adults), alongside calcium, protein and a good exercise routine. It also helps your immune system, and can help balance hormones.

Vitamin D is naturally produced by your body when your skin is directly exposed to the uv rays of the sun for 20 to 25 minutes a day without sunscreen. And although the sun has been shining this week, sadly, living on the West coast of Ireland, the sun does not make a regular appearance, so we could be at risk of being deficient in vitamin d unless we top up our levels by eating foods rich in vitamin d or by taking supplements.

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Tips on booking a summer camp

Thu, May 11, 2017

be a challenging time for parents as they juggle work with childcare. For many the answer lies in summer camps. There are so many on offer from multi-activity camps that take place outdoors to Lego and computer camps that tend to be indoors.

Summer Camps are the perfect opportunity for your child to try out and take part in an activity they may not usually do or up their skills when regular classes are not on and many offer pre and after camp care, making them ideal for parents too.

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Looking after your child’s eyes

Thu, May 04, 2017

You could argue that eyesight is one of our most valuable senses, as once it’s gone, it’s usually gone forever. Good vision is essential to learning and early detection and treatment of problems before the age of 8 years, can reduce long term vision issues. We have put together a few tips on looking after your child’s eyes.

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Fun tongue twisters for kids to learn

Thu, May 04, 2017

Do you remember reciting tongue twisters with your friends? Tongue Twisters have been around for years and are really fun to say quickly. Here are few popular ones suitable for kids to learn and recite with their friends. You may recognise some of them!

Peter Piper - Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

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Tips to help your child cope with pain

Thu, May 04, 2017

t is difficult as a parent to watch when your child is in pain. From the early days of teething and nappy rash to sore throats and bruised knees, we never stop worrying about our little ones. We want to be there for them and help them to cope with any pain they experience.

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Gift ideas for children that aren’t money

Thu, May 04, 2017

Communion and Confirmation season are in full swing and there are always birthday presents to buy. It can be difficult to think up gift ideas for children and teens that aren’t money. So we have put our heads together and come up with some that will appeal to all ages.

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Confidence boosting for Children!

Tue, May 02, 2017

This July, Réalta School of Speech and Drama will be running a Speech and Drama workshop in Our Lady’s Boys Club, which is situated on Sea Road, Galway. This workshop will run over five mornings. The focus is on building confidence while having lots of fun!

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Education beyond the classroom

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Education doesn’t stop when your child leaves school each day. Children are naturally curious and there are many interesting and fun ways we can help educate them beyond the classroom so they don’t even realise they are being educated.

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Entertaining indoor party games for kids

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

If you decide to have your child’s party at home it can be difficult to think up ways to entertain the children. We have put together some entertaining indoor party games for kids to help you out. The list includes some old favourites and a few you may not have considered.

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Moving house with children

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Moving house is up there with some of the most stressful situations you will face in life. For children it can feel overwhelming, upset that they are leaving behind what they know and excitement about living somewhere new. We have a few tips to try if you are moving house with children.

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Enjoy these family walks in Galway

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

With the Easter break coming to an end and the stash or hoarded sweets and Easter eggs diminishing daily, getting the whole family out for a walk might be just the trick for this weekend. Rather than heading to your usual haunts, we have a selection of walks within striking distance of the city, that you may enjoy.

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Seven great family board games

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

If the rain has you stuck indoors breaking out the board games is a great way to entertain the whole family. With 10 children between us on the Mykidstime team, we have come up with 7 we love. In no particular order;

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Tony Kealys; for all your baby’s needs

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Tony Kealys was established in 1969. It is an Irish family owned business and through the years it has developed a reputation for providing customers with the best products which suits individual needs.

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Unleash your family’s creativity with Beechmount Art Studio

Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Get your family creating with art classes for every age at Beechmount Art Studio.

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A special kind of V.I.P club for kids...

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Hopscotch Kids is Galway’s only shoe shop that is exclusive to children.

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