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.

Get them to help with preparing meals from a young age. Weighing, measuring and learning about how different ingredients work together is interesting and fun for children. Yes there may be a mess and dinner may be a little later coming to the table, but does that really matter? You are teaching your child a skill they will have forever.

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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.

Pass the Parcel is an old favourite but is still a winner. Children love the thrill of the music stopping when they are holding the parcel and getting to rip off a layer of paper to see if they have revealed the prize! You could wrap a small present in each layer to make it more exciting.

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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;

Hedbandz is the question game of “What am I”. Each player has a card on a headband and has to guess if who or what they are before the timer runs out.

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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.

Tony Kealys has five stores in Ireland including the newest and latest store in Galway which opened in December 2015. It has a large range of products and brands including prams and pushchairs, car seats, nursery furniture, feeding items, and baby toys. Tony Kealys has almost 50 years of experience to help guide customers to make the best purchasing decision. The business continues to learn from this experience and the feedback it gets from customers is invaluable.

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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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Scoil Bhride Shantalla wins prestigious RTE Factual Award

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

On Wednesday 29th March 2017 Scoil Bhride, Shantalla won the prestigious RTE Factual Award at the Fresh Film Festival in Limerick.

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Active games the whole family will enjoy

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Many parents have children at different stages and it can be a balancing act to find games to amuse and entertain everyone. We have put together a list of some fun games to entice your older children to participate in games that your toddler can also play. Hopefully these will help keep the peace in your house this Easter break.

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Where to find help and support for breastfeeding

Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby. It gives them all the nutrition they need at the correct temperature and is great for when you are busy and on the go.I breastfed both my children but it is not always easy, especially on your first child. It takes patience, practice and support. Getting support can sometimes make the difference between continuing beyond the first few days or weeks or giving up entirely.

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Fun things to do with kids that cost nothing but time

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

With most schools closing for Easter holidays from tomorrow, April 7, parents will have a full time job keeping the kids entertained. It can be an expensive business, so to help keep the costs down we have come up with some ideas for fun things to do with kids that cost nothing but time and a few store cupboard ingredients! In no particular order:

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Gift ideas for children that aren’t money

Thu, Apr 06, 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.

A piñata is always a fun gift to receive. You can buy them pre-filled or fill them with your own goodies.

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Taking care of teenage skin

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

As your child enters their teen years it is important for them to take care of their skin and put in place a skin care routine that they can carry into adult life. Most teens will experience pimples and blackheads and some will suffer with acne. By educating themselves about their skin type, using the correct products for cleaning and moisturising, eating healthy and staying hydrated, they can help combat or control some of these. However, if your child suffers extreme breakouts, it is best to seek medical advice from your GP or a dermatologist, as it can affect their self confidence and self esteem.

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Fun card games for families to play

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

From Go Fish to Snap nothing beats a family game of cards as an inexpensive activity to do with the kids. Expect loads of laughter and a bit of controversy as you work your way through some of our favourite fun card games for families. All games use a standard 52-card deck.

1. Old Maid

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Study tips to help study smart

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

With exams looming for many students stress levels are rising and panic may be setting in. So we have put together some study tips to help study smart and ace those exams.

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Tips to encourage a reluctant reader

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

A reluctant reader is someone who can read but has little or no interest in reading beyond what they have to read for school, college or to get through everyday life.

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Adventures in Music’s Cushion Concerts for children

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

THE BRILLIANT Galway guitarist Aengus Hackett will give two concerts this weekend as part of Adventures in Music’s current Cushion Concert series for children and families.

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