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Class of 2002 Reunion!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Meet the class of 2002! Parents and children from the class of 2002 met up last week in the Abbey Tavern in Howth. They were the first children to attend Giraffe Childcare, our IFSC centre, and they have remained firm friends since then. So many special friendships have started in Giraffe and we want to […]

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Healthy eating for our children

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

As all parents know young children are always on the go and need a wide variety of foods for growth and health. The best way to ensure that your child is eating a balanced diet is to offer a wide range of different foods each day. Cereals, bread and potatoes -These foods are high in […]

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Physical Development in young children

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Physical development in young children relate to their gross motor skills (coordination and control of large muscles), fine motor skills (coordination and control over small muscles) and their vision and hearing. Physical development provides children with the abilities they need to explore and interact with the world around them. Wobblers are all about learning independence […]

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10 Amazing Foster Moms In Nature

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Brought to you by Giraffe Creches Dublin Add this infographic to your website by copying and pasting the following embed code: <img src=”https://www.giraffe.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/amazing-foster-mums-in-nature-infographic.jpg” class=”img-responsive img-rounded”> <p>10 Amazing Foster Moms In Nature [Infographic] An infographic by the team at <a href=”https://www.giraffe.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/amazing-foster-mums-in-nature-infographic.jpg”>Giraffe.ie</a></p>

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Fairies and Folklore at Dublin Zoo This St Patrick’s Weekend

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Dublin Zoo will be joining in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year, with a very special event for all the family. The Zoo will be transformed into a magical playground of leprechauns and fairies. There will be activities to keep the whole family entertained including maypole ribbon dancing and storytelling time with the leprechaun […]

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Montessori – How do we introduce it into our curriculum?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Montessori encourages children’s natural desire to explore and experiment in the world around them through Practical, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics and Cultural skills along with creative activities and the outdoor environment. We provide a structured environment where play and learning go hand in hand. Our Reach Curriculum together with Montessori allows children experience fundamental skills in […]

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Animals that Stay Together Forever

Friday, February 14th, 2014

When it comes to long-term relationships, here are some animals who offer a few great examples of life-long romance.

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Heuristic play within our setting

Monday, February 10th, 2014

In Giraffe we believe play is a crucial part of any child’s development. Children play because they enjoy it, and its fun. We try to make each child’s learning experience from day one in our setting as positive, fulfilled, and as imaginative as possible on a daily basis. We carry out many different activities daily […]

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50 Unbelievable Facts About Chinese New Year

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Brought to you by Giraffe Child Care Dublin Add this infographic to your website by copying and pasting the following embed code: <img src=”https://www.giraffe.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/50-unbelievable-facts-about-chinese-new-year.jpg” class=”img-responsive img-rounded”> <p>20 Facts About Headlice [Infographic] An infographic by the team at <a href=”https://www.giraffe.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/50-unbelievable-facts-about-chinese-new-year.jpg”>Giraffe.ie</a></p>

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Top children’s presents

Monday, December 9th, 2013

From flying fairies to interactive puppies, here are some popular gifts that are sure to delight your childrenג€¦ Lamaze My First Ted Perfect for babies, this soft, snuggly teddy bear features contrasting colours to catch the attention, crinkly material to feel, squeaky feet to squeeze and a variety of textured fabrics to explore with little […]

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50 Amazing Facts About the Moon

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Add this infographic to your website by copying and pasting the following embed code: <img src=”https://www.giraffe.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/50-facts-about-the-moon.jpg” width=”540″></p> <p>50 Amazing Facts about the Moon [Infographic] An infographic by the team at <a href=”https://www.giraffe.ie/blog/20-facts-about-headlice-infographic/”>Giraffe.ie</a></p> <p>

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How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween

Friday, October 25th, 2013

No Halloween celebration would be complete without the beloved tradition of pumpkin carving to make Jack-o’-Lanterns. Here we tell you how to do it safely, with your child’s help. At this time of year, pumpkins are easily sourced in well-stocked supermarkets and farmers’ markets ג€“ or perhaps you even cleverly grew your own with this […]

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A History of Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Starting way back in the 8th century, dressing up and playing tricks is a Halloween tradition!

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Hibernation

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Teaching preschool: Everything You Wanted to Know about animals that Hibernate.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Jungle Creatures

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The world’s jungles are some of the richest habitats on earth, home to hundreds of species from the weird to the wonderful to the mysterious. Here are just a few of the majestic beasts who call the jungle their home.

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Planning for the Potty

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Planning for the potty is all about timing… it’s when your child is ready! You will know when the time is right when your child has developed enough physical skills to be able to walk and climb the stairs, to wash their own hands, and are showing an interest in what is happening in the […]

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St. Patricks Day Infographic Sources

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

St. Patrick. The History Channel. http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day Retrieved 19/01/2015 Ask A Franciscan. Saints come From All Nations. McCloskey, Fr Pat O.F.M. St. Anthony Messenger Magazine Online, March 2001. http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Mar2001/Wiseman.asp#F4 Retrieved 19/01/2015. Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 1 http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confessio_english#01 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 23 http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confessio_english#01 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 1 http://www.confessio.ie/etexts/confessio_english#01 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Catholic […]

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