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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=”” class=”img-responsive img-rounded”> <p>20 Facts About Headlice [Infographic] An infographic by the team at <a href=””></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=”” width=”540″></p> <p>50 Amazing Facts about the Moon [Infographic] An infographic by the team at <a href=””></a></p> <p>

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Imaginative indoor play ideas for your little one

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

So it’s raining, your child is bored and you’ve exhausted your stock of DVDs for the foreseeable future. Here are some ideas for imaginative indoor play that won’t break the bank: Music Enjoying music is a wonderfully creative way to pass the time. Perhaps you have a piano or a guitar at home to use, […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Hibernation

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

All the basic facts you need to know about animals who hibernate, for those inquisitive minds and curious questions!

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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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St. Patricks Day Infographic Sources

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

St. Patrick. The History Channel. 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. Retrieved 19/01/2015. Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 1 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 23 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Confessio, St. Patrick. Part 1 Retrieved 18/01/2015 Catholic […]

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