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Northern Cross Pre-school Graduation 2014

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Our class of 2013 – 2014 Northern Cross had a wonderful graduation, thank you to all involved for making it so special x  

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Sile the hen came to visit Rathborne

Monday, May 12th, 2014

There was great excitement when Sile the hen came to visit the children at Rathborne! A big thank you to Ann, Katie Sheridans mum for bringing in Sile and teaching the children about the life cycle of a hen.  

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Create, Imagine, Play

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

While fun and engaging, contemporary drama classes help children develop important skills through improvisation, mime, story-telling and creative play. Children are increasingly drawn to more passive activities such as playing computer games and watching television. Both greatly influence a child’s development and it’s not uncommon for children to act as characters they see in games, […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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