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Parents of babies and young children:
For daily activities to enjoy with your children; for tips on supporting your child with their feelings and more, check out the Government’s new #First5 support page: https://first5.gov.ie/parents

#JustDo1Thing  #First5  #AnChéad5 #LetsPlayIreland #InThisTogether

Parents of babies and young children, just do 1 thing:

- https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/playdough-recipes/   
https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/paint/ 
http://aistearsiolta.ie/en/Play/Using-a-Treasure-Basket-with-babies.pdf   
https://www.nationalgallery.ie/what-we-do/education-department/schools/resources-schools 
https://www.barnardos.ie/news/2020/march/barnardos-guidance-for-parents-when-talking-to-your-child-about-covid-19-coronavirus
https://asiam.ie/tag/covid19/ 
www.hanen.org/Helpful-Info/Articles/Tips-to-Make-the-Most-of-Special-Times-Together

Recipes: 
- Cooking with young children supports learning in a range of skills including pre-maths and science – here’s the link to today’s recipe: https://bit.ly/First5PizzaDough
- Pouring, measuring, mixing all support children’s development of fine motor skills and concentration – here’s the link to today’s recipe: https://bit.ly/First5Scones
- Developing the essential skills of sequencing and memory building through cooking with young children – here’s the link to today’s recipe: https://bit.ly/First5VeganBurgers
- Young children learn about turn taking while working together or with a parent– here’s the link to today’s recipe: https://bit.ly/First5IceLollies
- Cooking with young children supports sensory and language development – here’s the link to today’s recipes: https://bit.ly/First5FishCakes

Wellbeing: 
- Hand washing is a well-being activity that supports the healthy development of bodies and minds. For tips on this activity click here: https://bit.ly/First5Well-being
- Music and a drawing of a big toothy smile on a piece of paper makes tooth brushing fun! For tips on this activity click here: https://bit.ly/First5Well-being​
- It is important for children’s well-being to get some fresh air and exercise. For tips on this #JustDo1Thing click here: https://bit.ly/First5Well-being
- Sometimes it’s hard to talk about feelings. For tips on how to speak to your children about their feelings, click here: https://bit.ly/First5Well-being

Learning and development through play: 
- Here’s a lovely #JustDo1Thing tip sheet for parents on learning through play for babies up to 18 months old: https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/pdf/covid-19/info-for-parents.pdf
- For tips on helping your toddler to learn and develop through play, click here: https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/pdf/covid-19/tip-sheet-toddlers.pdf
- Play is often described as ‘children’s work’ as it helps them to learn and develop in so many ways. For tips on different types of play, click here: https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/pdf/covid-19/tip-sheet-2-6.pdf
- It’s important that young children learn to use a range of measure words. For tips on learning the language of measure, click here: https://first5.gov.ie/userfiles/pdf/covid-19/tip-sheet-measure.pdf


Check out the Government’s new #First5 parent support page: https://first5.gov.ie/resources-for-parents

#Do1ThingDaily  #First5  #AnChéad5
 

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