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Family Connect - free online sessions for parents and carers

Family Connects are one-off online events providing an opportunity to connect with other parents and carers via Zoom and learn about topics relevant to families and children aged 0-5. Plus you will share ideas in how to support children’s early education and each other. 

The Connect sessions are free thanks to funding from the Department of Education.


Supporting children's speech, language and communication

Wednesday 12 June, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Join us for this family connect session where we will be taking a closer look at why speech language and communication is so important and how you may see this developing in your own child/ren. We will be sharing practical tips and ideas about how you can further support your child’s developing communication and language skills.

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Building babies brains

Thursday 20 June, 10am - 11am

Did you know that in the first years of a child’s life their brains develop rapidly? In this Family Connect session we'll discuss children's early brain development and explore ideas to actively engage your child through everyday activities like playing, reading and being there when they feel stress. We'll share information and ideas to support you to help your baby develop a healthy brain.

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What a wonderful world! Making the most of nature's magical moments

Thursday 27 June, 1pm - 2pm

Children have a natural sense of awe and wonder and want to find out more about the world in which they live, and what better way to do this than to use all that nature provides.

During this connect session we will explore ways in which you can use the outdoors to support children’s innate connection with the natural world. We will share eco-friendly ideas that will not only support their learning but also their wellbeing, and develop an understanding of how we can empower our children as future caretakers of the world. 

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Moving on up to school

Monday 1 July, 1pm - 2pm

Join us for this family connect session where we will share tips and ideas to support you and your child in preparing for school.

We'll explore fun learning activities that can be easily replicated at home to support your child’s learning and development, and discuss top tips to help your child’s transition to school to run smoothly.

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Summer fun

Thursday 11 July, 10am - 11am

With the summer months approaching, families may find themselves wanting to, or feeling the pressure to, plan fun-filled weeks of activities, trips and outings with their children whilst the sun is shining, and perhaps they are not attending an early years setting or school for the summer break. 

This Family Connect session provides some practical ideas for low-cost activities to do with your family, at home or within your local area, without having to break the bank. All activities suggested will be supporting your children’s learning and development, whilst you are having fun together! The session will also consider keeping children safe in the sun, around water, and reasons to explore the outdoors! 

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Supporting and understanding behaviour

Wednesday 17 July, 1pm - 2pm

In this session we try to define behaviour and look to delve into some of the influences and functions of children’s behaviour with tips, advice and information about how you can support this, and finally rounding things up with a discussion around how you can support your child's behaviour. 

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Building babies brains

Wednesday 7 August, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Did you know that in the first years of a child’s life their brains develop rapidly? In this Family Connect session we'll discuss children's early brain development and explore ideas to actively engage your child through everyday activities like playing, reading and being there when they feel stress. We'll share information and ideas to support you to help your baby develop a healthy brain.

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Exploring schemas

Friday 23 August, 10am - 11am

Have you noticed your child likes to throw food from their high chair at mealtimes? Or separate the different foods on their plate? Or maybe they like to move things from one place to another?

It could be that your child is exploring a schema. Schemas are repeated patterns of play which help children to learn and make sense of the world.

This session will explore what schemas are and the things you may observe in your children, as well as consider ways that you can support your child with simple activities you can do in the home.

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Supporting children's speech, language and communication

Wednesday 18 September, 10am - 11am

Join us for this family connect session where we will be taking a closer look at why speech language and communication is so important and how you may see this developing in your own child/ren. We will be sharing practical tips and ideas about how you can further support your child’s developing communication and language skills.

Book now


Free resources for families

Family sessions on YouTube

Family Time Tips activities

 


 

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