18 Apr 2013

Pre-school – advantages of your child attending one

It is a known fact that attendance at a quality pre-school can provide your child with a wide range of benefits which will aid development in the following areas: Social Skills: By mixing with other children and adults in the pre-school, they will learn a good behaviour pattern and the importance of treating others with respect; Learning how to take the feelings of [...]

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27 Mar 2013

Messy Monkey printout

Print out Mr. Messy Monkey and Colour him in!!!!

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27 Mar 2013

Easter Printout

For all the children who are on Holidays – print out this easter Bunny and colour it in!! Happy Easter!!

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19 Mar 2013

EASTER PARTY at Messy Monkeys

This Friday 22nd March, Messy Monkey’s Playschool will be having their Easter Party from 10am until 2pm. Fancy dress : Bunnies Entertainment : Pom pom the clown, chocolate egg hunt, Egg and spoon race, egg painting, Easter basket competition Easter bonnet decorating and modeling, face painting, crispy cake making, picnic in the garden and much, [...]

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13 Mar 2013

The Saturday Club

The Saturday Club of 2013 is back from March and will  be from 10am until 2pm every Saturday and will be open to children aged between 1 & 8 years old.  Activities will include  Clay Modelling, Painting  and Baking aswell as Outdoor Fun for only €20,00 per child and siblings will recieve a 50% discount. Limited spaces available [...]

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31 Jan 2013

Yummy flapjack recipe

These flapjacks are delicious in a packed lunch or as a healthy snack any time of day for busy children on the go. The recipe is also simple to make so get your children involved in making them and have fun. Ingredients 175g/6oz butter 175g/6oz golden syrup 175g/6oz porridge oats Method 1. Preheat the oven [...]

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29 Jan 2013

Making Reward Charts Work

Motivating children to change behaviour can be tricky. Star charts or reward charts can be an excellent way to kick – start this change as they are a fun way of displaying the ‘good’ behaviour that you are striving for. They work especially well for children aged 3-8 years and can be used in the [...]

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24 Jan 2013

Catching Your Child Being Good

Parenting toddlers and pre-schoolers is hard work. As your child wrestles for independence, many parents in their frustration end up fighting back, arguing, shouting and getting involved in a power struggle. Sound familiar? Well, family life doesn’t have to be like this.

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17 Jan 2013
Tips to help you have a great bedtime routine with your kids by Messy Monkeys Playschool, Marbella, Spain

If only our kids came with a snooze button ..

Having a disrupted night sleep is the bane of many parent’s lives leaving us short tempered and snappy the following day. We’ve all been there and it’s not fun. The good news is you can do something about it. It just takes a bit of effort, patience and consistency. So here are 4 tips to ensure you get that full night sleep you’ve been dreaming of.

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16 Dec 2012

5 Tips on how to make the most of Christmas with your little Angels.

If you check your calendar, you’ll note that Christmas is just over a week away, which for many of us means that planning has already begun. This year is much more exciting in our household as it happens to be the first our eldest son is old enough to really understand and participate in Christmas-related [...]

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