Let’s Get Ready Campaign Day 3 – Developing a good bedtime routine

Click on the following link below

https://www.safefood.net/start/sleep

to access Safefood’s messages on developing a good bedtime routine for children.

mother and child daughter reading book in bed before going to sleep

Let’s Get Ready Campaign Day 2 – Keep washing those hands

Click on the following link below

https://www.safefood.net/food-safety-kids/handwashing

to access Safefood’s messages on washing hands the Rufus way.

Boy washing his hands in bathroom

Magic Tables in Meath Libraries

The Magic Table (Tovertafel) is a fun care innovation designed for use by people with dementia, autism and learning disabilities. It consists of a series of interactive light games that are projected on to a table and infrared sensors respond to the hand and arm movement of the players.

The aim of the Magic Table is to create “moments of joy” for the users as well as increasing physical and cognitive activity.  Using the Magic Table can bring generations together and create treasured moments with family members and carers.  The games are all about enjoyment and wonder and respond to even the smallest movements. Some of the games can be used to trigger memories, reminiscence and to start conversations. Others can help teach about taking turns and help improve co-ordination. Playing the games in a group can improve social interaction as well as being a fun activity.

Book a Session

If you are caring for someone who has Autism, Special Needs, Dementia or Alzheimers then you can book a session on the Magic Table. The table can be booked by individuals, families or groups.  Please contact your preferred location below to make a booking or click on the following link for more details on booking

https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/libraries/general-library-services/community-group-services/magic-table)

Ashbourne Library       ashbournelib@meathcoco.ie        01-8358185

Athboy Library             athboylib@meathcoco.ie              046-9432539

Dunboyne Library        dunboynelib@meathcoco.ie         01-8251248

Kells Library                 kellslib@meathcoco.ie                 046-9436014

Navan Library              navanlib@meathcoco.ie               046-9097361

Nobber Library             nobberlib@meathcoco.ie             046-9052732

Oldcastle Library          oldcastlelib@meathcoco.ie          049-8542084

Slane Library                slanelib@meathcoco.ie               041-9824955

Trim Library                  trimlib@meathcoco.ie                  046-9436063

Let’s Get Ready Campaign Day 1 – Resources to support transitions back to school

Click on the following link

https://ncse.ie/resources-to-support-transitions-back-to-school 

to access resources to support transitions back to school. These resources have been prepared by the National Council for Special Education to help all children, including children with Special Educational Needs prepare for the transition from pre-school to Primary School and the transition back to school.

cute kids with special needs playing with developing toys while sitting at the desk in daycare center

National Youth Council of Ireland on their ‘Share Your Story’ callout

‘The new academic year has arrived and a lot of us are not ‘back to normal’ yet. But the work people in the youth sector have carried out since March to support young people through these challenging times has been invaluable! The National Youth Council of Ireland would like to support you in reflecting with the young people you work with on the skills they gain through your projects and work. With our ‘Share your Story’ callout we are inviting young people to share the story of their individual skills summary journey with us, in any format they like and they could win €100‘.

Submissions are open until the 8th of November 2020.

Click on the link below for further information.

https://www.youth.ie/programmes/projects-initiatives/skills-summary/share-your-story/?utm_source=Stay+in+touch+with+NYCI&utm_campaign=d96164cc43-SkillsSummary-Story-call_2020_08_31_01_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e3fd8386-d96164cc43-390948393

 

Information for parents of children returning to school

Please see link below from the Department of Education and Skills which will bring you to information for students and their families about returning to school.

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a04fc-advice-for-students-and-their-families/