Young Ballymun

An online training course for our evidence based Hug your Book© Programme

Delivered by Lána McCarthy & Justine McDonagh Are you an Adult Literacy Tutor, Home School Community Liaison Teacher, Early Years Practitioner, Speech and Language Therapist or a Practitioner with an understanding of children’s language and literary development and a passion for working with parents? If …

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IMH online Masterclass

The Infant Mental Health Strand are delighted to tell you about the successful ‘maiden voyage’ online of our IMH Masterclass. We weren’t sure how to convert an experiential in-person two-day training to an online platform. In the end, we made a decision to provide the …

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Talk & Play Everyday in the Garden

The Infant Mental Health Strand were delighted to get our Talk & Play Everyday group started back again in GLAS community garden in May 2021. Talk & Play Everyday is a parent and toddler(12-24mths) group running weekly on Thursday mornings in Ballymun.  Due to Covid 19 …

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Youngballymun’s Oral Language Forum: “Connecting Words and Worlds”

The Oral Language Forum has been facilitated by Youngballymun since 2010.  Youngballymun initiated this inter-agency and multi-disciplinary forum to collaborate on oral language development in prevention and early intervention areas. Since then there has been approximately two Oral Language Forum meetings per year.  The Oral Language Forum supports a community of professionals …

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Youngballymun and Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre Halloween School’s Out Collaboration

Youngballymun and Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre Halloween School’s Out Collaboration Youngbalymun’s Language and Literacy team have been really busy since September with our colleagues from the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre (BCFRC). Together we created a wonderful Halloween Schools Out Programme.  From …

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Wilderness Explorers Planting Party

During the lockdown we had an opportunity to work with Global Action Plan Ireland (GAP) funded through ESB Energy for Generations fund to offer our Wilderness Explorer Planting Party Workshops to 34 families reaching 71 children. We held a number of workshops on zoom with …

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ADHD Explained

Hi everyone,  Hope you’re well and had a good bank holiday weekend.  At this time many parents and children are struggling with trying to manage the current situation, where there are extra challenges present such as ADHD, the struggle can be even tougher.   With that …

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Drop Everything And Read!!  

Hi Everyone, This Friday we’re joining St. Paul’s JCSP Library in the Drop Everything And Read challenge. We would love you to join us all in taking part in the national reading challenge. This Friday 24th of April at 12pm, we are going to join the challenge …

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Farewell to Mary Fanning

A fond farewell to our colleague and friend, Mary Fanning who worked with Youngballymun since 2009. Mary retired from her role as Infant Mental Health Co-ordinator on April 9th. On behalf of the team, the Board of Management, and all the families and practitioners that …

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