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Article Category - "Children’s Services"

Interested in craniosacral therapy for your child?

Interested in craniosacral therapy for your child?

Are you interested in affordable Craniosacral Therapy? The elbowroom set up the CST Foundation to support families of children who need ongoing Craniosacral treatment who can no longer afford it. Parents and siblings are also encouraged to attend.

On Saturday March 28nd from 10am-4pm.  We have 1 hour appointments available for families on a donation basis (min €20)

Many common childhood conditions can be helped through the use of Craniosacral Therapy.Read more

Posted on March 12, 2015

Tips to get Teens organised

Tips to get Teens organised

One of most the important skills a teenager needs to learn is the ability to organise and manage their own life. Disorganised teens exhibit a range of behaviours such as;

• Frequently lost papers

• Homework not handed in on time or at all

• A school bag and/or school locker full of crumpled, disorganized papers, textbooks and random objects

• Difficulty breaking down long term tasks or projects

• Procrastination and missed deadlines

• Disruption at home

These behaviours can have a significant impact on their daily living skill, social skills and learning.… Read more

Posted on November 10, 2014

Musical Mini-Jam & Baby Jam

Musical Mini-Jam & Baby Jam

Join our ever popular Music classes for toddlers & babies. Great for kids who are walking steadily up to 3.5 years old. Mini Jam is a fun and interactive music, singing, and movement class starts at 10.30am each Friday and 10.30am on Wednesdays.

We also run a class for babies at 11.30am on Fridays a fun and interactive music, singing and movement class for 0 to wobblers. A great place to rock out with your little bundle & meet new mums.… Read more

Posted on October 15, 2014

Having fun on the mat with your kids!

Having fun on the mat with your kids!

So you may have seen the recent photos put on Instagram by a yoga teaching mum of herself and her 4 year old practicing yoga together.

Undeniably cute! Realistic?  Not so sure.  Well this is how it usually looks when I practice with my kids…

We may not look quite as polished but we definitely have just as much fun!

If you would like to try practicing yoga with your children, why not join us for an hour of family yoga, Sundays at The elbowroom at 10.15pm.… Read more

Posted on April 24, 2014

Tips for improving your child’s social skills

Tips for improving your child’s social skills

Some children find eye contact very difficult. Making that connection is really important:

Tips:

  1. Make sure you are face-to-face with your child and then begin your message.
  2. An idea is to get down to their level when you speak.
  3. Buy inexpensive glasses or fun, novelty glasses. You can ask the child to ‘look at your glasses’ – for some children it can be quite stressful for them to keep listening to the instruction of ‘look at me’, so adding a novelty element can help.
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Posted on November 6, 2013

Improve children’s conversational skills with home-made Puppets

Improve children’s conversational skills with home-made Puppets

We are sending a series of great tips from Olive Whelan who will be joining us for our dramatherapy course starting next Weds November 13th. This course is suitable for children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.

Learn new ways to communicate with your child and help your child improve their conversational skills in a playful environment.

Puppets are an excellent way for children and young people to make sense of their world.… Read more

Posted on November 6, 2013