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Ladybirds are small beetles that we love to see in a garden because they gobble up the little insects that eat plants. Also ladybirds are beautiful with their bright red wings and black spots.
Show your child how to make a ladybird from two paper plates. Here are instructions from DLTK. And here is another way of doing it on youtube from Kidspot Australia. Enjoy painting the plates, using scissors and glue, and then pin it on the wall. Notice and enjoy ladybirds when they visit your garden or your local park. Here are some ladybird facts for kids on the National Geographic website if your child would like to learn more.
The Irish Wildlife Trust would like your help in spotting ladybirds. Have a look at the details here, and find out more information about ladybirds. And Mooney Goes Wild has more interesting information here.
Learning to write should be fun. It’s important that children know that writing is a fun and useful. By fitting it into everyday activities, like drawing, writing notes and birthday cards children will get used to holding a pencil and learning to write properly.
Encourage your child to write and draw - on outdoor walls with chalk or in the sand at the beach. Give them picture mazes or puzzles to fill out – join the dot puzzles are great for their hand eye coordination.
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