What’s On in Ireland: April 2021
Spring into Storytime
Date: Throughout the month of April
During Spring into Storytime, libraries around the country will deliver an exciting programme of online events for children aged 0-10 and their families. Events will include storytime with Irish authors, demonstrations and workshops.
You can find details of all Libraries Ireland events here.
Yoga for Parents of Children with Additional Needs
Dates: April 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 7-8pm
April is Autism awareness month in Ireland, and dlr Libraries are looking to support parents of children with Autism.
Delivered by yoga teacher Tanja Thomas. This class focuses on giving the benefits of Yoga and Relaxation to parents who face the daily challenges of caring for their child with additional needs. To give yourself a time out while doing something good for body, mind and soul.
Being the parent of a child with needs can ask a lot of you on a day to day basis. As a mum of a child with needs herself, Tanja knows this from experience and has designed this class especially for parents of children with additional needs. You will practice gentle yoga poses to address common tension areas in the body (shoulders, neck, back) and help with flexibility and balance. Also, learn how to regulate emotions and release stress with specific easy breath techniques as well as help with being able to let go and bring back ease during deep relaxation. Everything you need in the space of an hour to leave you feeling balanced and being able to take on the world again.
This is a class suitable for anyone and you don’t have to have any yoga experience. A yoga mat or any non slip surface, pillows, blankets and a space to comfortably move is all you need for this class.
Book a free ticket here.
Yoga for Children with Autism
Dates: April 10th, 17th and 24th from 11am-12pm
Meeting children where they are at, trusting that all children are capable of learning to find a place of calm within themselves, providing a safe and loving space and giving them support that meets their individual needs through practicing yoga is central toTanja’s approach in sharing yoga with children with Autism.
The use of song and sound, breathing techniques, body awareness through tapping, massage and therapeutic yoga poses as well as self regulation and relaxation techniques are methods that Tanja applies in this therapeutic yoga class for children with Autism. As this class takes place online, it is recommended that parents are present with their child/children to support them throughout the class. This class is suitable for all abilities, and most suited for children aged 8-12 years.
A yoga mat or any non slip surface, pillows, blankets and a space to comfortably move in is all you need for this class. You can book your free place here
Free Online Classes for Adults with Disabilities
Dates: April 12-26th
Launching on April 12th, Connections Art Centre is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing accessible Art and Lifestyle programs where adults with disabilities and the wider disability community can learn, connect and grow through the Arts.
To mark the launch they are offering 100 free taster lessons in arts and crafts, aromatherapy, music, yoga, drama, photography, DSPCA talks and more. There is also have a gift shop where you can purchase gift items and support the organisation.
Classes are open now for booking here.
Live Online Workshop for Teens: Drawing Fashion
Dates: April 29th at 3.30pm
Do you like playing with colours and patterns? Are you interested in design and fashion? Then why not join in for an afternoon of drawing at the Chester Beatty.
The workshop will start with short drawing warm-ups, followed by a close look at some costume prints from the Chester Beatty’s collection to create your own fashion drawing. No drawing background is required.
You can find the materials needed and register your interest here.
Arpillera Voices for #Childrens Rights
Dates: Until May 30th
Through the medium of arpilleras, created in various continents, this exhibition charts global progress on the journey to realising children’s rights, particularly relating to family life, play, education, health and protection from violence. The impact of, and response to, violations of children’s rights is uncovered and the question is asked: How can we embrace a culture of children’s rights?
The second phase of this exhibition runs until May 30th and moves to Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, where it is hosted online. You can find more information here.
Did you know that play is a children’s right? A cultural and artistic life is one of the children’s rights highlighted in the exhibition, and you can download a free play activity pack to help you get creative at home.
Take the Winter Trivia Trail at Lough Key Forest Park, Roscommon
Dates: When you visit
The next time you visit Lough Key Forest and Activity park families can enjoy The Lough Key Trivia Trail! Simply purchase your trivia pack from the info booth and get everything you need to decipher the clues and complete the trail.
How to Book: Simply purchase your trivia pack from the info booth and the family can enjoy hours of outdoor problem solving fun!
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