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Easter Egg Alternatives For Kids.

With Easter eggs so plentiful and cheap to buy and kids getting so many, you’d be forgiven for looking for an alternative to the chocolate egg gift. This year in particular, with everyone continuing to work together to reduce the spread of Covid-19, many of us will be sending Easter gifts by post rather than in person.

For very young children lots of chocolate isn’t always suitable and a toy gift may be preferable. With all these reasons in mind, here are some suggestions for alternative Easter gifts to the traditional chocolate egg.

A Soft Toy
For little ones at Easter, a cuddly soft toy is a great gift and local newsagents typically stock Easter bunnies and chicks at this time of year, from as little as €5.00. If you are looking for something extra special however, take a look at these two bunnies. The Melissa & Doug Jumbo Burrow Bunny is an adorably plush soft toy that you can’t help but cuddle. At 21 inches in height it understandably retails for €49.99. (Click HERE).

Equally adorable is “Flora” the interactive bunny by GUND. Retailing at €36.99, it’s now available to buy in Ireland. (Click HERE).

The Blue Bunny Hopper.
This simple toy has been enjoyed for generations and helps children to develop their coordination skills. The Blue Bunny Hopper retails at €6.99 and is available to buy online. (Click HERE).

Slime Eggs.
Kids love slime and these inexpensive toys come in options that appeal to boys and girls. For boys “Treasure X Alien Eggs” retail at €5.99 and combine goo with alien surprises (Click HERE).
For girls check out the “Compound Kings Mix and Mash Mystery Egg Surprise”. Retailing at €14.99 the set contains 30 eggs, 30 slimes and surprise charms (Click HERE).

Board Games.
Encourage some Easter family fun with “Lucky Ducks”. Children as young as three will love this game of memory match as they watch little ducks swim around the pond. “Lucky Ducks” costs €7.99. (Click HERE).

Hatchimal CollEGGtibles.
Another egg shaped toy that packs lots of surprises is the Hatchimal CollEGGtibles range with CollEGGtible toys from as little as €5.99. (Click HERE and HERE).

A Book or Book Token.
(Click HERE)

Do remember to shop local when you can.

For more chocolate gift alternatives, visit HERE to order your toys and gifts from Stakelum Office Supplies, located at Parnell St. and Rossa St. Thurles, Co. Tipperary. [Tel: (0504) 21888].

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2020 Fuel Offer At Centenary Agri Stores, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Winter Fuel Special Offer at all Centenary Agri Stores, including at their Templemore Road, Thurles, retail outlet.

With the arrival of the long cold winter nights, it is worth noting that Centenary Thurles Co-Op Ltd, Templemore Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, once again this year (2020) are running, their Winter Fuel Special Offers.


Special Fuel Offers are as follows:

Premium Smokeless Coal.
3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €54.00 – Collected.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €90.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €440 Collected.
3 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €28.50 – Collected.
5 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €46.00 – Collected.

Premium Polish Coal.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €89.00 – Collected.
3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €55.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €420 – Collected.

Briquettes
3 x 1 Bales, are presently €12.95 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €340 or per Pallet €544 – Collected.


Full range of Smokeless Fuels available at keenest prices also at outlets in:- Ballyduff, Thurles, Templemore, Cashel, Littleton, Loran, Montore, and Roscrea.

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Free Kindle E-Books For Whole Family on Amazon.

If you haven’t already got an Amazon account, it’s worth signing up for one now.

“Why?” I hear you say.

Amazon are giving away hundreds of free books on their Amazon Kindle service. You don’t need a Kindle to access Kindle books.
Through the Kindle ‘Cloud Reader’ you can read Kindle books on your PC and laptop. The Kindle Application for iOS and Android also allows you to read Kindle books on your phone or tablet.

For very young readers you can download the hugely popular ‘Biff, Chop & Kipper’ books. For your primary and secondary pupils studying at home, there are plenty of subject specific revision guides (maths, chemistry, biology) as well as free access to the ‘Practise and Learn”: Maths’ series.

Why not take the time to read some of the classics? Download ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson; ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville or ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame.

If the classics aren’t to your taste, there are many more contemporary titles to choose from including ‘The Victory Garden’ by Rhys Bowen and ‘Only Time will Tell’ by Jeffrey Archer.

Why not take up a new hobby through browsing magazines (which are free for a limited time) like ‘Amateur Gardening UK’, ‘The Guitarist’ or ‘Digital Photographer’.
You can even access popular magazine titles such as ‘Chat’, ‘Real People’ and ‘Woman’s Own’.


Stay At Home – Stay Safe

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Five Links & Activites To Keep Family Having Fun

With tougher restrictions in place and every one staying at home for the next two weeks, one of these websites might help you and family to pass away the hours in a fun and educational way.

Stop Animation
Stop motion animation is a technique used to make static objects appear as if they were moving. Children (big and small) can work on any device (Chromebook, PC, Mac, iPad, tablet, smartphone, etc.) to create Stop Animation movies using https://app.cloudstopmotion.com/login

Chess
Moves For Life (MFL) is an organisation of chess experts who support primary level chess in Ireland. MFL are now offering free online chess activities for children. They have created three new project-based activities for children (big and small). The projects are for beginners, improvers and advanced players, with more information available on http://movesforlife.ie.

World Book
The Republic of Ireland now has unlimited access to World Book Online through Scoilnet. Visit https://www.scoilnet.ie/scoilnet-services/world-book/ When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online is the place to go. From pre-primary to secondary and beyond; World Book has databases for every learner at every level for an immersive learning experience.
Early World of Learning (Ages 3-6)
World Book Kids (Ages 7-11)
World Book Student (Ages 12-15)
World Book Advanced (Ages 16 and up)

Learn To Touch Type
Why not use this time to learn to touch type? Typing Club is an excellent and free online course suitable for all ages. Visit https://www.typingclub.com/ and complete daily lessons that teach you how to touch type.

FREE – ENJOY A SELECTION OF AMAZON KINDLE BOOKS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Numerous Amazon Kindle Books have just been made available for free download from https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=21173577031&pf_rd_r=6HTSS4RN72JQR48WE17T&pf_rd_p=87bef603-ccff-4382-b701-0c96c14f71b1.
The book selection includes public domain titles as well as Kindle Books, which publishers are providing for free download for a limited time.
Start reading now on any tablet or smartphone with the free Kindle Reading App.

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Winter Fuel Special Offer At Centenary Thurles Co-Op

With the arrival of the long cold winter nights, it is worth noting that Centenary Thurles Co-Op Ltd, Templemore Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary are running, once again this year, their Winter Fuel Special Offers.

A Warm Coal Fire

‘Special Offers’ are as follows:

3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €56.00 – Collected.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €90.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €440 or per Pallet €700 – Collected.

3 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €28.50 – Collected.
5 x 20kg. bags of Premium Smokeless Coal for €46.00 – Collected.

5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €89.00 – Collected.
3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €55.00 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €420 or per Pallet €670 – Collected.

Briquettes3 x 1 Bales, are presently €11.95 – Collected.
Note: Per Tonne – €315 or per Pallet €499 – Collected.


Do not forget to check out their annual great value Black Friday Weekend Fuel Sale [ 29th & 30th of November 2019].

You can contact Thurles Centenary Co-Op, during normal business hours, at Telephone: (0504) 91950, or telephone any of their other nearby Agri Stores, throughout Co. Tipperary, by simply clicking HERE for contact Telephone Numbers.

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