Tots to teens

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STUDY AID: Higher Na­ture Con­cen­tra­tion Essence is a lemon and lime ef­fer­ves­cent drink which con­tains B vi­ta­mins to sup­port men­tal per­for­mance and the ner­vous sys­tem. Cost­ing €9.19 for a tube of 10 tablets, they are rec­om­mended by Whole­foods nu­tri­tion­ist Ni­cola Mur­phy, dur­ing exam time. For snacks she sug­gests the Protein Ball Co Cherry & Al­mond protein balls, €2, or Peanut But­ter Dark Cho­co­late KIND bars, €2.29. SUM­MER READS: Best-sell­ing chil­dren’s au­thor David Wal­liams is back with the lat­est in­stal­ment of tales about the ab­so­lute worst chil­dren ever. The World’s Worst

Chil­dren 3 con­tains 10 hor­ren­dously hi­lar­i­ous sto­ries, il­lus­trated by Tony Ross and is one of Ea­son’s top picks for sum­mer read­ing, along with The

Sur­face Breaks, Louise O’Neill’s reimag­in­ing of the Lit­tle Mer­maid and Dav Pikey’s Dog Man and Cat

Kid for younger read­ers.

STAR­RING ROLE: New Star Wars LEGO sets re­leased ahead of Solo:

A Star Wars Story in­clude Han Solo’s Land­speeder, €29.99, age 7+, with Han and Qi’ra minifig­ures. To cater for a new gen­er­a­tion of film fans, there are also sets from the Orig­i­nal Tril­ogy like Yoda’s Hut, €29.99, age 7+, with Yoda, Luke and R2-D2 minifig­ures and a Jedi and Clone Troop­ers Bat­tle Pack, €14.99, age 6+, from the Pre­quel Tril­ogy.

FAM­ILY GET­AWAY: Sum­mer breaks for fam­i­lies at Druid’s Glen in­clude a two night pack­age (from €510) or a three night pack­age (from €705) with bed and break­fast for two adults and two chil­dren shar­ing a fam­ily gue­stroom, a four course meal for two adults on one evening in Hugo’s Restau­rant, along with Kids High Tea Club for two chil­dren with din­ner and supervised ac­tiv­i­ties; www.druids­glen­re­sort.com

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