Tons of Fun Tots Playgroup

Tons of Fun Tots Playgroup

– Are you based in the North East?

– Would you like to meet other parents with young children and babies with Down Syndrome?

– If so, come and join our little tribe – fun & laughter guaranteed.

Tons of Fun Tots is a facilitated play & educational group based in Ardee for young children and babies with Down Syndrome. This informal setting provides an opportunity to meet other parents, develop your little one’s social skills and circle of friends while learning lots of songs and rhymes

Where: St. Mary’s GAA Club, Ardee, Co. Louth

When: Every Thursday

10:30am to 12.00pm (older tots)

11:00am to 12:00pm (younger tots / babies)

For further info contact:

Andrea McArdle at 0863709831 or

Supported by Down Syndrome Ireland, Louth Meath Branch

Tons of Fun Tots welcomes an unexpected guest …

There was great excitement at the Tons of Fun Tots playgroup during its last session when a certain someone in a familiar red suit paid an unexpected visit to some of the youngest members of the DSI Louth Meath Branch.

We had a room full of excited boys and girls, all dressed up for Christmas, and ready to party with their teacher, Triona Cussen. We were practicing “good sitting” and singing some seasonal classics. All the boys and girls were attentively watching Triona demonstrate some Lámh signs along with the songs when who should come in the door  … only Santa Claus!

Practicing Good Sitting

Some of the children were very excited to meet the man himself while others were a little more hesitant but Santa made sure he had a little something for everyone in his sack.

Suffice to say it was a great morning and a wonderful lead up to the Christmas season.

A special word of thanks to Mickey Rooney and all the staff in St Mary’s GAA, Ardee as well as the transition year students from Ardee Community School. The Christmas party was a huge success, enjoyed by both the babies and parents alike.

A Happy Christmas to you all.

Tons of Fun Tots is a play & educational group based in Ardee for pre-school children with Down Syndrome. The group is suitable for babies/wobblers/toddlers from 6 months to preschool/school age. However, new mums/dads & younger babies are always welcome. The group is a formal, but fun-based, learning environment for infants and young children and introduces them to lots of songs and rhymes using Lámh which helps develop their social skills and build a close circle of friends. It is also a valuable resource for parents, providing an opportunity for them to see Lámh being used in a setting that is both informal and more importantly, fun.

For further information on Tons of Fun Tots, please contact:

Brendan Stephenson at or Andrea McArdle 086-3709831