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Shoulder of Giants

Shoulders of Giants

We are all influenced by our beliefs in others. The work we do with children is building on the work of others and could form the foundations of the work of others. Isaac Newton described this as standing on the shoulders of giants.

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be creative

Be creative!

In Scéalta this week Máire Corbett ponders creativity and how we can encourage it to flourish in all its forms. She outlines how we all value creativity and innovation, but that to allow this to happen we need to provide opportunities for young children to play, explore, figure out and lead the way on creativity.

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outdoor play for under twos

Researching the Outdoors for Under Twos

In this weeks Scealta, Linda Kelly from Early Childhood Ireland, talks about researching outdoor play and the experiences provided for very young children. Linda describes her focus on the importance of outdoor play for children and acknowledges the beliefs, fears, and preferences of early years educators and parents when it comes to outdoor provision.

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Climate change blog

Climate Change – Time to COP on?

Medha Trehan, a 15-year-old young climate activist who is passionate about the effects of climate change on the world talks about her reaction to the recent COP 26 conference, her engagement with her local community and what she is doing to raise awareness among her peers about climate change.

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Fundamental Movements Blog-Web

Fundamental Movement Skills in Early Years

In the third and final post in our series on movement behaviours, in our Scéalta blog post this week, Ross Corbett outlines fun and playful ways in which Fundamental Movement Skills can be encouraged and promoted with preschool and school age children.

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Movement matters

Why movement matters for babies

Following on from Marita Hennessy’s Scéalta blog post last week about the importance of movement behaviours in children’s development, this week Chloe Keegan, Early Childhood Specialist at Early Childhood Ireland explores how this can be done with babies and toddlers and gives some practical tips to encourage those very young children to move and be active.

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Let's all move

Let’s all move

In Scéalta this week Dr. Marita Hennessy talks about the importance of movement for children’s development. She outlines how much active time children should have each day and how we need to be aware of the overuse of highchairs etc.

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It’s Live – ‘Child-Centred Competence Framework’

It’s Live – ‘Child-Centred Competence Framework’

In this week’s Scealta, Kathleen Tuite and Fiona Kelleher, Early Childhood Specialists with Early Childhood Ireland introduce the culmination of two years’ work on an Erasmus+ Project in partnership with seven other countries, where an e-book publication on a Child-Centred Competences Framework has been developed to assist educators, students, professionals, and mentors with interpreting what it means to be child-centred. The e-book contains resources, videos and further reading.

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