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In this week’s Scealta, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Specialist with Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on rough and tumble play, and looks at the play cues of children which help educators to distinguish this type of play from other forms of aggressive behaviours.
Outdoor spaces don’t have to be large to afford children opportunities to explore, think, experience nature and be adventurous. In our Scéalta blog this week Yvonne O’Sullivan, from Naíonra na nÓg, in Limerick explains how she has used the small outdoor spaces she has to provide a range of diverse opportunities for children to play outdoors.
Continuing our series on outdoor play, Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on how outdoor play plays a key role in children’s growth and development, both physical and emotional… in the here and now and into their future. She discusses a recent conference she attended and some of the main points from the speaker, Joanna Fortune.
Continuing our outdoor play series, Early Childhood Ireland member Denise Sheridan, outlines how she uses loose parts in the outdoor space at her setting in County Clare. She also discusses how small scale gardening in the outdoor supports children’s awareness of sustainability and also their STEAM learning.