In our Scéalta blog this week, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Ireland, highlights previous blogs posts on outdoor play, provision and practice within Early Years settings. In case you have not had a chance to read before, Kathleen encourages you to read some of the amazing contributions received on outdoor play over the year stretching from 2022 to 2023.
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In a recent episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, Chloe Keegan, from Early Childhood Ireland described some ideas for outdoor play which she had observed on some visits to settings. In this blog, she discusses these more and shares images, so members can see these ideas in action.
In our Scéalta blog post this week, Aoife Horgan, from Early Childhood Ireland provides an update on the Enhancing Quality in Family Day Care (Childminding) Project. She describes the recent visit to Denmark this month for the second of our Learning, Teaching, and Training Activities.
In this week’s Scéalta, Catherine O’Reilly, PhD research student at Trinity College Dublin, discusses how critical thinking relates to early childhood and how we can use storytelling to give children in Early Years settings the same opportunities as older children to learn how to communicate, collaborate, be creative and engage in problem-solving.
In this week’s Scéalta, Paula Bradley, Early Childhood Ireland, for World Bee Day, Paula discusses the importance of bees, the crucial role they play in our world’s ecosystem and how we can involve children in creating environments to support these powerful pollinators.
Laura Ward from the National Childhood Network, reflects on her learning and experiences gained from her recent study trip to Reggio Emilia, Italy. This study trip was organized by Early Childhood Ireland, as part of the Reggio Children Project 2023 funded by National Pyjama Day.