In this week’s Scéalta Máire Corbett, Early Childhood Ireland, discusses how we can provide comfort and security in so many ways. Máire says we all need security. Security gives us a feeling of safety, of comfort, of closeness and of predictability and the confidence to be adventurous and explore more.
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In this weeks Scealta, Fiona Kelleher, Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on the learning and fun which can be gained from children playing with small world figures. Fiona was reminded of the value of this type of play while watching her niece play and listening to her conversations and stories about the figures she was playing with.
The Scéalta blog post this week is written by Máire Corbett from Early Childhood Ireland. In it she reflects on the benefits of mixed age grouping to support young children’s play and learning. She refers to Maria Montessori and John Holt as well as to our member Sarah O’Leary who implements this approach in her setting.
Fiona Kelleher from Early Childhood Ireland outlines a new EU project focusing on Family Day Care/ Childminding. She outlines how the countries involved build relationships and share policy and practice ideas, to support quality for children. Early Childhood Ireland looks forward to engaging with Childminders in Ireland, both on this project and others in the future.
In this week’s Scéalta, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Ireland, reflects on the importance of cherishing babies and young children and discusses how critical it is to support their emotional development. This is the first of two posts on nurturing positive emotional development in young children.