Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

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Bringing the emotions outside
Máire Corbett

Bringing the emotions outside

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.

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Kate wall webinar
Aoife Horgan

No researchers in white coats

As we prepare for the second of our outdoor webinars, Aoife Horgan, Research Support Officer at Early Childhood Ireland, introduces us to Professor Kate Wall, who will be our keynote speaker, for what promises to be another inspirational evening.

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Mag Coogan

Great play in small spaces

Sometimes it can seem that large spaces are needed to provide outdoor play opportunities for children. In this week’s Scéalta blog post Mag Coogan explains how this is not so.

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Denise Sheridan

Loose parts and small scale outdoor gardening

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.

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The Relationship Between Our Buildings and Our Outdoors
Chloe Keegan

The Relationship Between Our Buildings and Our Outdoors

In this next series of Scéalta, we are going to focus on outdoor play and learning. The environment has a large impact on what and how children learn. To start this series, Chloe Keegan Early Childhood Specialist, as Early Childhood Ireland reminds us of the guidance to be found in the Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care, but also says that the key thing is to use the space you have, rather than wish for space you don’t have.

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The Whispering Giant
Aisling Hearne

The Whispering Giant

To bring the Shoulders of Giants series to a close, Aisling Hearne reflects on the series so far, along with having a baby during a pandemic saying ‘your giant is that whispering voice, your inner giantess, reminding you that you’re doing a good job, that you are good enough, simply as you are.

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